John, Congrats on your changes

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 8/21/2009 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on your changes. I've also been making significant changes since I found out about my cancer in April this year. I have eliminated diet soft drinks, I never did like Coffee so that is no problem, been walking daily, have eliminated the majority of red meats from my diet. Eating more fish and chicken.

I've been taking four pomegranite extract pills, two acai berry pills, 8 green barley pills and just started on flax seed oil. Since last summer I have dropped 53 pounds in weight and my regular GP cut my Dibetic med's in half.

I figure if it ain't helping me I'm helping the economy!

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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 8/23/2009 4:57 AM (GMT -6)   
There is an article by Dr "Snuffy" Myers that cautions against the use of flax seed oil in relation to prostate cancer. There is a suggestion that the oil can actually increase both risk of development and recurrence. This does not apply to whole ground flax seed. I can no longer find the Myer's flax oil article but mention of it can be found here
1/05 PSA----2.9 3/06-----3.2 3/07-------4.1 5/07------3.9 All negative DREs
Aged 59 when diagnosed
Biopsy 6/07
4 of 10 cores positive for Adenocarcinoma-------bummer!
Core 1 <5%, core 2----50%, core 3----60%, core 4----50%
Biopsy Pathologist's comment:
Gleason 4+3=7 (80% grade 4) Stage T2c
Neither extracapsular nor perineural invasion is identified
CT scan and Bone scan show no evidence of metastases
Da Vinci RP Aug 10th 2007
Post-op pathology:
Positive for perineural invasion and 1 small focal extension
Negative at surgical margins, negative node and negative vesicle involvement
Some 4+4=8 identified ........upgraded to Gleason 8
PSA Oct 07 <0.1 undetectable
PSA Jan 08 <0.1 undetectable
PSA April 08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
PSA August 08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
Post-op pathology rechecked by new lab:
Gleason downgraded to 4+3=7
Focal extension comprised of grade 3 cells
PSA September 08 <0.01 (new lab)
PSA February 09 <0.01

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