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Re: Vitamin E


Hello Sunbeam


Thank you for your post.


The current evidence about vitamin E and breast cancer relates to its oral form, when it’s taken as a supplement to help with menopausal symptoms. In the NICE guidelines it explains that vitamin E should not be prescribed to help with the menopause because its effectiveness is not clear and there has not been enough research to support its use.


It is fine to use vitamin E on the skin.


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Re: Vitamin E


Hi Sunbeam


Thanks for posting your question.


We hope to be able to respond to you tomorrow.


In the meantime our Helpline available from 9am tomorrow morning if you would like to talk things through. 


If you do phone our Helpline please let us know that you have asked a question on our forum so that we know your query has been answered. Thank you


With best wishes.




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Vitamin E

I have oestrogen positive and her 2 breast cancer. I came across NICE recommendations that vit e should not be given to relieve menopausal symptoms. It has also been suggested it can stimulate oestrogen cancer growth. Given the suggested links between some things interfering with treatment how can i manage my skin by avoiding vitamin e?