Promegranite juice?

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jerseycity
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 123
   Posted 12/19/2008 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I have seen this mentioned on this site. What's up with it. Is it good for all PC people or just some in certain stages?
 3-17- 8 went to Bruce Springsteen concert , great time
3-18-8 routine exam
3-19 doctor called said psa was elevated
what's a psa?
referred to Uro, had several more blood tests.
PSA steady at 4.75
biopsy  June 08 , 12 cores, 4 on left confirmed , right clear
gleason 3 + 3 T1c
research time.
decieded on open RP, Head of Uro  is my Doctor
Surgery done 10-1-8 by Dr See at Frodoret Hospital in Milwaukee
Cathater out 10-13 no problems
Post op,  organ confined, gleason up to 4 + 3, all clear margins
T2c 20% volume, very good outcome I feel
Incontinent and ED.  Time will tell, was told all nerves  saved.
back to work 11-5-8.
 
Rich man in a poor mans shirt.


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4840
   Posted 12/19/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Google-> Promegranite juice and prostate
 
And you'll see several articles like:

Answer

Early research suggests that drinking pomegranate juice may slow the progression of prostate cancer.


Age 53   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Gleason - 6
(biopsy done March 4, 2008-> 2 of 12)
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
 

Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.

Las Colinas and Plano Offices

 


John T
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   Posted 12/19/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Promegranite juice is fairly expensive. You can get a 30 day supply of promegrante pills for about $30 from POM Wonderful as an alternative. Their web-site has a lot of info on Promegranites and prostate cancer.
JohnT
Diagnosed 10-08 at 63 with PSA of 33
PSA was 4.4 in 1999 and has risen steadily.
Had 13 biopsies and an endorectal MRI, all negative until 10-08. Two cores out of 25 with a gleason 6
2nd opinion with an oncologist said cancer found was insignificant, but suspected larger tumor somewhere.
Doppler ultrasound with target biopsy indicate a large tumor in the transition zone, gleason 7.
Bone and CT scans negative.
PSA3= 43; high normal is 35
Currently evaluating treatment options, surgery is not an option as a high probability of positive margin exists.
John T


Piano
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   Posted 12/19/2008 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a skeptic, having seen reports that it does no good at all -- apart from fattening the bank accounts of the marketers.
Age 63. Other than cancer, in good health; BMI 20
Pre-op: No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores
7 March 2008, RRP, non nerve sparing
Two nights in hospital; catheter and staples out after 7 days
Continent, no pads needed from the get-go
Post Op: Stage pT2 M- N-; clear margins and lymph nodes; Gleason 4+4=8; prostate weight: 37gm
6-week and 7-month PSAs: 0
Bimix injections working well 


LV-TX
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Total Posts : 966
   Posted 12/19/2008 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm....I am with Piano...I was doing the daily 12 oz thing for awhile...but stopped due to expense and having read about some skeptism with that and other diet recommendations with claims to reduce PCa
Les
 
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal-Gland 38 cc
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral (Perineural Invasion present at base)
Gleason (3+3) 6  Stage T1C
August 23 - Bone Scan - Hips, Spine and ribs marked uptake - X-Ray showed clear -Hooray
Sept 9 2nd DRE - questionable - TRUS...shadow in base - Gland now 41 cc
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1,2008
Gleason 7 (4+3) Staged pT2c NO MX
Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
4 tumors in prostate - largest being 6 cm 
PSA Oct 08 <.05


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 12/20/2008 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I will check into this. I am a skeptic as well, however I am open minded.

peace to all
Dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 46 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .06
Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 


califguy
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 72
   Posted 12/21/2008 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   

When I was at the Prostate Cancer Research Institute convention last fall, several of the leading prostate cancer docs were pleased with the results of pomegranate. They didn't feel it necessarily as a cure, but more as a health booster to help your own body fight off cancer. They classed it right in with options to try just like hormone therapy and other cancer drugs. Obviously the cancer drugs do not work on everyone and pomegranate juice probably will not work on everyone either.

They mentioned some tests had good results with the POM pills and they are quite a bit less expensive than the juice. And easier to use when on trips, etc.

Probably something that has to be decided by each individual.


Don't get discouraged!!
CalifGuy
 
Diagnosed Feb 2008  54 years old
3+4=7 gleason
7.5 PSA
4 out of 20 biopsies were cancerous
daVinci Robotic surgery July 24, 2008
Univ of Calif San Francisco Med Center  Dr Peter Carroll
In hospital 2 nights altho I had option of leaving the next day but stayed due to distance home.
Contained in prostate, not spread
Six weeks post surgery PSA less than .01
Five month PSA less than 0.1  Lab did wrong type of PSA test so this test was not as accurate.

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