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Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer

A new study concludes that high doses of vitamin D may help hinder the growth of advanced colorectal cancer in combination with chemotherapy. A new study concludes that vitamin D might help slow bowel cancer progression. A clinical trial called SUNSHINE has found that large doses of vitamin D could significantly slow down the progression… Read More »

High-dose vitamin D shows benefit in patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Results of a small clinical trial suggest that supplementing chemotherapy with high doses of vitamin D may benefit patients with metastatic colorectal cancer by delaying progression of the disease, say scientists from Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Prompted by the “very encouraging” results of the Sunshine clinical trial, the potential benefits of vitamin D supplementation in metastatic… Read More »

'I thought it was an IBS flare-up… then the doctor told me I had a 15cm tumour' – Woman (38) diagnosed with bowel cancer

Katie Boylan with her dog Rocky. Photo: Fergal Phillips ‘I thought it was an IBS flare-up… then the doctor told me I had a 15cm tumour’ – Woman (38) diagnosed with bowel cancer Independent.ie When Katie Boylan (38) suddenly fell ill in 2015, she reasoned that it was a bad case of irritable bowel syndrome… Read More »