It's just really tough to get enough information to make informed decisions sometimes, it seems to me. My vitamin D research was typical. When I was researching ways of reducing the chance of a cancer recurrence, I was surprised to find a study that showed that vitamin D levels had even more impact on whether or not lung cancer would recur than even adjuvant chemotherapy!
Living in Texas and being outdoors quite a bit, cycling and fishing, I figured I got lots of vitamin D from the sun much of the year. But I went ahead and added a vitamin D supplement during the cooler months when I get less sun.
Now, more detailed results of that study have been made public, showing the main vitamin D improvement happened in women and young people, and there was pretty much no improvement among older men. DOH!!!! I wish they had told me that in the beginning...
Long distance cyclist and lung cancer survivor
56 years old at time of diagnosis in 2007, now live in Crowley, Tx
Nov 2007 - Tentatively diagnosed as NSCLC stage I from CT scan
Dec 2007 - Upper left lobectomy, biopsy showed one cancerous lymph node, changing the diagnosis to stage II (squamous cell)
Feb to Apr 2008 - Three rounds of cisplatin and gemcitabine
Apr 2008 - chest x-ray, NED
May 2008 - brain mri, clear
Jul 2008 - CT scan, NED
Dec 2008 - CT scan, NED
June 2009 - CT scan, NED
Jan 2010 - CT scan, NED
July 2010 - CT scan, NED
June 2011 - CT scan, NED
May 2012 - CT scan, NED
December 2012 - CT scan, NED. I am now a 5 year survivor!
June 2009 - Wife Rose diagnosed with breast cancer
Stage III IDC
Sept 2009 - Finished 4 rounds of chemo (AC)
Nov 2009 - Surgery
March 2010 - Finished 12 weeks of weekly Taxol
August 2010 - CT scan, NED
August 2011 - Checkup, NED
August 2012 - Checkup, NED
The rest of my story is at: http://www.lungevity.org/l_community/vi ... hp?t=38841My blog - uneasy-rider.com