Vitamin D or Tamoxifen to prevent Breast Cancer ?

This is a slightly edited version of a personal message to me from Professor Cedric Garland about the NICE & NHS decision to offer Tamoxifen or Raloxifene to UK women who may have a higher than average risk of Breast Cancer:

“This is a great example of an organization selecting the a completely wrong solution to a problem.

It must be this approach that the big breast cancer organizations have in mind when they mention eradication of breast cancer by 2020.

This is probably driven mainly by Big Pharma who stand to make billions from patented drugs that people have to take every day to prevent a disease, even if they cause other diseases. If their aproach is used, it will be an empty promise by 2020 or any year.

If anyone could send me any citations they may have seen touting the efficacy of Tamoxifen or Raloxifene in preventing breast cancer, I’d love to read them.

Since very big money is involved, these two risky drugs will be the well-funded competition against vitamin D in the field of breast cancer prevention.

Without concerned scientists, physicians and engineers, such as members of the international vitamin D scientific and clinical community, Big Pharma exceutives would win this battle and the people would lose.

Best wishes,
Cedric Garland”

Professor of Public Health
University of California at San Diego

If anyone would like to send comments directly to me I will be pleased to forward them to Professor Garland

You can read more about his work with Vitamin D at:

Learn more about Vitamin D and Breast Cancer at:

About Rufus Greenbaum

Private individual interested in Preventive Health and spreading information about the positive benefits of Vitamin D.
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1 Response to Vitamin D or Tamoxifen to prevent Breast Cancer ?

  1. tr1ck5t3r says:

    Melatonin (sleep hormone) which is derived/converted from Serotonin (derived in the main from the skin after being exposed to sun’s UV-A rays) has also been shown to help treat or reduce a number of cancers including breast in combination with traditional cancer drugs.
    As we are not single cell organism’s its generally safe to assume no one thing is a panacea so Vit D and melatonin will be useful.

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