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One Good Attribute of PCa


This bad boy takes its time killing wife's hairdresser's father was healthy and never went to the doctor....was a vegetarian and walked 3 miles a day...then he started feeling tired and was losing weight.....went to the Doc and diagnosed with 4th stage lung cancer...12 days later he was I couldn't believe it...we are used to thinking in terms of years


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Probably Radon It's been estimated that as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths are caused each year by radon in the States.

Whimpy-p in reply to Bill48162


Sorry about your wife's loss, and you also.


I agree , lung & colon cancers are brutal killers ... Maybe he was a victim of second hand smoking. Never going to the doctor , sounds like me before APC . R I P to the man..

:'( So very sad. So sorry 😟

Hi Gus,

I agree. We moved to a small development 13 years ago. I brought my PCa with me. The guy next door moved in later with long-term Barrett's esophagus, which soon became esophageal cancer. He's been gone a long time. The house next to him was built after he died, but the woman who moved in was soon diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer & quickly died. Two houses down, the woman developed bladder cancer, but she's still alive. Several houses down from her, a young man who dealt with chemicals in the military died of liver cancer. On the next street, a friend with PCa. & then a street away from him, two different female hormonal cancers - neither of them breast cancer.

Those who died went quickly.

The bladder cancer seems to respond to the BCG virus, but she has had to go through two treatments so far. The only one that I would switch with.

I also had a friend go rapidly from pancreatic cancer.

The disturbing thing about some of these cases is how chemotherapy destroyed any QOL they might have had in their final month or so.


BigRich in reply to pjoshea13

I feel blessed; in that, They found PCa when I was 56 and today. I am 76. I hope, chemo is at least 5 years down the road.




My wife's girlfrend's husband 72 developed liver cancer that was diagnosed as 1st stage. The doc convinced him to go on chemo...he bought in and went for his first infusion...he started feeling really sick and the next morning went to the emergency room and died in the hospital 3 hours later..That is why I doubt I will ever have chemo because it weakens the immune system...I read a paper, if you take chemo, supplements will never work again and every clinical trial I have looked into for immune therapy excludes prior chemo use. Some guys up here claim chemo really helped them but if the chemo fails and the PCa returns look generally comes back super aggressive + you have a weakened immune system.


jimbob99999 in reply to gusgold

Hi Gus

Can you share that paper that says once you've had chemo, some treatments and supplements are no longer effective?



cbgjr in reply to gusgold

I had chemotherapy (which didn't help much) about a year ago, and I'm now in a clinical trial which involves an immunotherapy drug plus a parp-i. So it's inaccurate to say that having had chemo is a disqualifier for ALL immunotherapy trials.

In 95 in went home to Hawaii to visit fam. My Dad was getting a an abdominal surgery done - they got in and saw pancreatic cancer had spread thru out. I watched him pass a few days later. :-(

Pardon my ignorance but what is Radon please? Radiation i am guessing,but from what?

Reading further down, i will visit oncoligist again tomorrow & i know he will want to start me on chemo but as it weakens the imune system im thinking no way.

SeosamhM in reply to ARIES29

Hey, Aries. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the radioactive decay of uranium in bedrock and soil. The radiation is relatively weak alpha-particle radiation, so it cannot pass through skin, but when we inhale the gas the radon emissions can directly impact the sensitive lung tissue, thus leading to lung cancer. The current action level established by the EPA is 4 picocuries (measure of radiation) per liter of air.

Radon tends to accumulate in basements and crawlspaces. As radon is geologically-derived, the prevalence of radon varies greatly across states and even counties. Check out:

ARIES29 in reply to SeosamhM

Thanks for that information, I guess when the canary died in the mines in the old days the radon level was too high? or just not enough oxygen?

SeosamhM in reply to ARIES29

The canary was knocked out by a simple lack of sweet O2....radon takes years to urge on cancer....although I firmly believe that a lot of miners diagnosed with lung cancer based on "black lung" were certainly exposed to radon...

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