It is my personal opinion that PCa is associated with some form of long term intra-cellular bacterial inflammation. I am sure if prostate biopsies/post surgery samples were properly checked they would find colonies of bacteria in close proximity to the cancerous cells. (One cancer researcher who did have PCa did have his prostate examined for such bacteria and did find them and photos are on the Net.). But if you think you have Lyme, then that too is likely associated with similar systemic inflammation caused by similar intracellular bacteria. The most common way to check for this is to get your D's tested.
1,25 dihydroxyvitamin -D <<<< this will be elevated -- above 40 pg/ml
25 hydroxyvitamin - D <<<< this may be low (less than 15 ng/ml) but not always.
Just before I was diagnosed with PCa I had a 1,25D level of 48 -- which is really elevated.
(my 25,D was not really low tho -- around 30).
So, i suggest getting at least those two tested -- maybe CRp and ACE and SEDrate also.
(indicators of systemic inflammation).
Then you can take it from there.
Age 58, 195lbs, 6'4", 57 at DX, PSA Aug2008 7 4 ... June2007 4.7 (BPH + LUTS)
Biopsy Nov2008 1 of 12 cores 5%, Gleason 3+3 - Sona showed size 140+ cc (110 grams post op).
02/03/09 open RRP surgery , Nerve sparing both sides, 1 day in hospital, Day 4 first BM,
Pathology Report: All margins clear - No Invasive spread - no change in Gleason score.
02/18/09 Cath out, passed a 1cm oblong STONE within hours.
03/06/09 Started Levitra@20mg / Viagra@100mg / (04/01) Cialis@20mg -- no real effect (thru 11/2009).
04/01/09, 07/07/09, 10/01/09 PSA <0.1 - Stone Was Oxalate stone -- X-ray no stones.
08/09 - started MUSE@1000mcg ... pump&plump - success(80-90%) (alpro ache).
09/09 @500mcg +pump&plump + 2 advil - success(80-90%) - (less Alpro ache).
10/09 TrimixGel (500/300/100mcg): 1st:60%, 2nd:(pump&plump) 60%, 3rd(added 500mcg muse):70-80% -- (no Alpro aches!) but none @ useful hardness!