When I was diagnosed, I did some extensive reading on diet and came away convinced that our North American Diet is the primary cause of most of the late onset diseases we all suffer from including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure etc.
If you study the folks in this world who are on a plant based diet, you will see that they rarely contract these diseases. I believe we are eating ourselves to death. We eat prepared foods and fast foods to excess.
As a result of this reading, we became vegetarian. After 60 days, my blood pressure dropped from 138/98 to 110/70 with no change in medications. Can't dispute the facts on that one. I feel better, lost my belly fat and have more energy. My surgeon at my Da Vinci procedure said I was the fittest patient he had operated on in a long time.
I believe it has also excellerated my quick recovery.
Now I step down off the podium and say that is my two cents on diet.
Age 64. Diagnosed with Pca January 2009.
PSA 5.6, Gleason 3+3=6, T1c
TRUS biopsies of prostate left adenocarcinoma of prostate involving part of 1/4 biopsy fragments, less than 10% of the surface area involved, CT scan clear.
Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy - September 29/09.
Pre-op PSA down to 5.28 which I attribute to visualization techniques and a new vegetarian diet.
Robotic Prostatectomy - 09/29/09, back home 10/02/09.
Pathology - 10/14/09 Gleason Score remained at 3+3 = 6 as it was when originally diagnosed. There were no positive margins. Tumors were found in both lobes and involved 3-5% of the prostate. There was no Seminal Vesicle, Perineural, Lymphovascular or Lymph node involvement, and the bladder neck was also cancer free.
10/16/09 - 3-4 pads a day and working on pelvic floor exercises as prescribed.
10/16/09 - Zip, nada
State of mind:
Excellent - always positive.