I have to admit I haven't cast my net for any of those remedies you suggest. I have been a patient of a great oncologist at M.D.Anderson for over 9 years and we have been testing his selections. He says that the results of TAK-700 have been extremely encouraging and, since he has kept my meds clean, I can qualify for it. If I had experimented with some of the things you suggest, I would not be qualified. As it is, I have to take an echocardiogram, ekg, bone density, and a whole range of blood work, different from my normal set of 48 items, just to see if I can qualify.
If I didn't have complete confidence in my med onc I might be trying other things and, if this trial fails to help me, I may try some of the things you suggest. Since M D. Anderson is rated as the number 1 cancer center in the country, I have to give them the first shot.
Dx'd 1999, Age 60, PSA 43, Gleason (3+4=7), T3c
42-3d EBRT w/Lupron/Casodex for 24 months.
July 2001 - Intermittent ADT. Lupron only, MDAnderson biopsy revised Gleason (4+5=9).
March 2007 - Diminishing returns with Lupron, Prostate biopsy (5+4=9) in unradiated lobe.
August 2007 - RRP and bilateral orchiectomy. PSA <0.1
99% continent immediately
Sept 2008 - PSA 0.45, Nov 2008 - PSA 0.67,
Dec 2008 - Resume Casodex, Stricture in bladder neck requiring surgical removal. 99% incontinent immediately.
Feb 2010 PSA 2.8 Added Avodart, More strictures requiring surgical removal. Artificial sphincter installed April 20, 2010.