Serum levels of vitamin D, parathyroid hormone and calcium in relation to survival following breast cancer.

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Vitamin D, parathyroid hormone (PTH) and calcium in blood are correlated with each other. Previous studies have suggested vitamin D to have anti-proliferative effects on tumor cells, whereas PTH may have carcinogenic effects. A cancer disease may influence calcium levels in blood, but less is known about calcium and its potential effect on cancer risk and survival. The aim of this study was to examine pre-diagnostic levels of vitamin D (25OHD), PTH and calcium in relation to survival after breast cancer.

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  • Cancer and Oncology
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1131-1140
JournalCancer Causes and Control
Volume25
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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