How much protein during SRT

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compiler
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   Posted 3/20/2011 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Curious about this. I'm going to ask this once my SRT starts.
 
But they recommend a high protein diet as that helps rebuilt cells.
 
Anyway, there are certain foods suggested in the literature.
 
But someone else suggested I consider protein smoothies. I went to my gym for a workout today. They do sell these smoothies. They are supposedly well balanced between protein and carbs. I noticed these smoothies have 22 gms of protein and for an extra 50 cents they can add some more protein, doubling the amount.
 
So, is that a lot? I have no clue.
 
Also, they sell all sorts of supplements, including quite a few choices of protein powder mixes. They have this whey protein. Again, I have no clue as to the difference between whey protein and the other crap.
 
Any input here?
 
Mel
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (PSAf: 24%), PCA3 =75 .Biopsy 11/30/09. Gleason 4+3. Stage: T1C. Current Age: 64. Surgery: Dr. Menon @Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. Pathology Report: G 4+3. Nodes: Clear. PNI: yes. SVI: No. EPE: yes. Pos. Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. 100% continent by 3/10. ED- yes.. PSA on 3/10/10-: 0.01. PSA on 6/21/10--0.02. 9/21/10--0.06; 1/4/11-0.13,3/1/11--0.27

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   Posted 3/20/2011 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
mel, i say eat whatever protien you crave during this upcoming trial you will be going through.. they weren't kidding when they said to "beef" up on the proteins during my 39 treatments. when i did have an appitite, all i ever wanted to do was to eat meat. best variety i found was at a good chinese buffet, minus the msg. even now after all these months, i only ever crave is proteins or sugar, just what my cancer wants!
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 2/11 1.24
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 9/10,

compiler
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   Posted 3/20/2011 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I do love a good juicy steak
 
Mel

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   Posted 3/20/2011 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
You body and your immune system will be going through hell enough during your SRT, even if you are fortunate enough not to have any major side effects during or after the treatments. Not saying to go nuts, but eat what you want to eat, and make sure you get plenty of protein (your choice) and always drink lots of water (not just prior to the zapping), and if and when you feel the classic fatigue, if you are able to: rest. This is a very important time for you to listen to your body, only you and you alone will know how you feel on any particular time or day ahead. I believe this is critically important. Not a time to push yourself, think of SRT as being an endurance contest. No two guys are ever effected exactly the same way going through this stuff.

David
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 2/11 1.24
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 9/10,

142
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   Posted 3/20/2011 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Mel,
 
I explained how/what I ate, and was told not to make any significant diet changes. The therapists were most concerned that I not do anything that would change my bowel habits.
 
No one suggested any sort of protein supplements, and I did not use any.

tatt2man
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   Posted 3/20/2011 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Mel - I have referred others to this pdf file before - from Princess Margaret Hospital - CHALLENGING PROSTATE CANCER - nutrition, exercise and you -
www.prostatecentre.ca/
- it is a great book and highlights what is good for you during radiation therapy -
healthful eating hugs,
BRONSON
Age: 55 - gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve
location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/09 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/09
Pathology: pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA: 04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 03/24/11 - TBA
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