Esophageal cancerTreatment

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.

Page last edited: 22 August 2011

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.