I would like to know how much calcium and vitamin D is recommended during chemo (if any). I was previously taking Femara for 12 months (8-10 to 8-11) and know it causes bone loss. I am no longer taking the Femara. I will be starting Carbo/Gemzar this month for recurrence in 4 pelvic lymph nodes.
Posted: 03 Oct 2011 08:29 AM Originally Posted: 03 Oct 2011 08:30 AM
In the postmenopausal state a woman should consume by diet or by supplement 1200-1500mg of Calcium per day and 600-1000 units of Vitamin D per day. You do not need to stop calcium or vitamin D during chemotherapy unless your physician has directed you to do so for another reason.