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A patient’s story: Why one man opted for lifestyle changes instead of treatment

Published: November 10, 2009

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Billy
July 26, 2018

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer after a biopsy in February 2011 at the age of 68.I had a PSA of 4.1 at the time and a Gleason Score of 3+3=6.I was told that I had an option of radiation or surgery. I found that I had another option which was Active Surveillance.My urologist did not tell me this. I found out while researching the disease. I thought that this was the way for me. I began to fight the cancer by de-toxing and taking Essiac and Maitake mushroom fraction D on a regular basis. I stopped drinking alcohol and began to eat foods that fight cancer. I do not eat fast foods, white rice,white sugar, and white rice. I added pomegranate juice and various nuts to my diet.I read that walking three hours a week helps to stop the growth of prostate cancer.I also eliminated process foods, beef, pork and sweets. I eat a lot of vegetables,especially tomatoes, fruits, salmon,green and ginger tea, and chicken.I drink water with lemon at times. I use Stevia as a sweetener. I pray using verses in healing from the Bible. I also meditate.While I am meditating I imagine seeing the word “healing” emanating from my prostate gland. I had another biopsy in 2012 and cancer was found in another area that was not detected in the previous biopsy;however,cancer was not found in the area previously diagnosed. My PSA’s were and are up and down. There were 12 cores taken each time that I had a biopsy and only one core had 5% cancer in each of the first two biopsies. In 2012 and 2013 cancer was not detected in any of the cores from the biopsies. I have declined to do anymore biopsies even though my urologist think that I should. I feel good and my last PSA recently was 3.8. The one before was 3.2.I get PSA’s every six months. I also get DRE’s periodically.I am now 75 years old and still active sexually.I drink red wine now and cheat on my diet occasionally. Most people eat three meals a day which comes up to 1,095 meals a year. Cheating every now and then has proved not to be detrimental.Dr. William Li’s anti-angiogenesis diet is healthful also.I have used the Kegel exercise due to frequent urination at times.

Hamdy samy
July 08, 2018

Interesting article and common to so many men. My personal experience is quite similar. Following the discovery of a PSA 6.44 in 2013, I was pressured into a biopsy etc… I was diagnosed with a prostate cancer Gleason 4+4. This did quite much change my life. I decided not to follow classic medicine of surgery, radio and chemio as suggested. I also extensively studied all alternatives and decided to stay clear from the hospitals. Now in 2018, 5 years later, my PSA rose to 19,8 and cancer size has increased from 11 to 12,5 mm. I think cancer is a blessing and although I know I am very lucky, I am confident that I can manage my disease for a certain more number of years. I changed my lifestyle and diet and opted for a stress free life. I am now 55

Dick Pronk
June 10, 2018

Dick
an appendix to my story yesterday
I have increased my physical exercise viz. walking
I walk one day in a walking group in the mountains of the Pyrenees and the rest of the week I try to maintain walking on the boulevards – roughly between 70 and 100 km per week.
other sports have negative side effects, like running, most people are a bit weighty and ruin there knees,
cycling I call a lazy sport.
the other item I will deepen: the visit to dr. Bihl in Stuttgart: he invites about 4 to 5 patients – they all have to be there at noon, as soon as the last person arrives he orders a lab to make a nuclear based medicine which has a maximum life-time of 6 hours – whilst waiting for the arrival of the medicine he asks the patients to drink water with a reactionary substance what will make the 7meters long intestines go white on the computer screens and underneath more darker so to observe and notice more clearly the reaction in colour of the nuclear based medicine what will be inserted in a vein of an arm just before entering the MRI-scan – dr. Bihl has two assistants, also physicians,
they all look at what appears on the screen and the patients who are send there by local physicians who are dealing with critical patients and self searching ones like me.
Of course local physicians DO NOT like sending patients to this specialist because it can show them up in a negative light….
The PSA has a soft maximum of 4 and a hard maximum of 10
when that is reached something should be done.
The result I got was that I had a tiny inflammation in the lobes of the prostate, which goes away by itself.
The HIFU-system(I think it means High Intensity Frequency Unit) is to burn the bad molecules in the prostate and leave the good ones untouched and one is cured and enjoy sex again. The prostate with older men are mostly bigger and have to be shrunk by a chemical medicine(sometimes with side effects) or in the HIFU treatment it is peeled first (like a potatoe) to fit the machine.

Dick Pronk
June 09, 2018

Dick
I read the patient’s story (i.e.Ben Hunter) with great interest because I studied for abt. 20 years from age 50 to 70 a few nights a week in internet and learned a few things from specialists(few) who were honest…
my PSA slowly went upwards in a yo-yo style than 5.6 changing into 7.3 than 6.2 so when it goes up and down it is not prostate-cancer it is benign hyperplasia – my prostate is 5 times bigger than normal-normal is 30grams,mine is 160grams I am waiting for a MRI-scan(resonancia magnética).
What I have learned by meeting a technician who actually
had prostate cancer,where the specialist insisted on “biopsy” 6 takes which caused bleeding and they did not find any cancer, than 10 times “biopsy”(having heavy bleeding for a solid 2 weeks, almost causing a trauma) than a few had cancer results but this rich man phoned anywhere in the world for a secure-treatment of killing the cancer cells but not the good ones so that he could be cancer free and still uses his prostate. He found only one place in the world viz.
a prostate clinic in Heidelberg, Germany who uses the HIFU-system a bit different than other clinics and with better results.After a year his PSA went from 0 to 1.0 than he had to call- they advised him to go to Stuttgart dr. Bihl and have a MRI-scan -they saw cancer-cells roaming around the prostate – he than phoned LE(=Life Extension)in USA who are a group of young physicians who make their own supplements
after discussion amongst the group they advised him which
supplements to take – which strength – and when to take it and how many times a day.
with this knowledge, when my PSA climbed in a wave-pattern passed 10.0 the specialist wanted a “biopsy” which I refused. In jan.2018 it was 12 – in april it peaked at 17 –
than I started really to change my eating habits –
and in 3 weeks it went down to 11.3 also I noted that my CRP went down as well from 0.55 to 0.11,
because eating tomatoes and fish flushed down by pomegranate
(100%)juice eating more vegetables(broccoli) and fruit(mixing several red fruits)as well bananas plus walnuts&pistache.
A note: I use fish viz tuna fish in olive oil in glass pots
(not in cans)
Doctors should NEVER prescribe: taking “biopsy” from the prostate. WHY: they make a hole in that tiny organ –
if there is cancer it can escape – but what is more critical or dangerous is the fact that the needle can destroy the function of the valve in the middle of that tiny organ which will make the patient incontinent – several doctors advice
to take the whole organ away than it happened a lot that the “biopsy” of the removed prostate appeared to be benign and not cancerous. But than the damage is done and the patient can hardly drink anything anymore and has to try the wake up dormant muscles(only possible with very strong willed men but taking abt 3 to 6 months) around his urine tract in order to drink something.I am taking now when I go to sleep a tablet(SILODYX 8mg)in order to shrink my oversized prostate.
Extra note: I am 78years of age
I am the first born from 5, no.2 2 years younger never had anything checked by regular blood results and eating mostly
in the States(assigned work)reached 65 years of age and after 3 month they found prostate cancer and within 3 month he perished.
I take abt. 10 different supplements all anti-oxidant, rising immune levels also saw palmetto,Lycopene,vit.E,Selenium,Q10,B-complex,B12,Silicium
Eating: no more potatoes, no more fried, no meat, no cola or juices, no alcohol, no more eggs, no sausages, no milk products, only from plants, no butter, no mayonnaise, etc
So a great website, but missing a few items.
Dutchman, living in Spain, still learning+reading

GILBERT CHAUSSENERY
May 02, 2018

the best article ever thanks my doctor discover a very high PSA but at 77 years old I am not worried my PSA the last 10 years has been having a yo-yo up and down but now reading that article will change my diet or already very good but without tomatoes will try that one.
thanks again

Stu.
February 05, 2018

What a great website.

Stu.
February 05, 2018

Just to let you know I had a biopsy in September 2017. From being a fit and healthy 60 year old I suffered from having to be hospitalised on antibiotics and Psychologically in a bad place, especially after being fit and healthy. In the ward I was in were men who had Biopsies and were now Amputees from sepsis. Sepsis in UK hospitals is a massive risk factor. I have been told that Biopsies for prostrate cancer are going to be a procedure of the past,due to sepsis. If you look at research of Biopsies it states a 5 per cent risk of sepsis ask your Urologist when that research came out it was in the late 90s early 2000. By the way I paid privately and I am still in no mans land.
But no more for me. If you get an MRI scan and get a good radiographer who can read Prostrate scans that’s the road to go down. But remember a scan is only as good as the person who can read it. With up to date scans even transperineal Biopsies should be a thing of the past, albeit this has a 1 percent chance of sepsis.

Frank
December 28, 2017

Helpful sharing. For the reason for prostate disease or even say all disease has been partly caused by bad lifestyle and bad habit, so change lifestyle must be one efficient way to save ourselves out. For me is chronic prostatitis, and now i have to take one herbal medicine diuretic and anti-inflammatory pill to control my symptoms, which has been best choice for me. I don’t want to take any antibiotics any more.

Chris
December 17, 2017

My thanks to Ben for this article and all the men who have posted comments. I’m in the early, exploratory stages. I’m 68 and my PSA has been slowly rising; 7.1 from the most recent test. I’m still waiting for the results of an MRI though my urologist has scheduled me for a biopsy.

I share all men’s fears about the side effects of surgery and other treatment options. What is described here is very encouraging and helpful.

Kevin O'Shea
December 15, 2017

I am 56 years old. Six weeks ago I had quadruple open heart surgery. Came out of the blue. I had bloodwork done two weeks ago and got a call saying my PSA level rose from .75 in September 2016 to 10.8 just two weeks ago. My primary physician sent me to a urologist and his digital exam revealed nothing out of the ordinary. The bloodwork they did at the urologist came back at 8.5. That’s down 2.3 points in a week but that may be less significant that the original jump. Ihave an MRI scheduled in a few weeks. I hope that my numbers just went whacko with all the trauma, inflamation, catheters, enemas of heart surgery but a nurse kind of threw cold water on that bit of thinking. Anyone else have strange numbers after heart by-pass surgery?

Ronald Muse
December 05, 2017

after prostate surgery. How do you measure doubling? Do you start at 0.1 or 0.04 ?

Steve
November 28, 2017

I had a company health check in 2015 which showed a PSA level of 6.4. I am 62 years of age and in good health and had no symptoms. I had an MRI scan which came back negative but my doctor advised a biopsy.
I decided to go ahead with this and it was a bit uncomfortable but not painful. Had a bit of blood in my urine and semen for a few days, but no infections or anything.
Don’t let other people’s experiences put you off as everyone is different.
Anyway, my Gleason score came back at 3+4 .
The consultant talked it through with me advising of the different routes they could take and the pro’s and con’s of each one. To be honest, I didn’t fancy any of them so I asked about active surveillance which she hadn’t mentioned when describing the different routes, but she agreed to it, so it was just as well I mentioned it.
I have PSA test now every 4months.
The first one after the biopsy went up to 7.2 and then the following one was 6.5 even though I wasn’t aware of doing anything different.
It has crept up to 8.2 then back to 7.3 on my last check.
I am quite happy to continue with the active surveillance as I can see it fluctuating but not climbing excessively .
Studies show that if you are diagnosed with a slow growing type of cancer it should stay slow growing, as that is its type, and shouldn’t change into a fast growing type, which makes sense to me.

Greg
November 20, 2017

My Psa jumped from 6.7 to 14.7 in 4 weeks. I declined a biopsy and have gone totally vegan. I still have pain in groin area. It seems there arnt that many options out there. I am not a doctor fan as most of the time they have no idea what they are doing. Any other alternative suggestion would be most welcome.

SChskraborty
September 22, 2017

I am from India ,age 68,good health and proportionate weight. In 2009 on general check up my PSA level shown 4.5ng.Atteding Doctor advised not think over the issue.In 2014 September I suffered from Urinary track infection.Doctor advised some antibiotics and I got relief.He advised to consult urologist for better treatment.the uro doc suggested for ultrasonography of lower abdomen,PSA test uroflow etc.done.report shows enlarged prostate,high PSA.and prescribed some antibiotics like bioff,alivoy..after taking 2/3 months again PSA was done result show 9.73ng.I was mentally worried ,consulted another uro logistics who verbally advised for biapsy but prescribed Zenocine for 1 month after 1 month PSA result 10.23. He advised to ready for biapsy but again advised for another antibiotics.I consulted another Uro who done DRE And total free PSA test. PSA test9.70 he prescribed me fosirol 8gm(powder form) for 5 days each after 2 days interval. And prescribed bacstrol200 for 1 month.he also suggested for biapsy.I am taking Urimax ;4 mg for last 3 years.mentally I am not prepared for biapsy.I have changed my life style no milk or milk product,meat.spicy food.much veg.I daily walk for 45 minutes do some yoga.I am inspired by going through the comments of so many person who sufferer like me.I think biapsy may cause complection.since it a slow moving let me live in natural way ZZ and hope 10 years may be passed provided no other deseas attract or any accident happens. I am waiting for PSA test after 1 month.

John don
October 30, 2017

My psa four years ago was 2.0,last year 2.7,now 3.8.im 61 year ,what should I expect from up coming Dr visit? & what opstions do I have?

Gregory
September 01, 2017

I had got diagnosed with prostate cancer back in May 2017 at the age of 40. My Gleason score was at a 7. I already had a kidney transplant back in 3/19/2002. I couldn’t do any chemo, radiation or anything that would affect My kidney. So the Doctor suggested Me to get the surgery to remove the prostate. I changed my diet. I stop eating meat. I haven’t drank any alcohol since January 2001. I try researching what other Men did. It was still hard for Me to decide on which way to go. My Wife and family were pushing Me to do the surgery. I was fighting that cause of all the side effects I will have to deal with. So I gave in and got the surgery April 14th. I’m doing alright so far and I don’t see the Doctor till November. So I pray for a good report.

Zenab
October 08, 2017

Hey gregory. My father is 59 with 5.9 PSA but also enlarged prostate and UTI. Did u had any of these too? Because we too eant him to go for a surgery for prostate removal. Do u recommend that? And what are the do’s and dont’s for the surgery. Much thanks

Bryan
August 17, 2017

August 16, 2017

After about 5 years since my last physical and blood work, I recently saw my new PCP. Since I am 58 years old, agreed to blood work. 1 day later, I received a call, saying my PSA was 4.067 and they order more blood work in 3 months. I agree to have it done. Your website and comments have solidified my decision not to have any biopsies done. All natural treatment and lifestyle changes. Thanks

Chuck
August 16, 2017

I am 71, I noticed blood in semen, also was having terrible time urinating, very difficult, up and down all night, very tired. Day time also problems, more often, and while biking, cycle up to 500kms a month. Changed saddle some improvement. Then discovered Saw Palmetto, it took about a month to make things better, but slowly peeing became normal, now once or twice at night, stopping drinking about 2000hrs, day time normal. However still blood in semen, went to doctor, he gave me antibiotic which has stopped blood problem. PSA checked found 7.9. But after antibiotics came down to 5.7. First visit doctor stuck his finger up my bum and said I have swollen prostate. Second visit was with Urologist, he recommended biopsy taking 12 samples with needle up my bum. I was not keen after all I had read, possible infection, hurts, bleeding etc.Told doctor preferred wait first. Third visit he prescribed Xatral. As I already had enough Saw Palmetto did not take, also my PSA had dropped to 5.2. Fourth visit after six weeks and on holiday eating and drinking more than usual, hardly any biking PSA came back up to 5.9. I have reluctantly agreed to take his Xatral, but not convinced necessary, I told him about only taking Saw Palmetto. Other reason did not take Xatral was that according to makers inst it does same job. Next check up plus from today 3 months. Now back on exercise routine, also changed to another more comfy saddle. Again today Urologist was pushing for biopsy, I agreed wait until next visit. I like the idea of taking a natural medice compared to a modern medicine. Jury still out on Xatral. I am also taking a daily cuppa sour sop leaves, said to cure many things. Chuck.

Jon
August 03, 2017

My take, my level is 3.9 and I have a Dr. whose nurse called me four times to do a biopsy. Do I need one? They tested me after I had sex the first time so after telling them they did another test. The level 1st was 3.6 2nd test was 3.9, so should I do the biopsy? I want to wait and do the test again. Please help me decide. My buddy did the test and still died of cancer. My other friend did the test three times and he’s 70 and said he bled like having a woman’s period after and hurt for days.

Jon
August 03, 2017

My age is 67

William bagala
July 20, 2017

Did biopsy Little over a year ago when PSA had risen to 7.4 they did 12 cores found one core Gleason six and did another test on that tissue showing a very low risk of spreading have BPH and age 68 also did free PSA which wasn’t too bad at 22 but in the last year my PSA has fluctuated and recent test shows 7.9 another test will be done in two months don’t know what to expect the doctor is not very talkative and wondering what will happen if it goes up past eight since all the other tests have been relatively good

David Dale
June 22, 2017

I am struggling with ed, psa almost 5 now, always tired, overweight. (6’1″) 280 lbs. Dr a always wants to give prescriptions. Just started green tea, soon will join t he gym and no meat. Don’t have or make a lot of money. Holistic dr cost did much a and very unaffordable. I really just need help, and I indulge in prayers. Please send me a better routine and a better way to do this. I appreciaste you much. T hank y ou.

Bonnie Margolis
April 08, 2017

Is eating edamame and increasing soy recommended ? Asking for a male friend.

Rkrao
April 07, 2017

after my above note,an young doctor friend suggested a urine culture to check for infection as PSA can go up with an infection.The urine culture revealed an infection and i was put on a course of Norflox 400mg. After that my PSA came down to 18.18.i am continuing the homeopathic medicine[R-25 of Dr RECKEWEG] ,no problem with urination.i am also doing kapal bhati pranayama,a yogic exercise of breath control which is reputed to have a beneficial effect on overall health.

Sonawane Subhash
March 19, 2017

I am 70 plus Indian in Pune. Five years ago, I had accidental discovery to know that my psa was 73 !

From there on, till today 2017…I have undergone a major prostate operation TURP, oral harmone therapies, radiation and six cycles of chemotherapy in 2016.

After the ptostate operation, psa came down to 1.85 but it started rising slowly despite harmonal therapy. Even after 28 sittings of radiation, it went from 5 to 6. And it was rising. With the expensive oral drug Abiraterone for three months therafter, it rose from 16 to 32 !? Then, it came down to 0.85 after four and half months painful experience of chemotherapy. But with the chemo, I lost quality of life losing appetite, taste of food, digestion and loss of sleep, eventually.

Now today, about one year after the chemo…my psa has gone up to 46 !

Doctors advise me a second round of chemo with more powerful drug which I flatly refused. However, I have no other direction as how to deal with this situation. I think I ought to concentrate on Diet and Routine to make an effort. Huge amount of information in that respect is available in books and on internet.

Simple vegetarian diet more with raw and half-cooked vegetables, fresh fruits and juices, long walk, breathing exercises (pranayam/yoga) and some select food items such as tomatoes, broccoli, turmeric, pomegranate, grapes, raisins etc might help.

Any suggestions…advice ?

Rkrao
March 01, 2017

I am 81 and in good health.i walk two to three Km.daily and play table-tennis off and on.A month back while repairing a geyser i fell on my back from a stool and took a hard hit that left me with a sever low-back pain.As the pain persisted for more than a month ,the family doctor suggested a PSA test.It was 25 ng/mL. A consulting urologist after DRE suggested a biopsy.I did not want any intrusive tests. In my search for alternatives i came to this excellent site and the wealth of information provided.It gave me confidence to try lifestyle changes and avoid biopsy..I did not have any symptoms of Pc.i am also trying homeopathic medicine CONIUM 200 and will take PSA after one month.i will post the result.

ken hanson
February 10, 2017

I am 62 years old and 5 years ago my psa jumped to 9. 12 core biopsy negative. 1 year later it was 11. Saturation biopsy 48 cores negative. 1 year later huge drop from
11 to 8. 2015 psa dropped from 8 to 6. And last year psa rose to 6.8. Any ideas on whats going on after 5 years ??

Ricky
February 06, 2017

I had a enlarged prostate for years but my psa was always good but recently my enlarge prostate was causing my bladder not to empty so i had surgery its been about 20 months now my psa is up to a 8.9 and there are no elisions on my prostate now my urologist want to do a biopsy which im not to sure about

Ray
February 03, 2017

I just turned 81 and my psa rose from 4 to 5.7. The doctor can feel a rough spot on my prostate. I am thinking of waiting and watching for now? I have always exercised 3-4 times a week.

Paul Bodnar
January 27, 2017

This was a most helpful article. I was just diagnosed with PC. My PSA progressed from 4.2 in 2015 to 5.07 in 2015 to 5.71 in December 2016, so we did a biopsy. Gleason score is 3+3. We will be meeting with my urologist in a few days and talk about possible interventions. Your reflections helped me be better prepared for that discussion. I will provide follow-up information once I have the conversation with him.

Siuberto Socarras
November 24, 2017

Hi Paul. I read your post below just today. I have recently been diagnosed with a similar Gleason score. The results of my biopsy are going through a genetic testing by the Prolaris company in a few days. I will get the results in a few days and will have to make some decisions regarding treatments. Can you share an update of how things have come for you this year?

Paul Bodnar
January 27, 2017
This was a most helpful article. I was just diagnosed with PC. My PSA progressed from 4.2 in 2015 to 5.07 in 2015 to 5.71 in December 2016, so we did a biopsy. Gleason score is 3+3. We will be meeting with my urologist in a few days and talk about possible interventions. Your reflections helped me be better prepared for that discussion. I will provide follow-up information once I have the conversation with him.
Paul. I read your post below just today. I have recently been diagnosed with a similar Gleason score.

William Conti
January 22, 2017

My PSA rose from around 4.5 in 2015 to 6.0 in July of 2016. At that time, my urologist detected via the digital test what he described as a slight enlargement but no nodules, etc. He said that a doctor can only feel one side of the prostate with the digital exam so he ordered an MRI which revealed no abnormalities. We planned to wait until December of last year, take another PSI and see where it was. Just about a week ago, after returning from a 2-week trip to Japan and Taiwan, I had the PSA which read 9.75–quite a jump. I told him about my trip and some sexual activity I’d had and requested another PSA in about a week. I have been taking Ben Ong’s “Total Health” for about 2 years along with Saw Palmetto. I do have a reduced urine flow but am still functioning. I was glad to read about some of the lifestyle changes I can make here which make sense. I really hadn’t thought about stress as a factor.

philip adkins
January 09, 2017

my psa has been rising from 10 to 75 for the last 12 years – i have had 10 mri scans-nuclear scan- a biopsy proved negative 8 years ago -but psa still elevated-i had septisema from last biopsy which was awful- now they advise hormone treatment – i am still fit at present no problem passing urine always had slight pain for years after emptying bladder-they consider i have prostate cancer-but i do not want invasive treatment-what next.

Bill Hilton
January 08, 2017

I am 67; I do not have cancer but have recently been diagnosed (MRI and biopsy) with benign hyperplasia PSA level around 8, with a recent rise over 5 months. Medical professionals here (UK) have been very gentle and sympathetic but seem to have no notion or interest in anything but conventional ‘hard’ treatments (my mention of internet research and a search for ‘alternative’ approaches met with grimaces), so it has been great to have internet research and community views. I identify several factors that may have led to my hyperplasia including stress at work prior to my retirement, increased financial concerns, lack of exercise in the last two years, dietary factors and recent depression leading to a ‘who cares?’ approach to my health. I am inspired to lifestyle changes, having grandkids who (thankfully) see me as significant in their lives. Thank you to all who contribute to this discussion.

John Downes
October 18, 2016

I had a routine blood test in 2013 age 55..my PSA was 5.1. I have now had another blood test at 58 and my PSA has risen to 8.1. My doctor does not want me to undergo another biopsy due to the risk factor for infection. I will now do a 6 monthly blood test to monitor any increase.
This is a very interesting article for surveillance and lifestyle change…which I will now be looking into and implementing.
Thanks John.

Terence Graham Bakewell
October 12, 2016

On a routine blood test a p.s.a reading was picked up. As a result I had a biopsy the result was Negative. After a 12 month period I had another blood test with a slight rise in the psa level,I had another biopsy which resulted in a bad infection but the result was once again Negative. I have had another blood test and another rise as been detected. I am 70 years of age and I don’t want to have another biopsy do to the bad infection I got from the last biopsy. I now eat drink and exercise sensibly. I do not want any more invasive treatment as I do fear after getting a infection from the 2nd biopsy this could cause prostate problems in the future.I have NO Signs or Symptoms or any form of Waterwok Problems

David
October 01, 2016

“Ben” didn’t mention alcohol use during his lifestyle change

Any hint of his direction on this one ?

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Amine Zeremariam
August 15, 2016

Your information was very helpful thank you.
I have been struggling with this problem for over ten years.
The PSA fluctuates up and down, but the prostate is very small it is not enlarged.
I had a prostititis which was caused by the primary dr got me infected and almost killed me.
Do you think I my have a scar tissue from the prostititis that cause the fluctuation of the PSA?
I dreaded to have biopsy!!!
I have seen four urologists and every one wanted biopsy.
If it was cancer it would have killed me by now, but they just want to do biopsy.
Now I know from the information you gave I can have ct scan.

Thank you

Stephen Good
July 25, 2016

I have been treated for prostate cancer by two months with radiation. Hardly any side effects which disappeared after. The key to a psa reading is how fast it jumps up. Mine went from a 2 to 8 in a couple if months. My biopsy had 2 cancers out of the 12 spots tested in my prostate. Gleason scores of 7 and 8. I became a vegan and have a trelstar shot every 3 months.
Steve

Murali S Nair
June 15, 2016

Sir,

I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer last year at the age of 53. My Gleason score is 3+3 with biopsy indicating cancer in one core. My doctor decided to place me on active surveillance based on the digital rectal examination as well as the MRI results. Six months down the road a repeat MRI revealed no significant progress whatsoever of the the cancer. However, my PSA, 8.6 six months ago, was recorded as 12.1 now. M doctors view is that the MRI is a better reflection of the state of my cancer (nothing to worry about) and that the PSA should be monitored once every two months. In the meantime he encouraged me to make lifestyle changes, live healthy etc and is confident that my PSA reading will drop.

I am aware of supplements that can lower the PSA level.

My question is: Is the lowering of the PSA just a case of masking the output and not necessarily an indication of improvement or stabilization of the cancer? Could this supplements cause a ‘false’ reading and thereby provide a false sense of security?

I hope to get some clarification on this. Thank you.

M. Nair

Aniruddh
October 20, 2016

Dear Sir,
My father was just diagnised with the PSA level of 12.72 that was rise to level of 3.9 within 2 years of time -meanwhile he was taking the tablets as Tom flo and Quantiflo for 2 years .Doctors now suggested for bioapsy , what is your suggestion in this matter as you have already gone through all these procedures.

Ramon Maza
October 27, 2014

This is a very insightful website. I agree that cancer will and should make you be conscious of your health. I knew that I was going to opt for surgery so I started going to the gym religiously before the surgery. That created and totally whole lifestyle change for me and as you know, if you start going to the gym religiously, everything else healthy follows. It’s only been a month and I am still recovering, so we will see what happens. But, from a mental standpoint, I am feeling much better.

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