OC Cells Bully Their Way In

anicca
anicca Member Posts: 334 Member
edited June 2011 in Ovarian Cancer #1
I just saw this story in New Scientist about how OC cells "bully" their way into other tissues, and it reminded me of the theory behind the call to boost one's D3 blood levels. That theory, postulated by the scientist who first noticed a correlation between the sunshine states and lower incidences of some cancers, is that one of the functions of D3 is to act like a glue to hold cells tightly together, so when the bonds between cells are loosened by insufficient D3, cancer cells can escape. Possibly it goes farther than escape, and low D3 may also enhance the ability of OC cells to "bully" their way into other tissues (my idea, pure speculation.) I take 4,000 IU of D3 daily, and hope!

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21028174.800-ovarian-cancer-cells-bully-their-way-to-other-organs.html

DB

Comments

  • sarahb74
    sarahb74 Member Posts: 81 Member
    D3
    I started taking 5000 IU Vit D3 starting about 6 weeks efore I was dx. No idea if it's done any good as I don't know how I'd be without it.
  • wlkdnose
    wlkdnose Member Posts: 45
    Hmmm
    Very interesting.
  • mom2greatkids
    mom2greatkids Member Posts: 528
    wlkdnose said:

    Hmmm
    Very interesting.

    My lack of knowledge is
    My lack of knowledge is showing. What is D3? Is it an over the counter vitamin? I begin chemo next week. I am stage 3c clear cell. I'm REALLY scared. Have learned the hard way to stay off the internet researching. It only creates more anxiety. Thanks.
  • taiga
    taiga Member Posts: 75

    My lack of knowledge is
    My lack of knowledge is showing. What is D3? Is it an over the counter vitamin? I begin chemo next week. I am stage 3c clear cell. I'm REALLY scared. Have learned the hard way to stay off the internet researching. It only creates more anxiety. Thanks.

    mom2greatkids
    Hey, I'm clear cell too. Know what you mean about the internet - not much about clear cell and what I found was depressing!! Just a positive word of encouragement - I was dx. stage 3a, grade 3, clear cell last July 6th, so I'm coming up on my 1 year "cancerversary". I finished chemo in Dec. (clinical trial GOG-0252) and had IV taxol and IP Cisplatin and IP Taxol and have continued on Avastin every 3 weeks. Don't be afraid!! It's not like the chemo from years before. Get lots of nausea meds. and take your naps!!
  • carolenk
    carolenk Member Posts: 907 Member
    Thanks for sharing. The more
    Thanks for sharing. The more I learn about OVCA, the more I realize that we're never gonna figure it all out!

    Carolen
  • mopar
    mopar Member Posts: 1,972 Member
    YES TO D3
    It is documented to be an anti-inflammatory, as well as anti-cancer. Our bodies convert sunshine rays into vitamin D3. So since many don't get enough sunshine, and using sunscreen blocks these helpful rays, many are defficient in D. You can get tested for Vitamin D - and it's a good idea to do so.

    Thanks for the info, DB!

    Monika
  • anicca
    anicca Member Posts: 334 Member
    carolenk said:

    Thanks for sharing. The more
    Thanks for sharing. The more I learn about OVCA, the more I realize that we're never gonna figure it all out!

    Carolen

    Life is incredibly
    Life is incredibly complicated, and I feel we are just beginning to understand some of the basics, but I really hope the word "never" does not apply to preventing & curing cancer.

    DB