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   Posted 7/21/2010 4:12 AM (GMT -6)   

I found the following summary of Milken's Nutrition guide to Prostate Cancer at:'s_prostate_cancer_guide.htm

Thought it may be of interest.

"Milken’s Nutrition Guide in a Nutshell
A bare bones summery of the 40 page Nutrition and Prostate Cancer Guide from The Prostate Cancer Foundation, Michael Milken's organization for raising funds for research, has funded this guide put together by Edward L. Giovannucci, MD, ScD, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, and Peter H. Gann, MD, ScD, Professor of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.

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  1. Keep your body at an optimum weight…loose weight (in a safe manner—consult your doctor) if you are obese
  2. Eat 5 to 9 servings a day of fruits and vegetables without sauce or dressing. Eating at least 5 servings each week of cruciferous vegetables, particularly broccoli, might
    help you decrease your risk of developing prostate cancer. Size-wise, this translates into
    about a half cup of cooked vegetables per serving
  3. Eat at least two servings a week of tomato sauce roughly a half cup per serving.
  4. Drinking 8 oz of pomegranate juice daily might slow the rate at which prostate cancer progresses
  5. Any anti-cancer effects of green tea requires drinking six or more cups per day
  6. Reduce eating red meat....don't grill food
  7. Increased consumption of soy-based foods would seem to be beneficial in slowing the disease process. However, because not all soy-based foods are high in isoflavones and some preparations can be high in fat and low in nutritious value, be sure to discuss the value of adding different types of soy-based foods into your diet with your doctor and/or qualified nutritional consultant.
  8. Eat more fish, but take care not to over eat fish considered high in mercury.  Consult your fish monger and dietician for advice.
  9. Exercise regularly, at least 30 minutes a day at least 3 days each week. Include stretching exercises and resistance exercises and weight training.

That’s about all of the main points in this 40 page booklet.  As always, consult with your doctor about any change in diet and/or activity.

last updated February 2007"

PSA 2007 - 2.8
PSA 11/24/2008 - 7.6
Pc Dx 2/11/09; age at Dx 62
RLP 4/20/09
Biopsy -  Invasive moderately differentiated prostatic andenocarconoma; G 3+3=6; PT2C; No evidence of Seminal Vesicle or Extraprostatic Involvement; Margins clear; Tumor identified in sections from prostatic apex.
70 gram prostate.
Immediately continent after removal of cath.
ED - Trimix works well; viagra @ 70%
PSA - 7/31/09 <0.06
PSA - 12/1/09 <0.06
PSA - 3/29/10 <0.06

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   Posted 7/21/2010 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
hiya - a lot of that is along the good food diet guidelines the Canada and USA govt nutrition agencies put out
- unfortunately, not all of us can afford to buy the items and quantity of items deemed necessary.... also
... if I drank 6 cups of green tea a day I would have to live and work in the washroom.... it can be a strong diuretic for some people
- the last time I added green tea to my daily consumption - I was peeing every half hour and it increased my nighttime output by 3X....

-please note- there is a script error in your message -

all the best
Age: 54 - gay - with common-law spouse of 13 years, Steve - 60
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: Feb 2010- 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -finally seeing improvement - March 29- incontinence better - 1-2 pads a day - one pad at night - May 25 - 1 pad during day - 1 pad at night for security (barely needed at all) - stress incontinence at work - lifting trees and shrubs...
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: - April 8, 2010 - 0.05 - I am in the ZERO CLUB - hooorah!
Next PSA - October 8, 2010 - TBA -

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   Posted 7/21/2010 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
These are good guidelines but notice the "MIGHTs" Also remember that you don't have to do them all -- pick the five that are easiest for you and start there -- every single improvement will help your overall health.

As to expense, I do find pomegranate juice to be too pricey and so skip it. On the other hand, I shopped around and found a big fish market that sells the trimmings of salmon and tuna for under $5 a pound. Small pieces rather than your fillets and steaks, but it is all the same fish. Since it is summer, look for farmers' markets for fresh vegetables -- you can find them even in the biggest cities.

As to grilling, it is the charring that you want to avoid -- I cook over lower heat (lid closed) and add smoke for flavor.

Live long and be healthy
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3+4=7
CAT scan, Bone scan 1/09 both negative.

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Out 03/08/09
Pathology: Lymph nodes & Seminal vesicles negative
Margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4+3=7
6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.
10 weeks: no pad at night -- slight leakage day/1 pad.
3 mo. PSA 0.0 - now light pads
6 mo. PSA 0.00 -- 1 light pad/day
9 mo. PSA 0.00 -- 1 light pad/day ED remains
12 mo. PSA 0.00 -- still one light pad and ED

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