Newbie here with a first time post, so hello to all!
Was diagnosed in Feb this year with a gleason 9 tumor (age 54). Had a radical prostatectomy in March and while initial scans have shown no spread of the cancer, the tumor had broken through the capsule wall.
PSA prior to surgery was only around 4.1 and post surgery so far it is undetectable (end of May). No extra treatment has been done at this stage and we are in a bit of a wait and watch mode which is apparently pretty standard here in Australia.
In the meantime, I am watching the diet and lifestyle and proactively taking a variety supplements/herbs, some of which are specifically focussed on trying to keep testosterone at a minimum, how successful that will be I don't know yet as far as testosterone reduction.
I have always been healthy, but skinny (180cm tall @ 60kg), so my big goal in this watch and wait phase is to focus on building up my muscle mass as I have nothing in reserve should the cancer spread. Realistically, there is no substitute for lifting heavy weights to build mass, but I have always had lowish testosterone (250 - 350) and this will likely be lower with some of the supplements, so none of this helps with the the goal of building muscle mass, which I have always struggled to do.
Does anyone have any experience or tips and tricks in trying to combine the anabolic process of building muscle mass while at the same time reducing as many anabolic stimulants (including protein and specific amino acids) that may promote cancer growth?
There is also the issue of decreasing motivation as T decreases, but that is just as much a mental challenge than anything else.
Any input or guidance/experience much appreciated.