Vitamin D

Interesting article in the Daily Mail

dailymail.co.uk/health/arti...

I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer last year & am currently having 6 monthly Zolendronic Bone Infusions and daily Calicium/Vitamin D & at my last Oncology Apoointment My Consultant was very insistent that I must always take this daily.

Best Wishes to Everyone 💐🌞🌻

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  • I read about the benefits of taking Vitamin D about 12 months ago on the CancerActive website and have been taking it ever since. My oncologist perscribed them about 3 months ago. Better late than never. I also try to include Tumeric in lots of dishes, that also has masses of anti cancer properties.

  • Hi, I was already on Calcium/Vit D as I'm on long term steroids & interestingly did have low VitD levels discovered & treated about 18months before I was diagnosed.

    Hope all's well with you

    Best Wishes 🌻

  • Yes I am also on zolendronic bone infusions every 6 months and have the same advice with calcium and vitamin D; there is new evidence to suggest that all women and some men require vitamin D in UK due to our poor sunlight!

    Aren't we lucky to have all this information at our fingertips?! 😃

  • Yes & it appears most of us are short on Vitamin D

    But always check any additional supplements with your Doctor or Specialist first.

    Take Care 🌻

  • Thank you an interesting article. I too am on calcium and vitamin D tablets. xx

  • What dose did he put you on? I am an orthopaedic nurse and for many years one of my old consultants has told me to take vitamin d and give to my children too. Especially my son. Interested as to what dose. Thank you

  • Hi

    I was already on Calcium/Vitamin D when I was diagnosed as I am on long term steroids for Polymyalgia Rheumatica, l was also on Alendronic Acid.

    My Oncologist changed me to the Zolendronic Infusion after the Chemotherapy but left me on the Calcium/Vitamin D I was already on.

    I take two Calcichew-D3 a day

    (500mg Calcium; 400IU Vitamin D x2)

    I had my Vitamin D levels checked about 18months before my Cancer Diagnosis & they were on the 'low' side & I was given a months course of additional VitD & levels went back to normal.

    Best Wishes 🌻

  • Thank you for your prompt reply. Will get some today. All the best.

  • I don't know what my Vitamin D levels were when I was diagnosed but I survived. In the last couple of years our jospitàl has started checking Vitamin D levels in all blood samples. As a result of this I was told my levels were low and given capsules six months later they were still low and my dose was doubled. My be I'm an exception but until all people getting breast Cancer have had their levels ascertained before diagnosis I can't see how they can be sure.

  • Hi

    I was already on Calcium/Vitamin D when I was diagnosed as I am on long term steroids for Polymyalgia Rheumatica, l was also on Alendronic Acid now on Zolendronic Infusions.

    I had my Vitamin D levels checked about 18months before my Cancer Diagnosis & they were on the 'low' side & I was given a months course of additional VitD & levels went back to normal.

    I can't be sure if this had any impact either way but will continue to take it especially while I'm on the Steroids & Zolendronic Acid.

    Best Wishes 🌻

  • I was advised by dietitian that I may need vitamin D and was told to take 3 tablets a day, however before I started taking them my practice nurse sent me for blood test which showed my vitamin D level was normal so now not taking.

  • My oncologist when I asked, had no idea what my vitamin D levels were. He said most people were low by the time he got them. He went on to say although he would prescribe them he was happy for me to take the recommended daily dose! Such faith I have! Not.

  • That was supposed to read "would NOT prescribe"