OK, so now it's green tea

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CapnLarry
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 6/19/2009 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
The latest FLASH miracle cure (well, treatment) brought to you by an uncritical public press:

Green tea could delay prostate cancer: U.S. study www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE55I5M120090619

Note the enormous sample size (26) and the protracted study period (one month).

Oh, and they were measuring indirect chemical markers like PSA levels, not tumor shrinkage or life expectancy or whatever.

Sheesh.
Larry Shick
Personal homepage incl. PCa story: www.sv-moira.com.
01/09: Diagnosed (age 60) biopsy PSA 4.4, free PSA 9%, T2c stage, Gleason 7 (3+4), 7 of 14 cores; 6'2", 200 lbs.
03/09: Robotic surgery (Dr. Kawachi, City of Hope) 47 gms, 10% involved, staging/Gleason unchanged (pT2cNXMX), margins clear, no ECE/sem ves involvement, fully continent from day 1, some success w/Viagra 50mg/day.
Followup: 05/09 0.006

Post Edited (CapnLarry) : 6/19/2009 5:36:15 PM (GMT-6)


Geebra
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 476
   Posted 6/19/2009 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
There is more similar research

http://www.articlearchives.com/pharmaceuticals-biotechnology/pharmaceuticals/993531-1.html

Previous 5 biopsies over 4 years negative

PSA going from 3.8 to 28

Father died from PCa @ 78 - normal PSA and DRE

Dx Nov 2007, age 46

PSA 29, Gleason 4+4=8

Decided to participate in clinical trial at Duke

6 rounds of chemo (Taxotere+Avastin)

1/8/2008

33.90

1/11/2008

29.50

1/31/2008

38.20

2/21/2008

32.00

3/13/2008

26.20

4/3/2008

26.60

4/24/2008

20.60

followed by RRP at Duke (Dr. Moul) on 6/16/2008

Pathology

Gleason downgraded 4+3=7

  Duke: T2c N0MX, one positive margin

  Sloan Kettering: T3a N0MX, extraprostatic extension, two positive margins

PSA undetectable for 8 months, then

2/6/2009

0.10

4/26/2009

0.17

5/22/2009

0.20

6/11/2009

0.27

6 Months ADT started 6/12/2009

IMRT to start mid-Aug

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