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Board: Cancer: Prostate 12-28-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By 04chris
Prostatectomy with subsquent high PSA + strange good results

Hi all, It's been quite a while since I last posted. I had a biopsy with a gleason of 3+4 (confirmed during surgery). PC had migrated to seminal vesicles but not to lymph nodes.
Date of...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 10-09-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,263
Posted By 04chris
Has anyone tried the Paw Paw alternative cancer treatment?

I have prostate cancer (prostate removed but PSA in the 10 to 20 range). While searching the WEB I found numerous references to the PAW PAW treatment. It seems to have had some success with various...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 09-23-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,903
Posted By 04chris
Re: PH increase using baking soda

-- Post surgery Gleason = 3 + 4
-- Cancer found in seminal vesicles
-- PSA = 66 Prior to surgery
-- Blood in urine and semen prior to surgery
-- PSA ranged from 25 (@ 6 months after surgery) down...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 09-17-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,903
Posted By 04chris
Smile PSA decrease of 54% in 17 days

[QUOTE=04chris;5052711]Thanks again Allen,

I have tried using a Maple Syrup + Baking Soda mix w/o heat. After a time they totally separate out. When I heated the mixture (as the protocol...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 09-09-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,903
Posted By 04chris
Re: PH increase using baking soda

Thanks again Allen,

I have tried using a Maple Syrup + Baking Soda mix w/o heat. After a time they totally separate out. When I heated the mixture (as the protocol recommends) the mixture turns...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 09-08-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,903
Posted By 04chris
Re: PH increase using baking soda

Thank you for the response.

You stated that "Sugar doesn't "bring" anything but sugar -- the molecules are separate."

I did a Google search on "maple syrup sodium bicarbonate...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 09-07-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,903
Posted By 04chris
PH increase using baking soda

Has anyone tried using baking soda with either maple syrup or molasses to increase their PH? The theory behind this is that the sugar brings the baking soda to the cancer cells and increases the...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-23-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,185
Posted By 04chris
Re: Can this be Prostate Cancer? Thread #2

Baptista,

Thank you for the input. I'm an avid gardener and have done a huge amount of lifting in my life. I'm hoping that the oncologist and orthopedist will conclude that I just have "old age"...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-22-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,185
Posted By 04chris
Question Can this be Prostate Cancer? Thread #2

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Hi all

(actually, the title of this should be "can this be prostate cancer bone metastasis?" -- sorry

Age = 68. I have had prostate cancer for probably >4 years. A...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-12-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,783
Posted By 04chris
Re: Pomegranate confirmation!!!!!

Rhonda
You can buy pomegranate powder in bulk powder form. A web search for 'pomegranate powder' will give you many web sites for comparison shopping. I get a highly concentrated form in the $25 to...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-12-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,783
Posted By 04chris
Re: Pomegranate confirmation!!!!!

Rhonda,
Super Bio-Curcumin (this is the only product that I would recommend right now). Prices varied from $18 to $29 for the same product (60 capsules) on the web. I would also recommend only...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-12-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,783
Posted By 04chris
Re: Pomegranate confirmation!!!!!

Rhonda,
Here are some of my top recommendations (I'll try to stay away from the controversial issues.)

- Pomegranate: I believe there is enough data to show that this is an effective...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-11-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,783
Posted By 04chris
Re: Pomegranate confirmation!!!!!

Jim,
Thanks again for the feedback -- esp. regarding the Super Bio Curcumin.
Dr. Blaylock's statement about curcumin might have been to motivate. But, I'd like to not leave the impresssion with...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-10-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,783
Posted By 04chris
Re: Pomegranate confirmation!!!!!

Rhonda,
You probably have noted other discussions in this thread that disagree with my list of supplements (esp. flax oil). Please be aware that there are various positions on the subject of PC....
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-10-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,783
Posted By 04chris
Re: Pomegranate confirmation!!!!!

Rhonda,
Sorry about the slow response. I have all of my data in a MS Word table and haven't been able to figure out a quick way to send it through this Healthboard. I think I can convert it to a...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-10-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,783
Posted By 04chris
Re: Pomegranate confirmation!!!!!

Jim,
Thanks for the feedback and information sources! You have a lot of knowledge that is hard to come by. I'm an engineer and mathematician. It has been difficult for me to tackle my PC...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 08-09-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,783
Posted By 04chris
Re: Pomegranate confirmation!!!!!

Hi all,

Not sure if it's the pomegranate extract, curcumin, green tea extract, DIM, quercetin or one of the other dozen or so natural supplements I've been taking, but my PSA has gone from 25.0 (6...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-02-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,385
Posted By 04chris
Question Nearly constant PSA after radical prostatectomy?

I'm not sure how to interpret my PSA test results. I have a PSA test monthly. For roughly the last year my PSA has been at 8 (plus or minus 1). Since I don't have a prostate, I am assuming that my...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-02-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,385
Posted By 04chris
Re: High PSA after Radical Prostatectomy

Thanks again Jim -- your encouragement is a big help!

Just a quick update. My PSA contiues to stay at ~8 (now for roughly a year). Just had a bone scan that came out negative. I have mixed...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 04-02-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,385
Posted By 04chris
Re: High PSA after Radical Prostatectomy

Hi again Dale (Chris),

I've read through the five responses to date of your unusual PSA history after the failed RP and thought I'd add my two cents. You wrote:



I believe you are...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-16-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,918
Posted By 04chris
Re: Promegranate Juice May Slow Prostate Cancer According to UCLA Study

Jim,
Great info! In one of your posts you mentioned some follow-on, well controlled trials using juice. I too wonder how they will duplicate the flavor. (Capsules or powder would seem to be a...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-15-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,747
Posted By 04chris
Re: PSA and PC correlation after prostatectomy?

Jim,
Thank you for the encouraging words and the info on advanced scanning methods.
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-13-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,385
Posted By 04chris
Re: High PSA after Radical Prostatectomy

Harpman -- Thanks for the tip,
I just contacted Loma Linda by email for an appointment. Is there a particular doctor that you would recommend? :)

TY -- dale
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-11-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,747
Posted By 04chris
Re: PSA and PC correlation after prostatectomy?

Thanks everyone for the info.
I have not had radiation or hormone therapy. I've been taking about 19 different 'alternative' supplements -- sort of a shotgun approach. I'm hoping that a couple of...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-10-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,747
Posted By 04chris
Re: PSA and PC correlation after prostatectomy?

Rhonda,
Thanks for the reply. I might have mislead in my statement that my PSA is level at 8. Actually it bounces around some (e.g., down to 6 back up to 10 now it's down to 8) It peaked at 25...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-10-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,747
Posted By 04chris
Re: PSA and PC correlation after prostatectomy?

Are there any studies or evidence that a supplement can mask a PSA reading? My limited understanding is that once the prostate is removed a PSA reading can only be effected by how much PC is in the...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-10-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,747
Posted By 04chris
PSA and PC correlation after prostatectomy?

Are there any studies or evidence of how much PSA levels and PC correlate after the prostate is removed? My PSA level has been steady at 8 (eight). for 10 months (19 months after radical...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-08-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,807
Posted By 04chris
Re: Prostate and Supplements

Hey Tall,

Wow, I haven't heard of most of those supplements on your list. I'd better not research them -- I can't afford what I'm taking now. :-)

Thanks
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-08-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,918
Posted By 04chris
Re: Promegranate Juice May Slow Prostate Cancer According to UCLA Study

I believe one of the problems we have is that none of the natural supplements can be patented. Therefore there are no companies out there willing to sponsor a placebo controlled, double blind study...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-08-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,807
Posted By 04chris
Re: Prostate and Supplements

I had a Radical Prostatectomy about 18 months ago. My PSA after the surgery was up to 25 and is now at 8 and continuing to go down. I take several of the supplements you suggest (Green tea extract,...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-08-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,783
Posted By 04chris
Re: Pomegranate confirmation!!!!!

Thanks Jim for the input,
Regarding alternative treatments: We both are in a similar situation -- since there is no money to be made with anything that is natural we must depend on smaller and...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-07-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,807
Posted By 04chris
Re: Prostate and Supplements

I might have missed it in your message but sugar is cancers best friend -- this is confirmed by numerous articles and oncologists. I have given up my See's candies, Heath bars, and everything else...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-07-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,605
Posted By 04chris
Re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Prostate Cancer Survivors

Just a quick follow up from 04chris. It has been about 18 months since my surgery. My PSA spiked at 25 about six months after surgery and has been declining ever since -- it's now at 8. (I realize...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-07-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,605
Posted By 04chris
Wink Re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Prostate Cancer Survivors

This is a great thread! I had radical prostatectomy surgery roughly eighteen months ago (my age = 67). About four months after the surgery my PSA was 12. My urologist suggested Lupron as the course...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-07-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,783
Posted By 04chris
Re: Pomegranate confirmation!!!!!

I also went to the extract to cut out the sugar. I use 2 tablespoons of pomegranite powder each day. This is more than the vendor recommends -- not sure what one should take when fighting PC. Two...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-05-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,694
Posted By 04chris
post prostatectomy incontinence and other discussions

I had a conventional radical prostatectomy about eighteen months ago. I was totally incontinent from the beginning (whatever went into the bladder came out with zero control). I started with diapers...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-05-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,715
Posted By 04chris
Re: post radical retropubic prostatectomy urethral strictures

I had a stricture. A urologist performed a 'mercedes' surgery. He went into the urethra and opened up the stricture with an incision shaped like the mercedes symbol. In and out in one day -- no...
Board: Cancer 03-05-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,057
Posted By 04chris
Re: Please HeLP! Cancer Cells

Dr. Budwig was nominated for the Nobel prize 6 times. Her Flaxseed oil and cottage cheese recommendation sounded at first kind of hokey until I looked into it. Cottage cheese is one of the few...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-05-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,783
Posted By 04chris
Re: Pomegranate confirmation!!!!!

I went back to the < edited > website. They discuss the contents of the pomegranite powder.

Hope they are correct with this. (It still tastes terrible :-)
Thanks again for your input on the...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-05-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,460
Posted By 04chris
Re: Total incontinence two weeks after robotic radical prostatectomy

I have had a radical prostatectomy surgery. I had total incontinence that never stopped. Hopefully yours will stop after a month or two. The diaper and pad approach is very disheartening. I tried...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-03-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,783
Posted By 04chris
Re: Pomegranate confirmation!!!!!

Thanks for the input -- < edited > -- I might try going to the pomegranite juice powder instead of the ellagic acid concentrate -- I'm sure it will taste better
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-03-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,783
Posted By 04chris
Re: Pomegranate confirmation!!!!!

I've been using pomegranite powder concentrate. It has a 70% ellagic acid content. I believe that ellagic acid is the active ingredient? I use this powder in a smoothie every morning (tastes...
Board: Cancer: Prostate 03-02-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,385
Posted By 04chris
High PSA after Radical Prostatectomy

Prior to the Prostectomy my PSA was 66, Gleason = 3+4. Six months after the surgery my PSA = 25. Eighteen my after surgery my PSA = 8.2 and it has been steady or dropping for ~ 8 months. I am taking...
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