So Daniel, your age can be a very important factor. For the elderly, non invasive treatments are often a good choice. I am a two time cancer survivor at present (melanoma and prostate. My wife is a brest cancer survivor. We have both done a lot of research and here is my two cents, for what its worth. With almost all cancers, the surest cure is a combination of early detection and surgical removal. Every treatment option besides that carries varying degrees of risk. It boils down to a matter of doing your homework and deciding whats best for you and then being willing to accept what happens next, good or bad. My personal opinion on diet and herbs, etc is that they are probably better at preventing cancer than treating cancer. However, as others have already said, a healthy diet enhances your body's ability to both fight and heal. I see the role of holistic therapies as more of support for rather than a replacement of medical treatment. Every choice has its pros and cons. Good luck in your decision.
first biopsy was in 1997. Neg. Dx BPH PSA 5.4
second biopsy in 2001 neg again PSA 9.8
passed blood Feb 08 3rd biopsy positive PSA 14.6 Gleason (3+3)=6
Pre op Xrays, CT scans, bone scans all neg
Da Vinci surgery 3/3/08 no complications, nodes clear
Significant post op discomfort for approx one week
Daily improvement 2nd week, near nornal mobility, etc 4th week
Filled pads every 2 hours for first month, gradually improved to not wearing pads after 2 months. Whoopee!
Occasional small leak when sneezing or farting, haha
Total loss of erectile function so far, some loss of rectal muscle function also.
Currently back to 100% physically, working out, etc.
Some lingering attitude issues over lack of function. Anger sometimes, moderate depression sometimes. Feel good physically but lingering changes in emotions. Joi da vie not the same. Feel lucky overall, but emotionally flat. A vague sense of loss, diminished pleasure in life. Hope to rebound as time goes by. Survived melanoma in 2000, pacemaker in 2002. Three time winner? Doesn't feel that way.