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    Asked by nipp on Saturday, March 4, 2017

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    In November of 2014 I had my prostate removed.I think my Gleason was between 7-9, Urologist did call it aggressive. My PSA was .5 afterwards so i did 33 treatments of radiation, still up until September of 2016 my PSA hung around .5-.7. Yesterday my PSA (6month chk) was 7.4! The Dr. had me do another lab to verify, and in the process of scheduling Bone and CAT scan. I live a pretty active lifestyle and healthy diet. I work two jobs. I have been taking Bikram Yogaand Hot Pilates 2-4 times a week since Sept 2016. I am 57yrs old. In reality I think it's back or spreaded, but no real symptoms. I plan on pursing some type of alternative regiment alkaline diet,tumeric, vitamins, moringa and/or whatever it takes. The hormone treatment raises an eyebrow. So has anyone had sucess with atlernaive treatment with or w/o meds? I'm fustrated, scared and confused

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I have no suggestions, but I am so sorry. Sounds like you have been doing the " right" things to live a healthy lifestyle.

      I had a friend espousing the benefits of the alkaline drinks last week. I think they are bogus, but she was a believer and quoted friends who had seen results, so who knows.

      I personally won't trust my life to alternative methods, but everyone has to make their own decisions. @barryboomer doesnt have prostate cancer, but he has mostly fought his cancer using diet.

      Best of luck!!! (I hope you are worrying unnecessarily and that the cancer isn't back. When will you know?)

      over 2 years ago
    • nipp's Avatar
      nipp

      @LiveWithCancer, Thanks. Hopefully early next week i can get the second PSA result and schedule cat scon

      over 2 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Hit the cancer with anything and everything you can.....It could be cumulative...

      over 2 years ago
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      barryboomer

      Also.....use the internet to Research ALL Natural Things you can try.....Barry

      over 2 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      I have one suggestion drop the term "alternate" and replace it with "integrative" Dr. Andrew Weil has co-authored several books on the subject. Do some research on integrative treatment (beyond Google) If there is a University near you go to the library there to do your research. I have worked in two different university libraries and members of the community were always welcome. I also worked at a public library that had access to medical libraries. Libraries have access to journals not available on the Google Internet. Then discuss this with your Dr. Do NOT say alternate treatment say INTEGRATIVE treatment.

      over 2 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      But, BoiseB, doesn't INTEGRATIVE suggest that you are also willing to do traditional treatments?

      over 2 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      @LiveWithCancer, my point exactly Integrative health is the best of both worlds. It involves looking at alternative health with a critical but open-minded eye. Thus it eliminates a lot of bogus treatments while using some alternative methods which actually enhance traditional treatment for all diseases.

      over 2 years ago
    • Whitey61's Avatar
      Whitey61

      Nipp, stage 3 Prostate here, diagnosed at 59...Turn 62 next month..Chemo/removal/currently in immunotherapy and doing well, I'm following integrative approach as mentioned, very active in YMCA, Diet to include alot of herbs, Curcumin important, Spirituality and positive mindset is important...My PSA has stayed at 0.10 for past 8 months since being on Keytruda, I'm not on Hormone Deprivation Theraphy, due to the complexity of my pathology and I benefit from Testosterone...March 21 is a big day for me with CTScans, Bone Scan, to see if I'm still in disease under control mode?,. Fyi, at diagnosis I was Gleason 9, PSA 10.5, which was considered low for Adenocarcinoma at a Gleason 9, my cancer of Prostate is a mutation called a Neuroendocrine component that doesn't express a PSA and why I'm responding to current immunotherapy as my PC has same cell pathology as other cancers that my Immunotherapy was developed for....if I can be of any help thru your journey just ask...Good Luck with your upcoming results...LIVESTRONG!

      over 2 years ago
    • davewfence's Avatar
      davewfence

      I had a PSA score of 6.5, I had prostate removal. After surgery, my PSA was 1.25. A month later it was 1.43. I had 32 rounds of radiation and for the last two years my PSA has been around .84. I have a friend and he had prostate removal 17 years ago and his PSA level has been around .6 for this entire time. My urologist says as long as it does not rise dramatically, quickly, there is not a real danger. Keep it in check and hang tough.

      over 2 years ago
    • jackieg's Avatar
      jackieg

      I have not had any experience with alternatives or anything that you are asking, but I would definitely discuss it with your health care provider and see what they say. They can give you some ideas as well. Good luck finding answers to what you are searching for

      over 2 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      When I told the ER, Urgent Care, ENT, and family doctor that I was taking herbs, they were happy. An urgent Care and an Italian doctor also added a few of their fav herbs that might help. They said that because I brought the subject up, they could discuss herbs with me.

      I completely lost my voice from an Endoscopy-lots of throat pain too. The availiable meds didn't work.. Our dear Geekling sent me a list of herbs to use. At this point, I don't see how they could hurt me anymore than the doctor did.

      The thing about the word choice of "Integretive", it reduces the hostility of the doctor, and lets him/her know that you are listening to him--

      over 2 years ago

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