there's a whole flip side to your question about diet. I have had 2 meetings, just in the past 3 weeks with the Oncology Dietician with my hospital, and its a large system. she strongly feels that it is wrong and serves no purpose to avoid entire foods and food groups in dealing with cancer. this is what she does for a living, for the cancer community. she pushes the "heart healthy" diets, including the mederteranian type diets for all her patients
she said, cancer or no cancer, you need limited amounts of red meats, dairy, etc, all the things some are advocating people to avoid. it still comes back to having a balanced diet, and eating things in moderation.
just because a handful of doctors have written books pushing extreme dietary measures, doesn't make it a fact, and certainly doesn't make it wise to follow blindly and for all the "studies" that have been shown in one direction, there's an equal number of studies that would refute the others.
there is no hard, undisutable proof, that shows that dietary changes are either going to slow down or eliminate cancer cells. no matter how bad people want to beleive that, the hard proof isnt there.
a person can google or wika for hours, then cut and paste any point they want to prove, still doesnt make it a fact.
we should all be on a heart healthy diet, we should eat in moderation, we should lose weight if needed, and if you drink - that should be in moderation, and if you smoke - then quit smoking, that's still the single best thing you can do for your overall health.
i am only advising not to get drawn into one of these deals where you are being convinced to give up major food groups and choices.
if you like green tea, drink it, not going to hurt you. if you like the taste of pomegrante juice, then drink it. if you think they are some kind of mystical or magical cure for cancer, you are being fooled.
just eat healthy and balanced.
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