• Is there anyone out there diagnosed with high volume prostate cancer who has not chosen a conventional treatment?

    Asked by Edward on Friday, July 19, 2013

    Is there anyone out there diagnosed with high volume prostate cancer who has not chosen a conventional treatment?

    I was diagnosed with high volume prostate cancer with Gleason score of 6's and 7's 19 months ago. I chose not to undergo conventional treatment (recommended by the doctors) but instead changed my lifestyle drastically. I reduced my stress, eat mostly plant based food, took myself off the statin and aspirin I was taking, eat very little sugar, meat, dairy, and processed food. Looking for a support group in the Boca Raton, Florida area.

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    • fusilier's Avatar
      fusilier

      It pains me to say that you are setting yourself up for metastatic disease. Please, please, please see a physician - a urologist or oncologist - and get proper treatment.

      There's a good article in last week's _Science_ on how prostate CA cells induce new nerve growth and use those new nerve tracts to metastasize.

      Me? Gleason 7 (3+4), gland was 90+% involved, and about 2x normal volume. So Far it looks like we excised it in time.

      fusilier
      James 2:24

      over 5 years ago
    • mgm48's Avatar
      mgm48

      I hate to say this but I've never heard the term "High Volume" applied to PC. If you're still in the contained in the prostate phase, The conventional treatments of surgery or radiation are darn good at keeping you from getting to the point I am. I'd HIGHLY recommend conventional treatment. All those dietary and life style changes may have helped you avoid cancer had you done them from age 20 on, but non of them will make cancer go away once it has found you. My experience with the radical retropubic surgery was that it was a piece of cake. Since mine became metastatic, It's incurable and no fun at all.

      Keep it positive and smile :)

      over 5 years ago
    • RickT1953's Avatar
      RickT1953

      Hi Edward...I tried this for over 3 years with absolutely no results. Not taking care of it with conventional treatment right away made it all the more difficult and dangerous for me. I'm lucky it was just beginning to spread outside the prostate but was still operable when I finally went for treatment. Since then I've talked to a number of cancer patients, many of whom are longtime vegetarians/vegans and leading extremely healthy lifestyles but they and I see no correlation to diet or lifestyle changes in stopping cancer. I know there is many a website that claims it works but there is no scientific study to back up their claims. I can shot holes in any of them because I looked at everything I could possibly find and tried it. I seriously recommend you go with conventional treatment. Also be sure to get a second opinion and find what you consider to be the most experienced facility and doctor that can be found in your area.

      over 5 years ago
    • tom324's Avatar
      tom324

      Hi Ed. I have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, Gleason 8. I also have a heart issue [A-Fib], a pacemaker, on a blood thiner and 69 years old. Most Dr. recommended radiation but after careful research and consideration my wife and I chose surgery.

      We found no data to support alternative treatment alone to be effective. It could and should be a supplement to radiation or surgery and that is how we will be using it.

      I found this prostate cancer to be insidious. Even as I write this I find it hard to believe that I have cancer. There are no overt symptoms. It eats away at us from the inside out.

      Please reconsider conventional treatment along with alternative treatments. These are truly very difficult decisions and I send my love and support to you and your family. Tom

      over 5 years ago
    • Marty's Avatar
      Marty

      Hi Edward:
      I have stage 4 prostate prostate cancer and decided to do both. I'mm letting the doctors do their best while I adopted a vegan diet. I do eat salmon, tuna, etc. occasionally but everything else is vegan. I am a type 1 diabetic, so eliminating carbohydrates (sugars) from my diet would be very diggicult. I will never know what different this has made, but I feel like I am doing something healthy to fight the prostate cancer. My wife, who does most of the cooking, went vegan too. My doctors suggested the Mediterranian diet. This is just one step further.
      Marty

      over 5 years ago
    • Sylvertng's Avatar
      Sylvertng

      Hi Ed, I had PSA of 15 and Gleeson of 8 (4+4). I opted for Radiation beam therapy. I also have Eliguard shots every six months. My PSA is now .02 after my treatments and is still there two months afterward. Good luck in your choice...

      almost 5 years ago

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