Your "all things in moderation" is the best rule to follow. There is no proven, sound reason to avoid all dairy, red meats, and
sugar. In my own personal circle, my medical oncol, 3 diff radiation oncol, my GP of 15 years, my Uro of 3 years, and even recently,
the Oncology Dietician at my hospital, all say the same thing: There is no direct proof that any specific diet item caused my PC. Most
feel its genetic level in all probability.
Before the "experts" here jump me, no one is against a heart healthy diet in general, or the classic Mederteranian type diets. This is
good for males and females for their general health.
The one dr. said, that a lot of men, finding out they have PC, want to have "Control" in some way, so they tune into supplements and/or diet related things. But assuming your husband is at least 50 years old or older, the cow is out of the barn, and no amount of dietary change is going to stop, slow down, or ultimately change the outcome in the bigger picture.
We here in America, live in the land of everything "supersized", easy to see why so much of the population is obese. Cut back portion sizes alone is a big help. A small bowl of ice cream isn't going to hurt your husband (assuming he's not diabetic).
Yes, there are some big name doctors that have made good money publishing books that promote radical dietary changes, and good for them, and we can all learn something from them.
But there is no direct ,beyond the shadow of a doubt proof, that any dietary change is going to effect the outcome of PC or any other cancer. And there are many brilliant doctors and researchers that hold that view.
You and your husband have to do what you feel is right for yourselves. No one here, my self included, need to agree or disagree.
Extremes in life usually always turn out to be the wrong choice, moderation in all things is a good rule to follow. And I like to remind people,
that there are lifetime vegetarians and vegans that get PC too.
David in SC
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10