Does Vitamin A help against cancer?
Taking vitamin A supplements does not prevent cancer from coming back or prolong survival in patients with melanoma, head, and neck cancer, or non-small cell lung cancer as shown in large clinical trials. Vitamin A may also increase the risk of prostate cancer.
However, a vitamin A diet rich in nutrients is important. For cancer patients especially, any perceived vitamin deficiencies should be managed with their oncology healthcare professional. Some studies found that woman with advanced stage of breast cancer patients have lower blood levels of vitamin A, and that diets richer in vitamin A can improve immune function and the outcome in head and neck cancer patients and reduce the risk of oral and pharyngeal cancers. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out our home website www.icrmc.org at the Institute of Cancer Restorative Medicine. Remember the best investment that you can ever make is in your health.