Topic: Is this something we could do at home??

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT0 … amp;rank=1

~Tiffany~ 31 years young wink Fighting CC since 10-27-2011
Wife to Brian; Mommy to Carter (8) and Madison (4)
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Liver transplant 7-9-2013

Re: Is this something we could do at home??

Hi Tiffany,

I looked at the clinical trial in your link. They are testing vitamin D3 (calcitriol) as a supplement to chemo. Vitamin D3 is readily available in any pharmacy. So to answer your question.... yes, you can easily do this at home if you wish. As always, it's a good idea to check with your oncologist before you add a new supplement.

Keep in mind, our bodies produce TONS of vitamin D3 when exposed to sunshine. As a southerner, you probably get more than enough vitamin D3 when you go outside in the sunshine.

On the other hand, I heard that sunshine exposure is not recommended during chemo. Do you take special precautions to hide from the sun?

Re: Is this something we could do at home??

Eli:
That is one of the things I dislike most about chemo: wearing at least a 30 spf. The chemo makes us more prone to sunburn, so chemo patients are not supposed to be exposing themselves to sunshine. UGH!
I also agree that with any supplement you should check with your oncologist. Some of them are okay with it, and some don't want supplements to interfere with treatment.

KrisJ
"Don't just have minutes in the day; have moments in time."
Any opinions I give are based on personal experiences, and are not based on medical knowledge. I strongly suggest receiving medical care and opinions.

Re: Is this something we could do at home??

Thanks y'all. I'm going to print this out and show it to dr. Javle when we are at MDA. I will update with what he says.
I'm lucky to have a natural tan. I don't ever sun burn, but I will use SPF 30 this year.
We do get a lot of sun here in the south. smile

~Tiffany~ 31 years young wink Fighting CC since 10-27-2011
Wife to Brian; Mommy to Carter (8) and Madison (4)
http://tiffanyschwantes.wordpress.com/
Liver transplant 7-9-2013