A red hot poker up the rectum was the common method of treatment for the 'devil's ills', as it was known back then. That's also where they got the idea of BRT and the DRE centuries later, at the end of the Enlightenment, when things had eased a little. They did use a holly berry paste, gold flake infused pomegranete treatment that was rubbed on the belly and feet. As close to supplemental as could be gotten at the time.
James C. Age 63
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4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing
open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 02/11-.08