I saw the news clip on vitamins / supplements. Basically, the latest research according to the news said most vitamins and supplements are doing no good. The one doctor did say vitamin D might do some people good.
Well, as a person who has been swallowing a fist full of select vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants for years, I have seen one after another research finding come and go. There has been so many contradictions over the years that I have no confidence in any of them. I can only say that it seems like basic horse sense that some supplements (intake) unless overdone will be helpful in filling the gaps. Other than PC, God has blessed me with being incredibly healthy and full of zip for 62 years. I don't know if the vitamins did anything, but they certainly didn't make me unhealthy.
Bottom line - whose or what research do you believe? Wait another month or so and some other research will show just the opposite. Call me skeptical...
Age 61 (now 62)
Original data - pre-operation
T1C clinical diagnosis, Needle biopsy - 10 cores, Gleason 7 = 3+4 in 1 core (40%), 7 cores Gleason 6 = 3+3 ranging from 5% to 12%
All scans negative
Lupron administered 4/9/2008 for 4 months (with idea I would undergo external beam radiation followed by seed implants - then I changed my mind).
Robotic DiVinci surgery - Dr. Fagin (Austin) May 19th
Post operative - pathology
pT2c NX MX
Margins - negative
Extraprostatic extension - negative
seminal vesicle invasion - uninvolved
1st Post PSA <.04
2nd Post PSA <.1 10/30/2008