LRGHealthcare Oncology/Hematology and NH Oncology-Hematology PA consider the improvement of health care and disease prevention an integral part of their mission, and participation in research programs allows improved treatments and prevention of cancer.
Previous research has determined that women with increased breast density are at slightly higher risk of developing breast cancer over their lifetime. Many researchers believe low Vitamin D levels may also increase the risk of developing breast cancer, however additional research is needed to substantiate this theory.
LRGHealthcare is pleased to announce they have joined a Vitamin D Research Study to help find answers for women. The trial will be looking at changes in breast density on mammogram associated with Vitamin D supplementation, and the information gained from the trial could be an important step in gaining understanding of the role of Vitamin D in cancer prevention.
Premenopausal woman age 55 or younger, with regular menses and increased breast density on previous mammogram are eligible. The following are also requirements for the trial study:
Willingness to have an annual physical exam with primary care physician, and a copy of exam results shared with a research nurse;
Annual mammogram for two consecutive years;
Vitamin D supplement or a placebo for one year (Provided by the trial)
To find out if you are eligible for the trial or to answer any questions, please contact LRGHealthcare Oncology Research Nurse Dawn Coleman, RN at 524-3211, Ext. 3561 or Dr. Robert Friedlander at 527-2905.
LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.
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