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Hematology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Ömür Gökmen Sevindik said that in colon and breast cancer, people with high vitamin D levels experience fewer metastases. Stating that there are studies showing that people living in hot regions have less cancer deaths than those who receive less sunlight, Sevindik said, “We measure the vitamin D level before starting treatment in some cancers”.
LESS METASTASES IN PERSONS WITH HIGH VITAMIN D LEVEL
MEASUREMENTS ARE MADE BEFORE TREATMENT
Explaining that although this is not a very valid concept for every cancer, they measure the vitamin D level before starting treatment in some cancers, Assoc. Dr. Sevindik said, “Of course, vitamin D cannot be delayed from starting cancer treatment, especially if there is a deficiency below 30 ng / ml. But at the same time, we are starting vitamin D treatment. Because vitamin D is a vitamin that is easily given from outside and we have very good vitamin D supplements on hand. Our skin can produce vitamin D when it sees the sun. This vitamin turns into active form in liver and kidney. We don’t want our cancer patients to lock themselves up at home. Although we cannot recommend being outside under these conditions, we want them to take advantage of the sun during the summer months, exposing themselves to the sun for at least half an hour a day. “It is very important for them to maintain this mobility, especially in open areas and less crowded areas where there is no human density.”
Dietician Öznur Akgöz explained the benefits of vitamin D as follows: “Vitamin D plays a role in many metabolic events of the body such as the immune system, muscle and nervous system, calcium-phosphorus balance. In addition to these, its most important effect in the body is very important in calcium absorption for bone development. In addition, vitamin D is required for normal immune system functions. In some studies, it has been stated that some genes are affected by vitamin D, and vitamin D levels significantly affect the expression of the most, and this situation will have a positive effect on diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer and cardiovascular diseases. “
“LOOK AT YOUR LEVEL EVERY 3 MONTHS OF VITAMIN D”
Dietitian Öznur Akgöz, who advised that vitamin D levels should be checked every 3 months, said, “Especially in the summer months, we will store them thanks to the sun, so there will be a decrease in the winter months. For this reason, we should have the vitamin level checked in 3-month periods during the winter months. “It is necessary to sunbathe between 10.00-15.00 hours with open arms and legs in order to synthesize enough vitamin D from the sun.”