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tatt2man
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   Posted 3/14/2010 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
-was in health food store and owner was talking about benefits of hemp seeds and their high omega-3 content.
-tried doing an archive search about hemp seeds, omega-3 and prostate cancer to no avail - anyone have good / bad information regarding the benefits of hemp seeds as a source of omega-3?
-does omega-3 slow down PSA?
-what is the difference between omega-3 and omega-3 fatty acids

-currently take salmon/fish oil capsules each day for cholesterol.
thanks
BRONSON
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with spouse, Steve - 59
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see doc
Incontinence: 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- finally seeing improvement - March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: to be announced - April 8, 2010
............


60Michael
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   Posted 3/14/2010 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Bronson,
I really do not know the answer to your question, but my wife asked my Urologist about that and while he encouraged me to eat healthy, as I already do, he said that there was no firm research proving the efficay of such an approach.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margin slightly involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
8/5 1 depend at night only, now none
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10
Great family and friends
Michael


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   Posted 3/14/2010 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   

Great questions; I don't know the answer.

HOWEVER: I take cold milled ground flaxseed with my cereal in the morning. It is HIGHLY recommended by my doctors. I like the taste and it also is great for bowel regularity. I have heard flaxseed (ground) is good, but flaxseed OIL is NOT.

 

Mel


63 years old . PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%),  after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal. PCA-3 was about 75 (way above the 35 threshold). That led to:

Biopsy on 11/30/09. 5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 4+3. 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On  other side:2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--1 core 3+4 (30%) no peri-neural invasion. prostate is 45 grams. Stage: T1C.  

Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. He says all looked good. Spared nerves. Unfortunately: Pathology Report: G 4+3 (65%-35%). Cancer in 15% of gland. Lymph Nodes: Clear.  Perineural Invasion: yes. Seminal Vessical Involvement: No.  Extraprostatic Extension: yes.  Positive Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. Final Weight is 52.7 gms. 

 Incontinence: joined that club-- definite leaks—1 pad/day. Night is dry, was  using 1 pad at night for security, but pretty much dispensed with that most nights. Update: no pads at night. No pads while at home, but still very uncomfortable. Use 1 pad for out-of-house activities. Suddenly got MUCH better on 3/10/10, almost overnight. Still some urgency but no pads about 90% of the time.  As of 3/12/10--completely continent!

First post-op PSA on 3/10/10--DRUM ROLL: 0.01 Next PSA in late May.


John T
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   Posted 3/14/2010 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Dr Mark Moyad recently pointed to studies that showed a definate link to high cholestrol and agressive PC. The studies, 5 in all with 5500 men, showed no link to cholestrol levels and the incidence of PC, but when they went back to review the results the lower cholestrol group had a 60% less chance of having G8 or 9 PC.
So anything that will reduce cholestrol, such as omega 3 is definately good for you. Many of the leading doctors dealing with PC have for years been telling us that a heart healthy diet is a prostate healthy diet. This is just more evidence that diet may not prevent PC, but surely stems its progression.
JohnT

64 years old.

PSA rising for 10 years to 40, free psa 10-15. Had 5 urologists, 12 biopsies and MRIS all neg. Doctors DXed BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. 13th biopsy positive in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled for surgery as recommended by Urological Oncologist.

2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, a Prostate Oncologist, said DX wrong, pathology shows indolant cancer, but psa history indicates large cancer or metastasis. Futher tests and Color Doppler confirmed large transition zone tumor that 13 biopsies and MRIS missed. G7, 4+3, approx 16mmX18mm.

Combidex MRI in Holland eliminated lymphnode mets. Casodex and Proscar reduced psa to 0.6 and prostate from 60mm to 32mm. Changed diet, no meat and dairy. All staging tests indicate that tumor is local and non agressive. (PAP, PCA3, MRIS, Color Doppler, Combidex, tumor reaction to diet and Casodex, and tumor location in transition zone). Surgery a poor option because tumor is located next to the urethea and positive margin is very likely; permanent incontenance is also high probability with surgery.

Seed implants on 5-19-09, 3 hours door to door, no pain, minor side affects are frequency and urgency; very controlable with Flowmax and lasted 4 weeks. Daily activities resumed day after implants with no restrictions. Gold markers implanted with seeds to guide IMRT.

25 treatments of IMRT 6 weeks after seed implants. No side affects at all.

PSA at end of treatment 0.02 mostly the result of Casodex. When I stop Casodex next week expect PSA to rise. Next PSA in November. Treatments and side affects have greatly exceeded my expectations. Glad to have this 11 year journey finally conclude.

JohnT


tatt2man
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   Posted 3/14/2010 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Michael , Mel and John,- thanks for the feedback -all info is appreciated - at times we do grasp at straws ...

- regarding cholesterol - would be interesting non-study link as to how many men with prostate cancer are on medication for high cholesterol ( ie. Lipitor, Mevacor, Pravachol, Zocor, Lescol, Crestor, Altocor...) -or would that be men with prostate cancer who should be on medication for high cholesterol... ( that's the next blood work for me at the time of the next PSA - my family doctor has wanted me to be on Crestor for the last 5 years)
hugs
BRONSON
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with spouse, Steve - 59
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see doc
Incontinence: 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- finally seeing improvement - March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: to be announced - April 8, 2010
............


John T
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   Posted 3/14/2010 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Bronson,
Men on satins to reduce cholestrol have PC that is much less agressive. There have been a number os studies that support this.
JT

64 years old.

PSA rising for 10 years to 40, free psa 10-15. Had 5 urologists, 12 biopsies and MRIS all neg. Doctors DXed BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. 13th biopsy positive in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled for surgery as recommended by Urological Oncologist.

2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, a Prostate Oncologist, said DX wrong, pathology shows indolant cancer, but psa history indicates large cancer or metastasis. Futher tests and Color Doppler confirmed large transition zone tumor that 13 biopsies and MRIS missed. G7, 4+3, approx 16mmX18mm.

Combidex MRI in Holland eliminated lymphnode mets. Casodex and Proscar reduced psa to 0.6 and prostate from 60mm to 32mm. Changed diet, no meat and dairy. All staging tests indicate that tumor is local and non agressive. (PAP, PCA3, MRIS, Color Doppler, Combidex, tumor reaction to diet and Casodex, and tumor location in transition zone). Surgery a poor option because tumor is located next to the urethea and positive margin is very likely; permanent incontenance is also high probability with surgery.

Seed implants on 5-19-09, 3 hours door to door, no pain, minor side affects are frequency and urgency; very controlable with Flowmax and lasted 4 weeks. Daily activities resumed day after implants with no restrictions. Gold markers implanted with seeds to guide IMRT.

25 treatments of IMRT 6 weeks after seed implants. No side affects at all.

PSA at end of treatment 0.02 mostly the result of Casodex. When I stop Casodex next week expect PSA to rise. Next PSA in November. Treatments and side affects have greatly exceeded my expectations. Glad to have this 11 year journey finally conclude.

JohnT


Worried Guy
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   Posted 3/14/2010 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
John T,

Geez! Now you tell me!
My choldesterol has been high for 20-30 years. Always around 220 but I have a high ratio so that was considered good. I was prescribed statins several times over the years but I would only take them for a month until the prescription ran out.
Can I call a mulligan?

Jeff

compiler
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   Posted 3/14/2010 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeff and Bronson:
 
I too have had high cholestrol (210-230 over the years, usually at about 215). My doc and I have always decided against the medication as I have no other risk factors. I am in decent shape with typical blood pressure of about 105/75 and no family history of heart disease.
 
But Henry Ford did an endopat test on me pre-op and I didn't do so well. This is a newer test and it is the first one that can predict heart disease while it is still reversible (2-7 years before problems arise). It is a completely easy non-invasive test. So, that swung the pendulum and just yesterday I started on zocor.
 
It's funny. The only medication I have been on was flomax. So, I got to drop the flomax. But who should have guess that I would end up adding viagra and now zocor!
 
Mel

63 years old . PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%),  after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal. PCA-3 was about 75 (way above the 35 threshold). That led to:

Biopsy on 11/30/09. 5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 4+3. 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On  other side:2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--1 core 3+4 (30%) no peri-neural invasion. prostate is 45 grams. Stage: T1C.  

Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. He says all looked good. Spared nerves. Unfortunately: Pathology Report: G 4+3 (65%-35%). Cancer in 15% of gland. Lymph Nodes: Clear.  Perineural Invasion: yes. Seminal Vessical Involvement: No.  Extraprostatic Extension: yes.  Positive Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. Final Weight is 52.7 gms.  (Second opinion from Jon Epstein at Hopkins confirmed these results)

 Incontinence: joined that club-- definite leaks—1 pad/day. Night is dry, was  using 1 pad at night for security, but pretty much dispensed with that most nights. Update: no pads at night. No pads while at home, but still very uncomfortable. Use 1 pad for out-of-house activities. Suddenly got MUCH better on 3/10/10, almost overnight. Still some urgency but no pads about 90% of the time.  As of 3/12/10--completely continent!

First post-op PSA on 3/10/10--DRUM ROLL: 0.01 Next PSA in late May.


Carlos
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   Posted 3/14/2010 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
John T,  Do the statin studies indicate whether it is the statin itself that produces the PC benefit or is it simply the resultant lower cholesterol?
 
Bronson,  my grandfather had an interest in a hemp farm in southern Mexico back in mid 1800.  At least the family hopes it was hemp.
 
Carlos

Diagnosed 2/2008 at age 71, Gleason score 5+3=8, stage T1c, PSA 9.1. 
Robotic surgery 5/2008, nerves spared, All margins, SV and lymph nodes negative. 
Staged pT2c, Gleason score 5+3=8.  PSA <0.1 at 20 months, Jan. 4, 2010.


tatt2man
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   Posted 3/14/2010 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Carlos - these are all legit seed for sprinkling on your breakfast cereal and not the bad ones for putting in brownies - [:)]
john-jeff-mel - will look into the statins ( know very little about that - ostrich time for me ) - dad had his first heart attack at age 44 - and later 2 sets of triple bypasses - (died of parkinsons disease with prostate cancer) - so my family doctor has me at a high risk level even though my numbers are not too bad -
hugs
BRONSON
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with spouse, Steve - 59
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see doc
Incontinence: 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- finally seeing improvement - March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: to be announced - April 8, 2010
............


John T
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   Posted 3/14/2010 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Carlos,
It's the low cholesterol.

64 years old.

PSA rising for 10 years to 40, free psa 10-15. Had 5 urologists, 12 biopsies and MRIS all neg. Doctors DXed BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. 13th biopsy positive in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled for surgery as recommended by Urological Oncologist.

2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, a Prostate Oncologist, said DX wrong, pathology shows indolant cancer, but psa history indicates large cancer or metastasis. Futher tests and Color Doppler confirmed large transition zone tumor that 13 biopsies and MRIS missed. G7, 4+3, approx 16mmX18mm.

Combidex MRI in Holland eliminated lymphnode mets. Casodex and Proscar reduced psa to 0.6 and prostate from 60mm to 32mm. Changed diet, no meat and dairy. All staging tests indicate that tumor is local and non agressive. (PAP, PCA3, MRIS, Color Doppler, Combidex, tumor reaction to diet and Casodex, and tumor location in transition zone). Surgery a poor option because tumor is located next to the urethea and positive margin is very likely; permanent incontenance is also high probability with surgery.

Seed implants on 5-19-09, 3 hours door to door, no pain, minor side affects are frequency and urgency; very controlable with Flowmax and lasted 4 weeks. Daily activities resumed day after implants with no restrictions. Gold markers implanted with seeds to guide IMRT.

25 treatments of IMRT 6 weeks after seed implants. No side affects at all.

PSA at end of treatment 0.02 mostly the result of Casodex. When I stop Casodex next week expect PSA to rise. Next PSA in November. Treatments and side affects have greatly exceeded my expectations. Glad to have this 11 year journey finally conclude.

JohnT


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   Posted 3/14/2010 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
John T --   How do you know it is the low cholesterol and not the statin?  I am not saying you are wrong, but I have read several studies pointing out the correlation between statin use and reduced chances of p ca or agressive p ca, and none of them has set forth evidence regarding whether the apparent effect was due to reduced total cholesterol, HDL level, LDL level, some component of the statin drug itself, or something else.  
 
 
 
Age 45.  Father died of p ca. 
My psa starting age 40: 1.4, 1.3, 1.43, 1.74, 1.7, 1.5
 


John T
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   Posted 3/15/2010 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Just read an article by Dr Mark Moyad, the diet guru for PC. He states " All of them (5 studies) have found a reduced risk of agressive, fatal or advanced prostate cancer with a reduced cholestrol level or in men on statin" One of the studies had a placebo group as a control. Men with low cholestrol had a 59% lower risk of agressive PC. It doen't matter if the men were on statins or not it was the low cholestrol that was the factor. Statins will reduce your cholestrol, and that is good, but the real indicator is low cholestrol whether by statins or diet.
As an aside, my cholestrol has always been about 240 for years, reduced to 190 with statins. Since I have cut out meat and dairy it is 136 and holding for the last year.
JT

64 years old.

PSA rising for 10 years to 40, free psa 10-15. Had 5 urologists, 12 biopsies and MRIS all neg. Doctors DXed BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. 13th biopsy positive in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled for surgery as recommended by Urological Oncologist.

2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, a Prostate Oncologist, said DX wrong, pathology shows indolant cancer, but psa history indicates large cancer or metastasis. Futher tests and Color Doppler confirmed large transition zone tumor that 13 biopsies and MRIS missed. G7, 4+3, approx 16mmX18mm.

Combidex MRI in Holland eliminated lymphnode mets. Casodex and Proscar reduced psa to 0.6 and prostate from 60mm to 32mm. Changed diet, no meat and dairy. All staging tests indicate that tumor is local and non agressive. (PAP, PCA3, MRIS, Color Doppler, Combidex, tumor reaction to diet and Casodex, and tumor location in transition zone). Surgery a poor option because tumor is located next to the urethea and positive margin is very likely; permanent incontenance is also high probability with surgery.

Seed implants on 5-19-09, 3 hours door to door, no pain, minor side affects are frequency and urgency; very controlable with Flowmax and lasted 4 weeks. Daily activities resumed day after implants with no restrictions. Gold markers implanted with seeds to guide IMRT.

25 treatments of IMRT 6 weeks after seed implants. No side affects at all.

PSA at end of treatment 0.02 mostly the result of Casodex. When I stop Casodex next week expect PSA to rise. Next PSA in November. Treatments and side affects have greatly exceeded my expectations. Glad to have this 11 year journey finally conclude.

JohnT


RbtTlr
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   Posted 3/19/2010 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi tatt2man. I don’t think much conclusive research has been done on hemp seeds and their omega-3 benefits. In fact, most plant-based sources contain alpha linolenic acid (ALA) which is a pre-cursor to omega 3 fatty acids. The body needs to convert ALA to docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). The efficiency ratio is poor and differs from individual to individual. EPA and DHA are the omega-3 fatty acids that have been well-researched for their potential ability to confer multiple health benefits. For this reason, it is good to take fish oil supplements for their omega 3 benefits.

If you’re looking for a nutrient that supports prostate health, beta sitosterol has been considered a winner. There’s enough scientific research support to validate its efficacy and it has no known side effects. Beta sitosterol is derived from plant sources. Men over 40 take prostate supplements, like Super Beta Prostate, that contain beta sitosterol and other vital vitamins and minerals, to support a healthy prostate. Beta sitosterol also supports healthy urinary flow and functions and men who suffer from an aging prostate have found it very helpful.

edited out hot link to a vitamin store, Sorry, but first time posters are not allowed to post any links that may be considered spam. Thanks for the info, but you need to introduce yourself and share your particular statistics with us, get to know us and let us get to know you before link recommendations are allowed. Welcome to HW, by the way
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tatt2man
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   Posted 3/19/2010 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks RbtTlr -that is great information ( I cannot pronounce most of it !) but in my circumstance - I am going after ( what I believe is correct) omega-3 stuff that slows down PSA AFTER removal of the prostate - I think I will stick to my salmon and fish oil pills and increased consumption of fish and green vegetables - am I the only one who LIKES lima beans?

hugs
BRONSON
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with spouse, Steve - 59
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see doc
Incontinence: 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- finally seeing improvement - March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: to be announced - April 8, 2010
............


Ricky2
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   Posted 3/19/2010 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
When looking at health factors in relationship to PC don't forget vitamin D. Vitamin D comes mostly from the sun. There have been studies that have shown greater incidence of both prostate cancer and colin cancer in the northern climates. I was tested for Vitamin D and it turned out that I was deficient.. I am now on a supplement and I try to get out in the sun more. Dr Walsh also mentions this in his book on PC. I would recommend I vitamin D test for all especially those who live in northern climates.

Ricky2
Age 70

PSA 5/2008- 3.6, PSA 7/2009- 6.1, retested 9/2009-5.1.
Biopsy 9/2009. 4 of 12 positive. Gleason 3+4=7
CT and bone scan negative.
Robotic De Vince Surgery 10/29/2009. 1 night in hospital. No pain. Cath out on 11/6
Pathology Report: Gleason score 3+4. Margins slightly involved <.1mm to .25mm. Perineural invasion present, stage pT2c. Tumor 18%. Seminal Vesicle - absent, Lymph Nodes 0 of 6.
Continence- first 4 weeks after cath out Dry at night, rest of time, bladder held nothing. 6-7 pads per day. as of 12/30 no pads most of time. almost dry except for a few drips. I keep doing Kegels.
ED. Started VED on 12/17/2009. Every other day for 15 min. Cialis .20 mm twice a week
PSA 02/08/2010 <.1
02/22/10 Trimex injection .2ml less than 50% just a little discomfort.


English Alf
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   Posted 3/19/2010 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I Googled "prostate cancer" + "Flax seed" and the responses were about equally divided between it being good for you bad for you or uncertain.

Suggestion would seem to be that fish oil is a better sourse of Omega 3 for men.

Alfred

tatt2man
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   Posted 3/19/2010 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks alfred and ricky2 -
- ground flax seed is supposed to be good - the whole seeds go through you with no effect and flaxseed oil increases risk of prostate cancer -
- I do like my fish !
-vitamin D is on my vitamin list - I have osteopenia ( precursor to osteoperosis - bone disease) and have to take 1000mg of vitamin C and vitamin D each day
- was 6'-2" in high school - then had accident - broke leg - after surgery - was 6'-0" and now with osteopenia and scoliosis I am 5'-10" - argh - don't want to shrink any more -
hugs
BRONSON
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with spouse, Steve - 59
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see doc
Incontinence: 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- finally seeing improvement - March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: to be announced - April 8, 2010
............


JB71
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   Posted 3/19/2010 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on Zocor and high blood presure pills for at least 10 years. So if statins lowers the risk of PC, why was my Gleason an 8 ?

I know, I know, everyone is just a bit different. LOL
.
Age, only 71.
July 2009, PSA 9.1, free ratio 0.16
September GLEASON 4+4=8, T2A
Prostate 44cc.
Calcium: 2.46  (range: 2.20 - 2.65 mmol/L)
25 Hydroxy Vitamin D: 102 (range: sufficiency:
76 - 250 nmol/L)
Bone Scan: Negative
CT Scan scheduled for Dec. 1st. Negative.
Started Casodex 50mg. on Nov. 6, first pill of 30.
Got Lupron 22.5mg ( 90 day ) on  November 19.
No real side effects as of Dec. 15 except dry skin and hair but getting quite 'porky' in the belt area even though now I go to the gym, three times a week. Also I dont have a need to shave anymore so now I can save my 'shaving' allowance and direct it to my stash of Depends !
 
Christmas Day got my first hot flashes. Thanks Santa!
 
Open surgery done on Jan. 20th. by Dr. J. Chin at London's University Hospital.
 
Cath removel scheduled for Feb. 8th. Yes, I know,
that will be 19 days. Dr. is out of country until then.
====================================
Pathology Report:
 
Gleason Score: cannot be determined due to hormone therapy effects. ???????
Extraprostatic Extension:
present, left radial, multifocal
present, left basal, multifocal
Resection Margins:
Apical: involved by invasive carcinoma, multifocal
Bladder Neck: involved by invasive carcinoma, unifocal on left side.Other: non-tumoural prostatic present at resection margin.
Perineural Invasion: present.
Seminal Vesicle Invasion: absent
Lymphovascular Invasion: absent
Lymph Node Status: no malignancy in regional lymph nodes
Additional path. findings:
high grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia
 
Pathology Stage: yp T3a NO MX
==================================
Radialogist appointment was on Friday Feb. 26 with Dr. Glenn Bauman in London.
Got another Lupron 90 day shot today and he wants to start IMRT soon. CT Scan plus measure scheduled in about 3 weeks. ( march 15)
 
First PSA test since surgery on March 25th.
 
Next appointment with the surgery Doc is April 13.
 
Started a Facebook page for bikers with prostate issues at:
 
IMRT to start approx. April 26.
 
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