And researchers are not yet sure whether a calcium and vitamin D supplement could play a role in helping prevent melanoma in people who’ ve ne
ver had the disease.
But plenty of other research has shown that vitamin D — which helps control how quickly cells replicate — has the potential to keep the growth of many different types of cancer
cells in check, including colon, breast, and prostate cancer cells.
And if you’ve had another form of skin cancer, you’re at higher risk of developing melanoma — the deadliest kind
— later in life.