A study reported in Cancer Research (May 2009) showed that those individuals with prostate cancer had a better chance of survival if they were taking vitamin E supplementation. Those prostate cancer patients who had the highest levels of vitamin E had a 33% lower risk of dying from their prostate cancer when compared to those who had the lowest levels of vitamin E. In fact, the group of men who had prostate cancer and actually took vitamin E supplements had a 50% decreased risk of dying from their prostate cancer when compared to the group with the lowest risk of prostate cancer.
I believe that we all should be taking nutritional supplements and providing our bodies with cellular nutrition. However, if you have any form of cancer, the medical evidence is very strong that you will tolerate your treatments better and respond better to those treatments, if you are taking high-quality, complete and balanced nutritional supplements. Vitamin E being just one of those nutrients that needs to be supplemented.