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BillSD
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   Posted 3/23/2010 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Why is it that it's the expensive fruits, veggies and nuts that are best for us? Anybody else have to get a second mortgage to pay for the pomegranates?

Walnuts Slow Prostate Tumors in Mice, Study Finds (ScienceDaily.com)

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100322153953.htm

Enjoy,
Bill in San Diego

Age 61 (59 @ Dx) PSA 4.4

Biopsy 5/15/08 Gleason (3+3=6)

Bone scan and pelvic CT: clear

HT - 2 mo Casodex, 3 mo Trelstar

RRP Surgery 9/15/08

Post-OP Gleason 3+4=7, Stage pT2c pN0 MX

SV, perineural margin, 18 lymph nodes, bladder neck: all carcinoma free

Perineural invasion & Distal Margin: Carcinoma present

IMRT adjuvant radiation (35 Treatments) Ended 1/27/09

PSA Tests: (10/08) (3/09) (7/09) (1/10): all <0.1


Worried Guy
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   Posted 3/23/2010 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry Bill, I can't. I left mine in a hospital bio-hazard bucket. ;-)
Jeff

Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 3/23/2010 9:37:45 AM (GMT-6)


Purgatory
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   Posted 3/23/2010 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Now pomagrantes I can't stand, hate the after taste, but love walnuts, so another good excuse to eat them. Thanks for posting that
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Caths #13 & #14 same time, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days


BillSD
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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 3/23/2010 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
My wife said she is having a difficult time getting the thought of a mouse's prostate out of her mind. On behalf of PCa survivors everywhere, I want to recognize the countless mice who have sacrificed their tiny little "guy" for medical research. (half joking - half serious!)

Age 61 (59 @ Dx) PSA 4.4

Biopsy 5/15/08 Gleason (3+3=6)

Bone scan and pelvic CT: clear

HT - 2 mo Casodex, 3 mo Trelstar

RRP Surgery 9/15/08

Post-OP Gleason 3+4=7, Stage pT2c pN0 MX

SV, perineural margin, 18 lymph nodes, bladder neck: all carcinoma free

Perineural invasion & Distal Margin: Carcinoma present

IMRT adjuvant radiation (35 Treatments) Ended 1/27/09

PSA Tests: (10/08) (3/09) (7/09) (1/10): all <0.1


Casey59
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   Posted 3/23/2010 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Walnuts also have arginine...which is good for just about all of us, with or without our prostate.

goodlife
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   Posted 3/23/2010 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Darn, that surgeon stole my walnut. Oh well, it didn't stop my tumor, must not have been any good.
Goodlife
 
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED.  Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10,  9 month PSA < .01


pasayten
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 447
   Posted 3/23/2010 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I have found dark chocolate covered pomegranites at Costco...  And resonably priced.
 
My new favorite snack food.  :-)
 
pasayten
After 3-4 years of annual PSA 4-6, biopsy recommended
3/13/2007 - 12 point biopsy - Left 0/6  Right 1/6 Gleason 3+3 T1c
4/24/2007 - DaVinci performed at Virginia Mason hospital in Seattle
5/2/2007 - Catheter Out! Final pathology of Gleason 6  T2c Nx Mx, approx 20% of prostate involved, positive margin, but only at 2 focal points.  
6/28/2007 9 weeks incontinance... Overnite, went from 4-6 soaked pads a day from prev 8 weeks to 2 barely wet pads a day.
7/12/2007 11 weeks post-op  Minimal leakage...  one small pad a day
7/18/2007 First Post-Op PSA...  0.01 !!! 
9/10/2007 Pad free and ED at 75% with 100mg Viagra generic
6/26/2008 2nd Post-OP PSA at 14 months...  0.02 
12/2/2008 3rd Post-OP PSA at 20 months...   0.03
10/30/2009 4th Post-OP PSA at 31 months...   0.13 (moved and diff lab)
11/3/2009 Retest at my original lab...  0.11  (followup with Doc sched 11/10)
11/10/2009 Discussion indicated biochemical reccurrence and need for salvage radiation treatment. 
1/21/2010 Another PSA test at 34 months...  0.14
1/26/2010 IMRT Salvage Radiation Treatment started
                  32 sessions for 64 gys total.
3/12/2010 Finished 32 sessions...  No side effects to date except a little
tiredness.  Slight changes in bowel movements the last week...   Would feel like I did not empty completely and get a little blood once in a while.  Also maybe aggrivated by a little constipation caused by cholesterol medicine simvastatin that I started in Novenber and when zi do not drink enough water. No change in frequency for bowel or unination though which was a blessing thru the whole process.
 


BB_Fan
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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 3/23/2010 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
try buying the salmon (wild, no less) and swordfish to replace that hamburger and pork chop.
Dx with PC Dec 2008, PSA 3.4, Biopsy: T1c, Geason 7

Robotic Surgery March 2009 Hartford Hospital
Pathology Report: T2c, Geason 8, organ confined, negitive margins, lymph nodes negitive
nerves spared, no negitive side effects of surgery

One night in hospital, back to work in 3 weeks

psa Junl 09 <.01
psa Oct 09 <.01
psa Jan 10 .07 re-test one week later .05


BillSD
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 143
   Posted 3/23/2010 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Goodlife,

That's a good catch. The doctors say the prostate is a "walnut-size" organ, and now we learn that walnuts are good for slowing down PCa. How ironic. Have to find a smile wherever you can these day. tongue

Bill 


Age 61 (59 @ Dx) PSA 4.4

Biopsy 5/15/08 Gleason (3+3=6)

Bone scan and pelvic CT: clear

HT - 2 mo Casodex, 3 mo Trelstar

RRP Surgery 9/15/08

Post-OP Gleason 3+4=7, Stage pT2c pN0 MX

SV, perineural margin, 18 lymph nodes, bladder neck: all carcinoma free

Perineural invasion & Distal Margin: Carcinoma present

IMRT adjuvant radiation (35 Treatments) Ended 1/27/09

PSA Tests: (10/08) (3/09) (7/09) (1/10): all <0.1


English Alf
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   Posted 3/24/2010 5:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't like walnuts - prefer brazil nuts
I don't mind the taste of pomegranates though. The trouble is that my PSA has gone up while I've been eating pomegranates (€1.25 each) and drinking pomegrante juice, (€5.50 per litre) so how high would it have gone if I hadn't altered my diet?

I was told my prostate was like a chestnut. In the UK there is even a PCa charity called the "ChestnutAppeal":
www.chestnutappeal.org.uk/

And I even had some really tasty swordfish at a restaurant last Saturday.

Gee! A mouse's prostate must be so small!

Alfred
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