Black pepper now on the supsect list? First I heard that. I think a study could be found or made up to prove any point with cancers in general.
Of all the general health advice my radiation oncologist ever gave me, and we have discussed the whole gambit of diet, supplements, vitamins, etc. she feels that men miss the most important health change advice of all, and that is to give up smoking.
She said all the dietary changes are kind of a mute point, because the cat is out of the bag, but eating a heart healthy diet for the rest of your life is benificial to your general health, but smoking does so much damage to the body, that there's not point pretending to be making other healthy changes if one is going to continue to smoke. I think she has an excellent point.
I quit a pack and a half a day habit cold turkey on November 13, 2008, the night before my
I have long ago stopped trying to blame myself or specific foods or incidences in my life for my cancer bouts, you can go crazy in the head in that mode, and still never come up with a sure reason.
David in SC
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path Rpt
: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sess/72 gys cath #8 33 days, 11/2- SP Cath #9 in place