I feel that the use of soy beverage may have played a part in my good numbers and especially the decrease in my PSA level from 0.05 to 0.02.
internet website said...
Consumption of isoflavone-rich soy foods has also been linked to positive benefits regarding prostate cancer. It has been observed that prostate tumors grow slowly in Japanese men and the tumors are less likely to become life-threatening 14. To understand this relationship better, studies have been done in test tubes and in animals, whereby isoflavones have been shown to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells in test tubes and to slow the development of prostate tumors in animals.
here is the full site: www.drinksilk.ca/isoflavones.php
Mind you, some other sites talk about
the alleged bad stuff about
soy products, including the estrogen effects on weight gain and muscle loss.
-the following is personal hypothesis -
And on a side note, years ago, there was a German study about
"the biological cause of homosexuals" and their conclusion was that during the first trimester, if the woman carrying the fetus was subject to stress ( ie. unwanted pregnancy, domestic problems, etc) her body created more estrogen which affected the development of the brain and its gender-specific wiring....
...And their proof was when they subjected two study groups - one gay, one straight - to estrogen injection - the straight group reacted strongly ( like side effects of PCa HT) , and the gay group (due to the brain's wiring) did not react at all and assimilated the estrogen.
-so maybe, due to the consumption of the soy beverage, along with my other supplements, the estrogen effect on me not only slowed any PCa growth but actually reduced its numbers.
-I will be maintaining my current regiment - along with reducing my weight -and will compare numbers when I get my next PSA in March 2012.
-wishing you all the best.
long winded hugs,
p.s. I hope my hypothesis doesn't freak anybody out or offend them - that is not the point of the matter .
- I am still amazed that my numbers went DOWN without any treatment - and if I can help create an understanding of why that occurred - maybe it can help other prostate cancer survivors keep their numbers down ....
Age:55 -gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve -Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Biopsy:10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
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 -0.02 -Zero Club
Post Edited (tatt2man) : 3/31/2011 6:33:44 PM (GMT-6)