Diet and supplementing are very hotly debated particularly concerning those seeking a "prostate diet". The truth is that no one can certify a diet as being prostate healthy but there is a heart healthy diet plan than many can follow. And since "you are more likely to die with prostate cancer than from it", that is certainly a good move to focus on watching your weight and dietary intake as it pertains to something that has a higher chance of interfering with your journey to seeing your grandkids.
I would point out that hormone therapy put on 25 pounds on me. Rigorous work outs were not high enough on my priority list and I would recommend that you don't allow the weight gain as I did.
As far as the RapidARC system is concerned. It will take time to see if it is as effective as IMRT. The likelihood is that it is a safe treatment method that reduces your time in therapy. This is good for those who would like to reduce the doctors visits while still using photon therapy. Good luck with your treatments. Keep us posted on the experience...
Books on lifestyle and dietary changes:
"Promoting Wellness for Prostate Cancer Patients" by Mark Moyad
"Beating Prostate Cancer: Hormonal Therapy and Diet" by Snuffy Myers
This link has several books including cook books...www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b.5814065/k.FB26/Nutrition__Wellness.htm
I hope this helps...
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7
RALP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
I am the president of an UsTOO chapter in Las Vegas
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