Was an interesting story, yet somehow not entirely surprising, though I can't put my finger on it. Those that swear diet is the cause of PC (and I do not hold to that theory) will jump on this as proof, as a lot of traditional Asian diet has been replaced by Western style diets in the Oriental countries that have climbed up the economic scale in the past decade.
It is interesting to me too, that PC rates are very low in countries where they have no regards to pollution, toxic dumping, smog, and little concern to environmental matters in general. Seems like an inconsistency when you try to tie a cause to PC to that arean as well.
We are dealing with a fickled beast, PC. Is that why research on it has been so hard over the years? It certainly isn't do to the lack of cases.
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, Cath #9 in 35 days, 12/7/9 - Cath #10 in place