There was an event about
that here. I was the moderator that had the "pepper posters" booted here. Now that I am not a moderator I can lend my unofficial two cents worth. On a hunch, I did some background checking. The 'urologist' was booted from here shortly before he was charged in an unrelated event (multiple charges). That doesn't sound like my urologist. He, and the original poster jackcc seems to refer to appeared teamed up, at several sites, and they both disappeared on the blogs at the end of March. BTW the urologist was starting a supplements company as he stated at his "personal" blog, that also stopped at this timeframe. If you search that urologist's name or that urology center he worked at, and search virtually any other urologists or centers that you know are valid, you have to wonder why he has no presence other than his own site. If I search my urologists, oncologists, or surgeons, some of the searches result in hundreds of pages of info about
It caused such a stir, in some PC forums ~ this one included, that I decided to write the authors of the study commonly referred to. The study was by UCLA and Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. It was only in rats. Capsaicin was not consumed in pill or edible form but rather processed carefully and injected to avoid digestive track damage and deliver the full effects. And it was in rats. There were side effects in the study, it has not been approved for use in humans by the FDA. There is some talk about
it becoming a study, but the early returns are that it is not effective as other treatment options to slow PC cancer growth. I believe you are reading about
an individual who claimed to have been cured by capsaicin because his PSA dropped a few decimal points. All I can say is "Huh"?
Nothing taboo about
it jackcc. They were booted off several sites for a good reason. You can do your own homework.
Personally, I am very glad I had these two booted before anyone here started slamming this unproven and potentially dangerous supplement.
Age 46 (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 (May 9 '08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09.
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 7/13/2008 2:49:17 AM (GMT-6)