Navigation Links
Low Levels of Vitamin D Spell Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients
Date:5/16/2008

Study found women with deficiency were more likely to suffer recurrence, die from disease

FRIDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast cancer who have a vitamin D deficiency at the time of diagnosis are more likely to have a recurrence or to die from their disease, a new study shows.

Surprisingly, the researchers also found that only 24 percent of the patients had adequate levels of vitamin D when they were diagnosed.

"This study found that vitamin D deficiency is very common among women with breast cancer, and it suggests that vitamin D deficiency is linked to poorer outcomes in these women," Dr. Nancy Davidson, director of the breast cancer program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, said during a May 6 press conference. Davidson is president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Nevertheless, the evidence isn't strong enough to suggest women with breast cancer take more of the vitamin.

"It's premature to tell all women diagnosed with breast cancer that they should take vitamin D supplements over and above what's recommended for bone health," said study author Dr. Pamela Goodwin, a medical oncologist with Mount Sinai Hospital and a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. "If you're a woman with breast cancer, it's probably worthwhile having vitamin D levels checked. If they're deficient, they should take more to get it in the range that we think is beneficial."

The optimal levels of vitamin D associated with breast cancer risk in this study do overlap with optimal levels for bone health, Goodwin added.

Prior research has suggested that vitamin D levels may be associated with breast cancer risk, an idea that is biologically plausible.

"We know from basic science studies that breast cancer cells have vitamin D receptors and can interact with vitamin D," explained Goodwin, who plans to present her findings at the ASCO annual meeting,
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Adult offspring of parents with PTSD have lower cortisol levels
2. Study Demonstrates Marteks Algal DHA Oil Improves Blood Triglyceride Lipid Levels
3. Screening Proposed for Childhood Cholesterol Levels
4. Womens Folic Acid Levels Improving
5. Giving emergency nurses aromatherapy massages with music dramatically reduced stress levels
6. Giving emergency nurses aromatherapy massages with music dramatically reduced stress levels
7. School, family and community involvement are all needed to increase the activity levels of adolescen
8. High HDL Levels Protect Heart Health
9. Meta-Analysis of Blood Phe Levels and Clinical Outcomes in PKU Published
10. Data Show Vaprisol(R) Is Effective & Safe in Promptly Increasing Serum Sodium Levels in Patients With Euvolemic or Hypervolemic Hyponatremia
11. Impact of elevated homocysteine levels on vision under study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Low Levels of Vitamin D Spell Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients
(Date:3/28/2015)... Chesapeake, Virginia (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 ARDX ... March 28th from 12pm -3pm at the Chesapeake Conference Center ... month by sponsoring an empowering event for women in the ... is Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives. Women grow ... success from each other. This year the WWC™ theme ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 LTW Cyber ... agreed to collaborate for the purpose of addressing the ... venture will pursue its own opportunities to grow while ... part of LTW Cyber. , Ventures in LTW Cyber ... and complemented by offerings identifying vulnerabilities and analyzing open ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 In her mid-forties ... prevented her from working, Monica K. arrived at JET ... mending department quiet, defensive and scared. The owners and staff ... Support Services (EPSS) to offer jobs to challenged residents ... patience and a willingness to begin with the end in ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 First Choice ... today. The new facility is located 12665 W Lake Houston ... a resident of Summerwood, I look forward to delivering the ... Dr. Sowell, Facility Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room ... Emergency Room made a donation to Summer Creek High School ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... March 27, 2015 Healthpointe is proud ... Katz, M.D., is now treating knee and hip joint ... Anaheim , Long Beach, and La Mirada. Dr. Stanley ... knee and hip joint disorders as well as chronic ... passionate in returning his patients back to their normal ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Canadian Cybersecurity Ventures Globalize as a Collective 2Health News:Canadian Cybersecurity Ventures Globalize as a Collective 3Health News:Red Deer Uniforms Shop Celebrates 3rd Year Sewing Hope for the Challenged 2Health News:Red Deer Uniforms Shop Celebrates 3rd Year Sewing Hope for the Challenged 3Health News:First Choice Emergency Room Opens New Facility in Houston, Texas 2Health News:Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon is Now Treating Knee and Hip Joint Disorders in Anaheim, California 2Health News:Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon is Now Treating Knee and Hip Joint Disorders in Anaheim, California 3
... , This release is available in French ... the disease, worldwide tuberculosis (TB) infects eight to ten million ... contagious as it is spread through coughing and sneezing. "It,s ... Canada, but this new paradigm in TB research may offer ...
... Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, July 28 ... and you see someone having what appears to be a ... blood flowing can be as effective as CPR that includes ... in the July 29 issue of the New England ...
... and accomplished anatomist, appears to have hidden an image of ... in the Sistine Chapel,s ceiling, a new study by Johns ... medical illustrator, published in the May Neurosurgery , may ... frescoes, figures. Michelangelo is known to have dissected ...
... By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, ... sensor might one day eliminate the need for the multiple ... to check their blood sugar levels. The new device ... it effectively monitored their blood sugar without the need for ...
... Gardner HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, July 28 ... arthritis at bay, possibly because it dampens the body,s ... also protect people who already have the autoimmune disease ... isn,t a new concept. There have been other articles ...
... the end of a two-day fast. One group was quietly ... The difference? The second set of mice had been engineered ... play a role in aging and longevity. "This result ... PhD, an expert in aging research at Washington University School ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:A breakthrough in tuberculosis research 2Health News:Chest Compressions Alone Best With CPR 2Health News:Chest Compressions Alone Best With CPR 3Health News:Brainstem, spinal cord images hidden in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel fresco 2Health News:Implantable Sensor Measures Blood Sugar Levels 2Health News:Implantable Sensor Measures Blood Sugar Levels 3Health News:Could Drinking Help Thwart Rheumatoid Arthritis? 2Health News:Could Drinking Help Thwart Rheumatoid Arthritis? 3Health News:Aging and longevity tied to specific brain region in mice 2Health News:Aging and longevity tied to specific brain region in mice 3
(Date:3/27/2015)...  Holographic Optical Technologies of Augusta, Georgia ... imaging, is entering the world of consumer electronics with ... 20 th , 2015, the campaign will introduce the ... 22-inch displays will allow consumers to view fully three ... addition to the two displays, the company will also ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015 A new report from ... America – Chile , ... are top targets for IVD firms.  The healthcare research firm ... into IVD strategies for the Latin American continent with a ... globally distributed supply operations. However, the country,s regional economic clout ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Report Details  ... ophthalmic drug companies  What does the future ... industry ? Visiongain,s brand new report shows you potential ... there. Our 242-page report provides 185 tables, ... the industry and the future market prospects. Our new ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Holographic Optical Technologies brings cutting-edge holograms to consumer market through upcoming Kickstarter campaign 2Holographic Optical Technologies brings cutting-edge holograms to consumer market through upcoming Kickstarter campaign 3Kalorama: Beyond Brazil, Latin American IVD Market Grows 2Kalorama: Beyond Brazil, Latin American IVD Market Grows 3Kalorama: Beyond Brazil, Latin American IVD Market Grows 4Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 2Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 3Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 4Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 5Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 6Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2015-2025 7
... Sept. 27, 2011 Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department ... at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, has performed over 3,500 ... for prostate cancer . Robotics is among the latest ... to prostate cancer treatment , the options are vast ...
... GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ... "Company"), a leading manufacturer, developer and distributor ... and other health products in the People,s ... has appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) as the Company’s ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Prostate Cancer Treatment: Match Between CyberKnife And Robotic Prostate Surgery And The Winner Is? 2Prostate Cancer Treatment: Match Between CyberKnife And Robotic Prostate Surgery And The Winner Is? 3China Medicine Corporation Appoints PricewaterhouseCoopers As Independent Auditor To Audit Results For Fiscal Years 2006 - 2010 2
Double-ended. 3 mm round semi sharp end and 2.75 mm elevator end. Angled 45 degrees....
Double-ended. Designated most popular model or size....
2 mm tip....
Heavy. 7.5 mm curved tip....
Medicine Products: