Vitamin D3 and Ovarian Cancer

Dr. Weeks’ Comment: Most doctors know the cautionary tale of the arrogant and insensitive surgeon who emerges from the surgical theatre and announces to the wife of the patient:  “The surgery was a success but the patient died.”

In this instance, the surgeon was focusing on surgery (getting something cut out) and not adequately interested in the entire well-being of the patient.  Conventional oncologists are guilty of the same tunnel vision: they strive to kill cancer and pay next to no attention to the health and well-being of the patient.  For example: consider the cookies and other sugar laden snacks which are so rampant in chemotherapy centers where, in astonishingly blatant ignorance and disregard of all progress in the nutritional sciences over the past 30 years (i.e. white sugar feeds cancer), the caregivers parrot “Any calorie is a good calorie”.   Only integrative oncologists strive, at the same time as they target cancer cells, to also enhance the vitality and immune functions of their patients so that there is a collaborative effort to survive and thrive. (Why not have your immune system helping out the oncologist??)

One particularly irksome failing of conventional oncologists is their lamentable disregard for monitoring the patients’ vitamin D3 level. The specific test for this anti-cancer natural pro-hormone is ” 25-OH D3 “.  Time and again, people with cancer ask me to educate them about how to optimize their care with their local doctors and, upon reviewing their medical records, I see no evidence that any of their cancer specialists ever thought to check the levels of their cancer fighting vitamin D3.  Astonishing!

If you or someone you know is dealing with cancer, review the articles below  and then urge your doctor to test your vitamin D3 level . If it is suboptimal, take supplemental vitamin D3 and the best Vitamin K2 7.

(Hint – you also need to have your hs-CRP level tested so that you know your degree of systemic inflammation since cancer spreads by inflammation and you want the hs-CRP level below 1).

What follows is focused on OVARIAN and UTERINE  cancer but if you Google  “vitamin D3”  and “cancer” you will see how important it is to maintain high vitamin D3 levels.

The roles of UVB and vitamin D in reducing risk of cancer incidence and mortality: A review of the epidemiology, clinical trials, and mechanisms.

The role of vitamin D in reproductive dysfunction in women – a systematic review.

The role of vitamin D and VDR in carcinogenesis: Through epidemiology and basic sciences.

The association between Vitamin D and health outcomes in women: A review on the related evidence.

Commentary: Mendelian randomization analysis identifies circulating vitamin D as a causal risk factor for ovarian cancer.

Dairy, calcium, vitamin D and ovarian cancer risk in African-American women.

Association of vitamin D levels and risk of ovarian cancer: a Mendelian randomization study.

1α,25(OH)₂D₃ Suppresses the Migration of Ovarian Cancer SKOV-3 Cells through the Inhibition of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition.

 

 

 

 

 

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