Fish Oil. It's good for you. Increase survival....

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ChrisR
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   Posted 3/1/2011 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
 
I don't know about this it's from Canada.....LOL Just kidding..... I take it everyday...
 

geezer99
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   Posted 3/1/2011 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
As I read it, the research was done on patients undergoing chemotherapy for lung cancer and the big concern was weight loss, or more particularly, loss of muscle mass. Apparently the fish oil helped with this.

So -- no cancer fighting properties observed and nothing to do with PC

medved
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   Posted 3/1/2011 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
For what its worth, I saw Dr. Strum recommend fish oil in a P2P post. He recommended getting an essential fatty acid profile test (available from Mayo Lab), and using the information derived from that test to determine the dose of fish oil.
Age 46.  Father died of p ca. 
My psa starting age 40: 1.4, 1.3, 1.43, 1.74, 1.7, 1.5, 1.5
 

ChrisR
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   Posted 3/1/2011 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Geezer99,

I think you missed part of the article.

"In addition, the fish oil group had a 60% response rate and a 80.0% clinical benefit rate as compared to the 25% response rate and 41.9% clinical benefit rate for the non-fish oil group.

The Canadian researchers also determined that the fish oil group had a 60.0% one-year survival rate, as compared to the 38.7% one-year survival rate for the non-fish oil group."

If there was a patentable drug that did this it would be all over the press. Fish oil has a lot of Omega-3 fatty acids that are supposed to be really good for you health. The typical American diet has practically none in it.
Dx @ 42 years old on 4/2008
Gleason 6 (50 Point Biopsy) (6 Cores positive - Small Focus Each)
open RP 10/08 Johns Hopkins Dr. Partin
pT2 Organ Confined Gleason 6 (tertiary score 0)
PSA Since Surgery
1/15/2009 (3 Month) <.1
10/15/2009 (1 Year) <.1
10/15/2010 (2 Year) <0.03
02/11/2011 (2.3 Year) <0.03 (Impromptu done by GP at a physical)
10/15/2011 (3 Year) -

tatt2man
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   Posted 3/2/2011 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
here is another posting of the Canadian study -:-) from feb 28 - businessweek -an American magazine -:-) fish oil helping cancer patients on chemo -
which would help those with PCa deal with chemotherapy.

www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/650323.html

Post Edited (tatt2man) : 3/2/2011 7:34:19 AM (GMT-7)


Purgatory
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   Posted 3/2/2011 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
If I had a fish that was rusty, I might oil it. Thought fish oil was for that use.
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

Fairwind
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   Posted 3/2/2011 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
As a kid, I got my tablespoon of Squibbs Cod Liver Oil every morning...YUK!

You gotta be careful with fish oil in regards to biopsies and surgery..It's a major "blood thinner" and it takes two weeks for that effect to diminish..
Age 68.
PSA age 55: 3.5, DRE normal.
age 58: 4.5
61: 5.2
64: 7.5, DRE "Abnormal"
65: 8.5, " normal", biopsy, 12 core, negative...
66 9.0 "normal", 2ed biopsy, negative, BPH, Proscar
67 4.5 DRE "normal"
68 7.0 3rd biopsy positive, 4 out of 12, G-6,7, 9
RALP Sept 3 2010, pos margin, one pos vesicle nodes neg. Post Op PSA 0.9 SRT, HT. 2-15-'11 PSA 0.0

Purgatory
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   Posted 3/2/2011 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, Fairwind, I thought I was the only one. From being a toddler till I was 16, I had to have cod liver oil every day. Not sure it did me any good excpet hate cod liver oil
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
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