Vitamin D Defficiency & Skin Cancer (using more suncscreen since diagnosis) ...
Important Vit D info I'd like to share with you if you've recently started to use more sunscreen (especially true for most of us who've had skin cancer removed) to cover yourself from harmful sun rays than prior to your skin cancer.
Having an early Melanoma removed in '07 I started using a higher SPF Sunscreen and covering larger am't of my body as well as staying in the shade at the beach much more than ever before in my life. And this has not been huge am'ts of glopping the sunscreen all over -- just using 30 vs. 15spf and being more diligent about reapplication, etc.
This pattern (to protect from harmful rays) has cont'd since '07 and I started to have symptoms which brought me to my Dr. for an evaluation.
The answer: My Vitamin D levels were seriously low (9 on a scale of 32-100 being normal) and after two complete workups to rule out parathyroid and other conditions, my endocrinologist and primary doc both agree that the add'l sunscreen usage since my melanoma has caused this to happen.
I suggest to have your Vit D levels checked if you have symptoms or at your annual physical if you've changed your sunscreen usage.
Here are some Vit D Links for more info conatined in a journal entry:
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.