Recommendations for aspirin and vitamin D?


Question from Beth_Popadynetz: What is the latest recommendation for aspirin and vitamin D?
Answers - Eric Winer, M.D. Aspirin has been shown in epidemiologic study to lower the risk of breast cancer recurrence, but this needs to be confirmed in a clinical trial. I would not recommend a woman take aspirin to prevent recurrence, nor would I recommend that she use vitamin D to prevent a recurrence, although vitamin D is commonly given to help with calcium absorption for women who have low bone density.
Marisa Weiss It's important to have your vitamin D level checked by your doctor to make sure the level is normal and not too low. Since many of us spend most of our time inside and are without significant direct sun exposure, it's not uncommon for women to have low levels of vitamin D. Talk to your doctor about checking it, and if it's low bring it back up into the normal range.

On Wednesday, December 15, 2010, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Updates from the 2010 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Eric Winer, M.D. and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answered your questions about the latest updates on breast cancer risk, screening, and treatment in early and metastatic breast cancer.

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