• Has anyone tried controling their prostate cancer thur a strict diet?

    Asked by ushawk on Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    Has anyone tried controling their prostate cancer thur a strict diet?

    I found out i had prostate cancer in 2009 ...I had the radiation treatments and implants and my PSA got down to zero... but has started to raise again here in 2012...it is currently at 2...I have read about people on the internet who control their prostate cancer thur a very strict diet and i was wondering if anyone on here had any luck doing that and i thought i may try that before doing hormone treatments.....my doctor talks about me having that salvage surgery...but that scares the XXX out of me and i am not very interested in doing that at this time...Thank you for your thoughts Steve

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      The subject of supplements, diet and alternative methods comes up all the time here. This is just my opinion and doesn't count for more than that. But, if those things worked to cure cancer or keep us from getting it, thats what everyone would be doing and the doctors would prescribe that we eat good instead of chemo, radiation, surgery, etc. Then there are always those people who come up and say that there is a conspiracy going on that the government wont let out the information that this supplement or that one will cure cancer because the doctors and drug companys make too much money off of us. And we never landed on the moon either.....
      Don't play around with this, if your doctors say you need a treatment, surgery or whatever, thats probably the best bet. If you don't like the answer, go to another dr. and see what the second opinion is. I lost my dad to prostate cancer. His stayed quiet for about 13 years, then went crazy. He wouldn't take the medicines he was given, died wihin a month after it got aggrressive.

      over 8 years ago
    • mgm48's Avatar

      Drummerboy said it well. While still just an opinion, I believe that certainly some supplements are good or bad for some cancers, they are not cures. I had the radical surgery only spent 19 hours in the hospital and returned to work in 6 days. Surgery these days is amazingly better than when we were kids. I'd get a second opinion, it can't hurt. If possible catch it before it metastasizes. Once it travels to the bones and organs treatment becomes a constant thing and it isn't curable at that point. That's where I am and while chemo has been easy for me it does take a significant amount of time from your life. Get it now!

      Keep it positive and smile:)

      over 8 years ago
    • GENMAR47's Avatar

      Hello ushawk. I was interested in the same thing, so I did some research and found some things that interested me about diet and cancer. First some background on me. My age is 64. Diagnosed 7/27/2012. Stage 2 prostate cancer. Last PSA 2.37. Gleason 6. Low grade, slow growing contained in prostate. With my cancer teams agreement, I am waiting until March to begin external radiation. I need double knee replacement and want to have it done before treatment. Not a candidate for seed implants or surgery. Got second opinion. Verified diagnosis and safety of waiting. Took diet and supplement list to cancer team for their opinion. They said it probably wouldn't help the cancer , but that it wouldn't hurt me and since I need to lose a lot of weight, it would help me do that and get healthier and stronger for the battle ahead. I have been on the diet for 3 weeks now and have lost some weight and feel better. I am due for a PSA in late October and will post the results on this site on my page. The reason for all this is to say that after a month of ups and downs, I decided to take charge of my treatment and do everything I can do to beat this thing. I have gained peace of mind from my decisions. First a disclaimer, I am not saying this diet will or willnot help the cancer. That said, I say to you, it is your life, your body, your future and your health, so if it will ease your mind, go for it. I believe that state of mind is half the battle in this cancer war. I know it is for me. If you decide to try diet, do research, more research, ask questions, verify information and use every resource available. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on this site at GENMAR47. MickaelV recommended some books in his answer. I have read the book, Cancer- Step Outside The Box by Ty D. Bollinger. I found it at my public library and read it. May buy it now. Don't know if its true or not, but it makes you think. I'll get off my soapbox now, but remember this, the most important factor in this equation is you. I wish you the best in your journey. God Bless. Jim

      over 8 years ago
    • ushawk's Avatar

      Thank you all for your answers and i am going to follow my doctors advice but i would like to try the diet thing for awhile and see what results i get here is a link of someone who beat prostate cancer thru the diet method http://www.prostate-cancer.org/pcricms/sites/default/files/PDFs/Is9-1.pdf
      Thanks again Steve

      over 8 years ago

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