It's a good link and I know that you, and several others have a highly elevated opinion of "Snuffy", but I thought some of his dietary suggestions were screwy and off the chart. When I went through radiation therapy in 2000, I have a radiation oncologist, a medical oncologist, and as part of my physical therapy, even had my own oncology dietician available to me. All 3 of them would have disagreed with much of "Snuffy's" suggestions on the diet side.
Different opinions from different experts, I suppose. All of the doctor's I mentioned from 10 years back, and all 3 of the radiation oncologists I met with late last year, strongly felt that most of the dietary and supplement suggestions are unproven and can be show with many contridicatary studies. My main rad. onclogist felt strongly that the dietary changes is mostly an attempt by the cancer patient to have 'some control' over their destiny once they have been dx with cancer. But they also felt that once the "cow was out of the barn" with cancer, a lifetime of bad eating habits was not going to be remedied by some last minute in life dietary or supplement changes.
Know that won't be the most popular opinion, but that was what was told to me. All agreed across the board, that if all people, not just cancer patients, went for a heart healthy diet, in particular the Mederteranian type diet, it would reduce greatly the number of health issues in general.
We should be teaching our grandchildren or perhaps children too (if yours are still young enough) about the benefits of a lifetime of healthy eating, then, it might have some positive effect.
David in SC
P.S. Still a good article with a great amount of data and info. I believe a person can learn from a number of sources, and glean what they can from each
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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
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