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Frank1205
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   Posted 4/16/2008 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone have or know where to read this new report on plastic containers and prostate cancer?
 
I know this has been discussed before in the science field but last night there was a new study about certain plastics that when re-heated produce a hormone that has been directly linked to prostate cancer in rats.
 
With all these young men coming on this site I just wonder if this has merit.  With many of us all continuously reheating our left overs in plastic containers as well as new health consious dinners like "Health Choice" and "Lean Cuisine" .
 
I have told my son who is in College to avoid this practice as much as possable.  College students live out of re-heated plastic containers.
 
Frank 
 
 
Diagnosed 01-08-08 @ 53 years old 
DRE normal - High PSA for 5 or more years
2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
Current PSA 6 - Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicalg Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago,5 hour surgery , 3 hour recovery
Unexpected Cardiac issues appear and disappear?
Hospital stay 30 hours - Catheter out in 7 days  normaly expected leakage - Erectile funtion back on line 9 days 
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate, Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear,Tumor on bottom of prostate, 1 positve margin  going to meet with oncologist to discuss treatment options if any at this time.
 


Johnny Canuck
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   Posted 4/16/2008 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Frank1205 said...
Does anyone have or know where to read this new report on plastic containers and prostate cancer?
 
I know this has been discussed before in the science field but last night there was a new study about certain plastics that when re-heated produce a hormone that has been directly linked to prostate cancer in rats.
I knew a gal whose ex made a point of telling her that you should NEVER cook in plastic, as when you heat the stuff in a microwave, all the safety and stability issues go out the window. Interestingly enough, he was a spin doctor for the plastics industry.
I have avoided immersing my life in plastics (as best I can) for a long time so I consider it ironic that I should come down with this...if it is indeed a causal factor. Mind you, I worked with foams and resins when I was in my 20's. As of today, it appears that Canada is discussing the banning of BPAs in bottles, etc.


Age: 54
Gleason Score: 3+3=6
PSA: 3.33
Biopsy:7/8 Positive
Stage: "Bulky" T1c
Prostate Size: 27cc
 
Diagnosed: December 05, 2007
Brachytherapy: on February 26, 2008
  68 seeds, (Iodine 125). 
 
 


Tim G
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   Posted 4/16/2008 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Haven't seen this before, but there may be something to it.  The difficulty is to eliminate or reduce the ubiquitous plastics that we all use in cooking. 
 
There is also a presumptive connection between  Agent Orange defoliant used in the Vietnam War and many nasty diseases, including prostate cancer.   I'm a Blue Water Vietnam Veteran and submitted a claim to the VA related to prostate cancer, but so far no news.
See the link below for more information if interested
 
DRE neg  1 of 12 biopsies positive (5%) 
Open surgery June 2006 
Cancer confined to one small area of prostate
Gleason 5 (3+2)  PSA's < 0.1  


Swimom
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   Posted 4/16/2008 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
The cancer/plastic relationship has been well established. Poor family of mine is forever getting the "don't use plastic" routine. Estrogen like chemicals cause all sorts of potential issues with long term exposure. What next?

Swim
 

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