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I've been in this battle since 2010

stefret
stefret

Hi All

C0zm0cat, you're having a difficult time here with PSA up and down all over the place. I was diagnosed in 2010 with Stage 3 and PSA 28.4. I was sent straight for Radiotherapy as normal Prostatectomy wasn't an option due to Cancer having spread outside Prostate to seminal vesicles etc. I had 3 years hormone therapy which did the trick for a while but PSA now back up around the 2.0 mark and they want to do a SALVAGE Radical Postatectomy with Lymph Node removal as well. NO THANKS, too many potential side effects. I'm not planning to have any surgery and certainly won't be having Chemo, if offered. Chemo is Chemical Poisoning which will totally destroy my immune system so anything can happen as a result. Th 'Magic' figure for me is PSA 2.0, above which my oncologist wants me to go for surgery... Not gonna happen I'm afraid. Current PSA is 1.92 so I'm close to the mark. I've been experimenting for 18 months now with Diet and various protocols which have largely worked but trouble is it's difficult (and boring) sticking to them rigidly so I've had some ups and downs also. I've started a Blog, stevesprostatecancerjourney... to share the many protocols I've been using and believe that currently I have an answer that will keep my PSA at bay. All food based including minimal red meat, pomegranites, Avocados, Apricot kernels (B17) , Juicing Beetroot and Carrots, Drinking Bi-Carb of soda with Maple Syrup (or Molasses) to keep urine PH at an alkaline level of 8+... Cancer LOVES an Acidic environment so I'm 'changing the soil' so to speak so it's not in a comfortable environment. I'd love you guys to check out my Blog and comment... I'll be putting a Sign Up form on there next couple of days in order to keep in touch with all and show my findings on different protocols etc. We all have different needs and expectations but I'm hopeful that I can keep this potential killer at bay for the foreseeable future. I'm currently 68 yrs old and have a long life ahead... Good look to all and I hope to see some of you on my Blog.

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There are a LOT of better options than salvage surgery, especially salvage FOCAL brachytherapy - they see where the missed tumor is regrowing and put radiation into just that place. Here's an article about it:

pcnrv.blogspot.com/2017/09/...

When your PSA hits 2.0, you will be eligible for the Axumin PET scan (covered by Medicare). It may find that there is cancer locally, which can still be eliminated, or it may find distant mets or no mets (in which case local salvage treatment is futile).

I find it ironical that you deem docetaxel "Chemical Poisoning" yet you are taking Vitamin B-17, which is cyanide poisoning. I'll refrain on commenting on the rest of your regimen for now.

So what is on your blog that Chris (beat cancer) Wark hasn't already covered? It sounds very very similar to his program.

And please do not continue to spread the bull dust that chemo destroys your immune system. I don't know why cranks like Chris Wark etc want to encourage people to avoid a therapy that can have positive benefits. I just finished 9 rounds of docetaxal and PSA went down from 47 to 4.6, and liver mets completly resolved. Blood tests show that kidney function and liver function is fine and in MO words, my immune system is 'perfect'.

In contrast before chemo I was following a full on vegan/ alkaline diet as you describe above (I still follow it by and large) my PSA double time was 1 month and PCa was metastising everywhere. If this 'therapy' works for you then great but don't be telling me that you have unlocked the secrets to cancer.

But then again we aren't meant to take you seriously, are we.

You might want to research HIFU. Your alternative approach isn't going to get the job done.

To stefret: Thanks for the info Steve, but I think I'll stick to my chocolate chip ice cream (2 scoops).

Good Look(sic) and Good Health.

j-o-h-n Friday 09/07/2018 6:04 PM EDT

lincolnj8
lincolnj8 in reply to j-o-h-n

I do 5-6 scoops. Hey, my only vice. lol

j-o-h-n
j-o-h-n in reply to lincolnj8

Vicecream....

Good Luck and Good Health.

j-o-h-n Saturday 09/08/2018 10:45 AM EDT

Vicecream LOL

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