Good Diets????

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/21/2008 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a newby on this site (joined 4/19/08) and this is my second post.  I've found lots of great info here but I haven't found anything on post operation diets.
I understand there is no definitive cause of PCa...certainly heredity is a big factor.  However, many things point to modern diets with lots of fats, sugars, etc. and low in vegies and fruit, as well.
Diet seems to be the one thing I have control of with this problem.  Does anyone have a recommended diet, monthly menu, etc. they would like to share? 

Age: 50 (March 2008)

DX 1/08 @ 49 yo

7/05: PSA 2.6 DRE Normal

9/07: PSA 3.4 DRE Normal

1/08: Biopsy 1 of 12 cores with 10% involvement, T1c, Gleason 3+3=6

4/08/08:  Laparoscopic Rad. prostectomy @ Banner Thunderbird, 5 hrs.

                Advised both nerve bundles spared

                Post Op Pathology Report: Tumor confined w/in prostate, pT2c, NX, DX 

    Gleason is 3+3=6, bilateral with 15% total involvement near apex

                Margins and Seminal Vesicles negative!!!

4/18/08:  Staples and Catheter removed. Drip, drip, drip, drip...

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 4/21/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi CT,
This is a contraversial subject. But like you, I think there is a merit to eating healthy even if it does not have a definitive response to prostate cancer. There are some diets that say low red meat, high is fish and fish oils, lotsa veggies, but hold the dressing, etc. I have looked at this for over a year and haver not found much better than a heart healthy diet. Dr. Myers in his book stresses a Mediteranian diet, high in vegtable and olive oils in place of other oils. He also stresses some suppliments. I have adhered to some of it. I know because the studies show it, that vitamin D3 is a big plus. Homeopathic diets and remedies are like anything else, my oncologist tells me, something to be done in moderation not in excess. But eating a healthy diet is good for all parts of your body, so I would recommend that. You can find more information from Dr. Snuffy Myers, and others that agree with his "prostate" diet.

Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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