Vitamin D Deficiency And Insufficiency In Turkish Patients With Breast Cancer

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F. İlknur Kayali https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0649-115X
Rahşan Habiboğlu https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3658-1164
İrem Sarıcanbaz

Keywords

vitamin D, cancer, breast cancer, women

Abstract

Aim: We aimed to reveal vitamin D levels in women with breast cancer.


Patients and Methods: 561 women with primary breast cancer were included in the study. The median age was 55.86 years (between 20 – 78 years). All of the patients were treated with curative intend. None of the patients had metastatic disease.


Results: The median 25(OH)D level was 11.92ng/ml and the mean 25(OH)D level was 13.91ng/ml . Deficiency was detected in 456 patients (81.28%) and insufficiency was detected in 61 patients (10.87 %).


Conclusion:This study points out that vitamin D levels in breast cancer patients should be measured and be corrected whenever diagnosed.

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