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Is reversal of early stage pc possible?

Gpinkk
Gpinkk

Hello

I was diagnosed with a Glisan six low grade early stage prostate cancer in 2018. and since then I’ve had three MRIs and one biopsy. The 2018 and 2019 MRI graded my lesion as a PIRADS 2.

The 2020 MRI graded my lesion as PIRADS 1.It also said that there was no area or evidence that was suspicious for cancer. It said in numerous places no cancer present or no findings for of or evidence of tumors or cancer. My prostate also shrink from the 54 cc to 37 cc. The urologist said that there was a 95% accuracy rate for MRI procedures. Now I also want to say that I made a lot of changes in my diet, lifestyle and tripled my vitamin D levels. I’m not saying that that’s proof but is it possible that there was a reversal?

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There's a widespread misunderstanding about what mpMRIs show. They do NOT show cancer. They DO show areas that are suspicious for SIGNIFICANT cancer (in size and grade). Because you never had significant cancer, it does not show anything. (PIRADS 1 and 2 are really about the same). About a quarter of men on active surveillance will find no cancer on follow-up bipsies. That doesn't mean it's not there, but biopsies are random and if the cancer is small, it's easy to miss. 55% of men on active surveillance NEVER require treatment.

Hey Gpinkk!

AS seems to be working for you. Congratulations! Be wary of supplements. Some won't harm you in large amounts and might even be good. The amount is important. Like medication a supplement --let's put it this way--many think that if "a little works good then more is better". Supplements can be used to fill the deficiencies in our diet, even go somewhat above the recommended minimum which is low. Some supplements can be harmful such as D if taken in excess. A yearly CBC to find your vitamin D level would be prudent. You might already be doing this. If so that is good.

I have two doctors that monitor my blood levels, one who knows what I take and how much I take of each. Some things --not many --are like oil and water. I have also had a Dr. of Naturopathy and a researcher between grants go over my supps at different times and an herbalist in his late 80's!

Diet and lifestyle changes are important. That breakfast of bacon and eggs is no longer a good choice especially when lunch has processed meats as a protein source. Watch YouTube videos by Dr. Greger and Dr. Klotz. Dr. Klotz is an internationally respected urologist. It was he who got the Gleason grades 2 through 5 dismissed. From his observations of decades of experience and thousands of patients he found that a Gleason grade 6 and a Gleason grade 2 act about the same. The man will usually die of something different--like old age!

Be careful of biopsies. They can be very harmful. Do not allow any doctor to use a fluoroquinolone drug such as Cipro or Levaquin, prescribed or injected. Rocephin and Cefdinir can be safely substituted. The FDA has recently issued much stringer warnings about the fluoroquinolones. If you use your search bar you will find that aortic aneurysms increase about 100% for those who have been given fluoros. Irreversible joint, ligament and tendon damage as well as soft tissue damage can result from the fluoros.

Currumpaw

Gpinkk
Gpinkk in reply to Currumpaw

Thank you for your response. I don’t take any supplements with the exception of vitamin D. As you know vitamin D is not vitamin but a hormone. I have light brown skin and my vitamin D levels we’re low. I’ve read that people of dark skin particularly African-Americans have very high rates of prostate cancer. I believe this is due to vitamin D deficiency and not what others believe such as diet or genetics. Men in Africa don’t have high rates of prostate cancer and they are not genetically different from African-American men. Americans both white and black are not eating dramatically different things so I don’t think diet is the only factor here. If you like, look up on YouTube vitamin D and prostate cancer. You will see a video by Dr. Bruce Hollis who had a very interesting study and presentation. My vitamin D levels were under 30 and now they are above 70. Vitamin D toxicity is only achieved at 100,000 IU so I take 5 to 10,000 a day and I have a vitamin D lamp.

I follow Dr. Gregor religiously. I have been on a plant-based diet since my diagnosis which is about 2018. I have not consumed meat eggs or dairy but I occasionally have a slice of pizza. And I eat pretty much healthy things but also things that particularly are proven to help withProstate cancer such as turmeric green tea pomegranates cruciferous vegetables (esp. broccoli sprouts).

I would say that those are the two major changes that I have me but I also swim a lot and keep a pretty decent weight. I also follow Dr. Rhonda Patrick on YouTube. Is the video with Dr. Gregor also with Dr. clots together? When you say please in grades two through five are you talking about then you grading system that is supposed to replace six through 10Or are you talking about pirads lesion one through five grading system?

Currumpaw
Currumpaw in reply to Gpinkk

Hey Gpinkk!

No--Dr. Klotz was instrumental in getting the original 2 through 10 Gleason grades changed to 6 through 10. The new grading system doesn't seem to be widely accepted yet and can cause confusion when two people are talking about grades using the different systems.

Imagine the tens of thousands of men in the past that had preemptive surgery when diagnosed with a Gleason grade 5 or even a 4! When Angelina Jolie had her preemptive, double mastectomy there was an article about an Englishman that had a RP --just to be sure!

My D level is right near the edge, the high reference point.

A video featuring Dr. Klotz--

youtu.be/-JpHkqg8j-8

Currumpaw

Gpinkk
Gpinkk in reply to Currumpaw

I saw the Dr. Klotz. It was Super informative. I’m a little upset with my first urologist who really tried to scare me into having a prostatectomy.I’m so glad I gave myself time to process things , read tons of research and get excellent support from groups like this. I can’t tell you how anxious I have been for the past two years. I am not in a place where I’m going to completely relax or take up bad habits but I’m not going to be anxious and terrified either. I’m lucky that I caught what I have Early. I am 49And I believe I’ve had this for more than a decade maybe two. It’s very small and not aggressive. It was a gift because I changed my lifestyle, lost weight, and really became a new person inside. The video of Dr. Klotz Gave me even more confirmation that I am on the right track and I refuse to live in fear. I have been proactive and have really educated myself on this topic. Thank you so much ! I really mean that!

I was 47 when I was diagnosed. My doctor decided that I was too young and also my disease is very low grade for radiation or chemo therapy. I have only had one biopsy. And not looking forward to the next.At first, I considered prostatectomy and then-but it was mostly out of fear. I also read thatMost Glisan six tumors never progressed to anything lethal. What do you think about that?But that doesn’t mean that I’m not going to monitor and be proactive. I will be sure to watch Dr. KLOTZ. Are you also vegan or mostly vegan?

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