There are no results for treating esophageal cancer with vitamin D.
However, studies on serum 25(OH)D levels at time of diagnosis of breast1 found that those with higher levels (>30 ng/mL) had about twice the 12-year survival rate of those with lower levels. Similar results were found for colorectal cancer2.
Those who develop esophageal cancer might consider taking enough vitamin D to raise serum 25(OH)D levels above 40 ng/mL.
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- Goodwin PJ, Ennis M, Pritchard KI, Koo J, Hood N. Prognostic effects of 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in early breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 200 Aug; 27 (10): 3757-63.
- Ng, K. Wolpin, B. M. Meyerhardt, J. A. Wu, K. Chan, A. T. Hollis, B. W. Giovannucci, E. L. Stampfer, M. J. Willett, W. C. Fuchs, C. S. Prospective study of predictors of vitamin D status and survival in patients with colorectal cancer. Br J Cancer. 2009 Sep 15; 101 (6): 916-23.