This subject will continue to repeat itself as it has since I arrived here. It is a very important topic that we need more data on. The discussion does not bother me until I hear someone complain about
it. We are not being good neighbors if when every time we see it pop back up that we are finding vocal dissenters. There certainly is data that not eating a healthy diet will not only not cure cancer but it will lead to other well known problems...
When I started out with prostate cancer I was told that diet won't solve my problem. That was wrong. It was a short sighted statement that missed on several accounts. No diet does may cure cancer, but it can improve the quality of life of a cancer patient.
Today is a great example. I went in for my blood work. My oncologist called me back and stated the PSA was good. But I also have been on a weight loss gig since in my last appointment my blood sugar was getting high and my lipids panels were high. My diet of severely reduced meat intake and increased vegetable and fish left me with more good news than I had planned for. My blood sugar was normal and my lipids were down.
As I heard Mark Moyad say before ~ "A heart healthy diet is also a prostate healthy diet ~ even if it does not help with the prostate cancer it will help with what is more likely to kill you anyway"
I believe him...
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
Da Vinci Surgery ~ 2/16/2007
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.