Raw Food Diet for PC???

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GTOdave
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   Posted 11/30/2010 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Background:
An actor in NYC collapses on stage, in the scene where he is supposed to collapse. Nobody knows that he is actually sick. Medics arrive, whisk the poor guy away.

As reported in the NY Times today, the 61 year old is suffering from advanced PC and has refused hormone therapy, and has opted instead for a raw food diet to boost his immune system.

What the hell is this?
52 yr old, newly diagnosed. PSA 3.5, Gleason 6 with 3 of 4 top nodes (0%;1%;10%;1%) cancerous. Bottom 2 floors are clean.
Da Vinci surgery scheduled for 12/30/10

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 11/30/2010 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   

Well..for example...the pesticides we digest from eating a simple apple isn't good for ya...Your body has to waste time dealing with the bad stuff...

Have a feeling this gentleman might should have started sooner.


F8
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   Posted 11/30/2010 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
i hope this thread doesn't erupt into another food fight.  maybe the usual suspects can state their opinion ONCE and then give it a rest.
i think the guy is nutty to forgo treatment for diet.
 
ed
age: 55
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
no symptoms, no prostate enlargement
12/12 cores positive....gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10

Purgatory
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   Posted 11/30/2010 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
"As reported in the NY Times today, the 61 year old is suffering from advanced PC and has refused hormone therapy, and has opted instead for a raw food diet to boost his immune system."

I think just reading the above quote says it all. No further comment is needed by any rational person.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

Purgatory
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   Posted 11/30/2010 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
question: you have nothing to apologize about. you have a right to your opinion, we all post our opinions here freely. your opinion on the china syndrome diet is not a new one, it was a real fad thing when the book came out, and like many other fad diet and dietary trends, it came and went. it certainly still has its fans and believers, and that's ok too.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

Carlos
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   Posted 11/30/2010 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
The raw food diet might actually work for some.  Don Imus (the shock jock) was diagnosed with PCa several years ago and declined conventional treatment.  He and his wife are die hard vegetarians, consulted with Dean Ornish and others and got started on habanero peppers and nothing but raw food.  The last I heard his PCa was still in remission.  To each his own.
 
Carlos

Diagnosed 2/2008 at age 71, PSA 9.1, G8 (5+3), stage T1c.
Robotic surgery 5/2008, LFPF at 6 wks.,nerves spared, stg. pT2c, N0, MX, R0, G8 (5+3)
PSA .12 at 2.5 years, rechk 2 wks later 0.2. All prior tests <0.1.

F8
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   Posted 11/30/2010 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
i believe imus was diagnosed with PC last year and ate an organic, vegetarian diet for the ten years prior to being diagnosed.  don't get me wrong, i believe diet does make a difference but it's no alternative to conventional treatment.
 
ed
 
 

Casey59
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   Posted 12/2/2010 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
GTOdave said...
As reported in the NY Times today, the 61 year old is suffering from advanced PC and has refused hormone therapy, and has opted instead for a raw food diet to boost his immune system.

 

It seems completely unreasonable to me to try to cure cancer without the best of conventional Western medicine; surgery, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, (and soon molecular genetics) for the high risk cases, and using the best monitoring technology available for low risk cases (pursuing active surveillance).
 
At the same time, it also seems completely unreasonable to me to rely only on these aggressive medical treatments and neglect the natural capacity of our bodies to protect against tumors, knowing what we all know about the role of diet, exercise and stress management in promoting or inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.  We can take advantage of this natural protection to either prevent the disease or enhance the benefits of treatments.
 
Stack the odds in your favor...
 
 
 

edit:  improved wording

Post Edited (Casey59) : 12/3/2010 8:10:23 AM (GMT-7)

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