We are just back from a month in Germany at the Hufeland Clinic. Had one IV of Zometa there, Zoledrone Acid- for the bones- John has bone mets-...has anyone used this? Results? Also looking for an oncologist in the Westchester area of NY that will work with us..ie be willing to do things outside of the standard of care treatments. John is on Zytiga/prednisone and we are still waiting to see of that is doing the trick. He is doing the 250 mg with a low-fat breakfast method...will do a PSA early January to see if the PSA is dropping, so far it has only slowed down the increase- he is at 1127...Lupron never did a thing for him. We also do high dose Mistletoe IV's and other biological and homeopathics...his blood work is perfect except for PSA. Muscle atrophy from the Lupron, hot flashes, some fatigue...Any thoughts?
ZOMETA???: We are just back from a... - Advanced Prostate...
Zometa and the similar Xgeva are the two bone preserving agents approved for men with metastatic prostate cancer. Zometa + celebrex has been shown to increase survival by 22%. Has mistletoe extract ever been found to be useful against prostate cancer specifically, or do you think that all cancers are alike?
Well, Tall_Allan, my reaction is the same as yours and, hadI been able to reply earlier, I would have said the same thing you did. I certainly can't see why anybody would find it offensive. People these days seem to be overly sensitive. I've been called a racist in print media, which I thought was amusing since the simple-minded twerps making such allegations knew nothing about me. It was just an (ineffective) attempt to get me to shut up.
A PSA of 1127 indicates that the cancer has spread all over the body. So mistletoe apparently was insufficient.
You could join this clinical trial:
Another trial to possibly consider.
Slots at this time are very limited, but I have been told there will be additional slots in the not too distant future (around 6 months). Reimbursement of some costs are provided such as hotel, airline tickets (patient only), and some for food.
Take Care, Monty
Here's more info on mistletoe and cancer:
And yet another inappropriate mistletoe joke:
It was slightly before Thanksgiving. The trip went reasonably well, and I was ready to go back. The airport on the other end had turned a tacky red and green, and loudspeakers blared annoying elevator renditions of cherished Christmas carols. Being someone who took Christmas very seriously, and being slightly tired, I was not in a particularly good mood. Going to check in my luggage (which, for some reason, had become one suitcase with entirely new clothes), I saw hanging mistletoe. Not real mistletoe, but very cheap plastic with red paint on some of the rounder parts and green paint on some of the flatter and pointier parts, that could be taken for mistletoe only in a very Picasso sort of way. With a considerable degree of irritation and nowhere else to vent it, I said to the attendant, "Even if I were not married, I would not want to kiss you under such a ghastly mockery of mistletoe." "Sir, look more closely at where the mistletoe is." (pause) "Ok, I see that it's above the luggage scale, which is the place you'd have to step forward for a kiss." "That's not why it's there." (pause) "Ok, I give up. Why is it there?"
"It's there so you can kiss your luggage goodbye."
Ironically, I was going to post an excellent article on Mistletoe written by a naturopathic Dr but didn’t feel like dealing with the fallout from the hard core science guys on this site.
I’ve researched and tried many natural treatments while on ADT and wouldn’t rely on government web sites for anything but don’t mind at all if they pay for my cancer meds. They can always tax the large corporations that probably contributed to my cancer diagnosis anyway.
This indifference with T_A is that we all know he doesn’t think much of natural medicine and some could perceive that he was mocking a new member who came here looking for help. I know this isn’t the case and I thought his joke was pretty funny..
And laughter truly is great medicine.
I would insist on a bone density scan so you have a baseline on osteoporosis or you won’t
know if all that Zometa is doing any good. And so you know which bones are the most vulnerable. You will get a numerical score for different bones including the spine. Ask for a referral to a physical therapist for exercises to help strengthen bones and ward off muscle loss.