Coffee linked to lower risk of fatal prostate cancer

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Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 5/18/2011 4:52 AM (GMT -6)   
( -- Men who drink a lot of coffee might feel a bit jittery or high-strung, but those side effects may come with a hidden benefit: prostate health.
According to a new study, drinking six or more cups of coffee per day can lower a man's risk of fatal prostate cancer by up to 60 percent.
Sounds good to me smhair   But I'm just a two cup a day guy for the past 15 years. Before then I drank 3 to 4 cups..

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   Posted 5/18/2011 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I just heard that one on NPR this morning too. They said you did not have to be a coffee drinker for your entire life - only during in the past 8 years. And it did not have to be caffeinated. Decaf was the same. 6 cups per day reduced chance "of the aggressive cancer" by 60%. 3 cups reduced it by 30%. Study of 50,000 health care professionals 500 had cancer.

My numbers might not be exactly right but that is the gist. I will look it up on NPR a little later. - unless someone beats me to it.
I'm drinking my green tea - at least until I finish the 4 pounds we got in the bulk aisle.

Supposedly this study was not funded by the coffee industry.

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   Posted 5/18/2011 6:05 AM (GMT -6)   
6 cups? The last thing I or anyone else in NYC needs is 6 cups of coffee a day.
40 years old - Diagnosed at 40
Robotic Surgery Mount Sinai with Dr. Samadi Jan, 2011
complete urinary control and good erections with and without meds
Prostate was small, 34 grams.
Final Gleason score 7 (3+4)
Less than 5% of slides involved tumor
Tumor measured 5 mm in greatest dimension and was located in the right lobe near the apex.
Tumor was confined to prostate.
The apical, basal, pseudocapsular and soft tissue resection margins were free of tumor.
Seminal vesicles were free of tumor.
Right pelvic node - benign fibroadiopse tissue. no lymph node is identified.
Left pelvic node - one small lymph node, negative for tumor (0/1)

AJCC stage: pT2 NO MX

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 5/18/2011 6:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Shucks - this is old news already since David beat me to it here:
Please continue in the other thread.

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   Posted 5/18/2011 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I knew it! I knew it! Coffee rules. I love that stuff, but wait, I drink at least that much of the stuff, I guess I was in the 40% of coffee drinkers who get cancer. I know, they said aggressive cancer, but what those statistics really mean who knows. Bottom line I like coffee. Drinking a cup right now.
06-08 1st biopsy neg psa 4
10-09 psa 5.5 2nd biopsy 1/12 pos. 10%, G(4+3) age 65
12-15-09 RRP Tulane NOLA Dr Lee
Path, 1%, clr marg, no EPE, no SVI, nodes cl, G(4+3)
100% incontinent @ 12 months
ED, pre-op severe, post op total
10/10 Dr Boone, Methodist recomended AUS
AUS/ IPP performed 1/11/11 Methodist Houston
post op psa's 0.04,<0.1,<0.1,<0.01@12 mo.

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   Posted 5/18/2011 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Only 6? That much is down by morning. No wonder I'm low risk  smilewinkgrin   Coffe prevents everything...almost

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   Posted 5/18/2011 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Well Jeez, I never really desired to be the guy that always goes against the grain. Or be the guy whose score lowers the grading curve. Yet here I am again, going against the odds.

I knock off 3-4 cups in the morning just reading the paper. Another 2-3 through the day and always 1-2 in the evening with my late night sweet snacks.

Yet, at 60 PCa. Surgery by one of the supposed top guys, still PCa. RT by another top guy, still PCa. MET radiation by another good doc, yep, it's still here.

It's really a tough job being the guy that keeps all of this stuff from being 100%, but I guess someone has to do it.

Well, back to my coffee, 4th this morning already. Still, feeling good about the day. After all, it is another "Bonus Day".


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   Posted 5/18/2011 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Might be something to this as I don't drink coffee. I even hate the smell of it. For years I said it was the one vice I never had. Now it's a good thing. Oh well I still can't stomach the thought of trying to drink it. I do drink tea which was always supposed to be the healthier option as was told through the years.

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   Posted 5/18/2011 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Steve, your fastest move is much too slow, lol.
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 margin
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, 4/11 3.81
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

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   Posted 5/18/2011 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I saw this coming out a few days ago.

I have drank lot's of coffee in my time. Ate lot's of hot peppers with lots of capsaicin too. Mushrooms are supposed to have great antioxidizing effects and I love them as well. Always had higher fruit and veggie intake. But here I am.

I think I messed up when I chose my patents?

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.
Undetectable PSA.


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   Posted 5/18/2011 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll have to help prove them wrong - I was a 5-6 + cup a day guy until after surgery - have had to cut it out almost completely in the effort to get continent.
But if I pulled a G4+5 in both lobes at 56 with it, guess without the coffee I would have been dead at 45?

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   Posted 5/19/2011 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I drink 3 cups a day, down from 5 or 6 cups, and have for the past 35 years. Good thing, otherwise I might have been a Gleason 12!
PSA 2.1 on Avodart
Biopsy: 1 of 12 cores positive >5%, Gleason 8
open RP: 05/10/2010 Dr. Gary Steinhoff, Victoria BC
Pathology: pT2c Gleason 3 (80%) 4(20%)=7, no lymph invasion, no extraprostatic extension, negative margins, tumor 5% of tissue.
Nerve bundles removed (based on original Gleason 8 biopsy)
PSA 06/22/10 >.01 09/22/10 >.01 01/06/11 >.01 04/04/11 >.01

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   Posted 5/19/2011 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
How does coffee help if you are already diagnosed with prostate cancer?
Age 70
Resident of DE, USA
PSA 3.4 January 2011
Biopsy Feb 2011 Gleason 3 + 3 T1C 2 out of 12 one 5% other 10%
Treatment option: Brachytherapy in the next 5 or 6 weeks
Volume study 5/3/11 49 cc
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