Alternative therapies for prostate cancer. Other points of view.
I don’t think it’s just prostate cancer. It seems that treatment may be regionally common therefore different in California or Thailand than Mayo Clinic or other facilities.
If I’m allowed to speak for myself and say up front that I’m not suggesting or professing one treatment over another I’d like to simply say that doing a world wide search opened my eyes to a vastly wide range of choices and options.
I had heard of this major prostate cancer facility in the Tampa area of Florida. I was anxiously ready willing and able to travel if this treatment served me. I investigated and this doctor group basically did one type of treatment and admittedly invested millions of dollars into their facility, equipment, and advertising.
I asked several times about stem cell and immunotherapy and was told they knew nothing about those treatments. I cancelled my appointment to do more research and found several alternative treatments and a TV program that ill look for and post here.
I have been tested regularly since 2016 and have not done anything radical or major except some dietary things which made big difference in my spa and symptomology.
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@stuckonu You'll notice that I added to the title of your discussion. I did this so you could more easily connect with members like @bluffitis @semeon that are discussion prostate cancer treatment options.
Good morning my name is Guillermo and I wonder if you can share with me your diet changes because I’been told to eat lots of green vegetables will help me with the prostate cancer but I wonder what else can be add to my diet, thank you.
Good morning Guillermo,
You might consider adding a supplement "Modified Citrus Pectin" to your diet. I too have Postrate Cancer & my research yielded some positive results in it use…
Here's more information about modified citrus pectin (MCP).
– 8 Questions About Modified Citrus Pectin https://www.healthline.com/health/8-questions-about-mcp
It appears that the evidence is limited but promising for helping prevent or treat cancer. MCP is a supplement and therefore not regulated by the FDA. For that reason, you should always be cautious about the product you buy and mention it to your oncologist or oncology pharmacist. They will check for potential drug interactions.
I totally agree a person needs to advocate for yourself. I was diagnosed in 2014. Like you I did a lot of research. While doing research I focused on an alkaline diet, I did 3 months of high dose Vit C via I’ve, 12 session of hyperbaric treatment and settled on doing focal laser ablation with Dr Sperling in Florida. Also use Rick Simpson Oil daily. I did not want radiation for quality of life is the important issue not how long I live. I have been taking Lupron now for 30 months PSA is .3
@semeon I had PC now confirmed at Mayo MN nearly 2 years ago. They gave me my first and ended up only Lupron shot. 2 months later I went through the 20 daily radiation sessions.. both the radiation and the Lupron have lifestyle consequences.. it's difficult to sort out which causes what.. my PSA has been 0.5 for a year and a half.. I count myself lucky so far.. Ken
It sounds like you are doing well, yes I know the effects of Lupron very well. I am taking the RSO every evening in the hope it supports the Lupron and keeps me stable really I would be happy with that. I did stay away from chemo, radiation and surgery. I chose FLA because in my mind it was the least invasive. I hope things work out for you however after radiation I don't believe FLA is an option for you however the RSO would be a very good option.to support what you are doing. Lots of info on the internet. Best wishes for you!
@semeon and others.. Unlike many other cannabis oils, Rick Simpson Oil is high in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana. THC is the chemical in marijuana that provides the "high."
Online reports say Simpson is a Canadian engineer and cannabis activist. After a bad fall, he found that marijuana helped lessen his dizziness and other symptoms. Later, when he developed basal cell skin cancers on his arm, Simpson used cannabis oil as a treatment. As the reports go, his skin cancers went away.
RSO is an oil made by washing cannabis buds with a solvent, such as pure light naphtha, and then boiling off the solvent leaving behind the oil.
RSO is not a branded product. That means there's no one "Rick Simpson Oil" for sale. On his website, Simpson explains how to make his namesake oil. But he does not sell a version of the oil for profit.
Because RSO contains high levels of THC, it's illegal to buy in many places. But in states that have legalized marijuana — either for personal use or for medical use — you can find RSO at cannabis dispensaries. This from WebMD..https://www.webmd.com/cancer/rick-simpson-oil-for-cancer-overview
@semeon .. the following was the conclusion of a NIH study on FLA treatment… I was not offered or was I explained any of the alternate treatments..
"Focal therapy remains a nascent field largely comprising single center cohorts with little long-term data. Our current post-focal therapy surveillance consensus recommendations represent the synthesis of the best available evidence as well as expert opinion. Further work is necessary to define the most oncologically safe and cost-effective way of following patients after focal therapy."
Yes there are many alternatives I choose FLA primarily for 2 reasons. The first it’s the least invasive that I know of. Second when I contacts Dr Sperling’s clinic they were the only people who got back to me after checking with their patients and gave the names of 4 people who had the treatment and willing to provide a reference. Absolutely no one else shared references. That in itself told me something.