Walking Study and PCa Recurrence

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Tim G
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   Posted 5/25/2011 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Here's a new study that seems to show that regular, fast walking may reduce prostate cancer recurrence for early-stage PCa.  I've been doing this for years, so I'm already on board.

"Brisk" Walking Routine May Reduce Risk Of Prostate Cancer Recurrence.

BBC News (5/25, Roberts) reports that men who "power walk for at least three hours a week can halve how much their cancer will grow and spread over the next couple of years," according to a study in Cancer Research. Strolling, however, "does not have the same effect," the study authors cautioned.

        WebMD (5/24, Hendrick) reported that the researchers followed "1,455 men who had been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer." The results showed that survivors who walk briskly "at a pace of at least three miles per hour for three hours or more per week were 57% less likely to develop the biochemical markers of cancer recurrence or to need a second round of treatment for their disease."

        Also covering the study were HealthDay (5/24, Mozes), the UK's Daily Mail (5/24, Hope) and the UK's Telegraph (5/25, Beckford).


F8
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   Posted 5/25/2011 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
 
we discussed this earlier this year.  aerobic and strength exercise also very beneficial to guys undergoing hormonal therapy.
 
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age: 56
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl

Tim G
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   Posted 5/25/2011 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
F8,
 
Thank you for the earlier reference link.  I assumed this was a newer study since it was published in a medical news email that I receive daily, but it is, as you point out, the same study...Tim

F8
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   Posted 5/25/2011 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Tim -- i think it's a good reminder for newer guys.  i believe in doing what i can to beat this disease.
 
ed
 
 
age: 56
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl

Piano
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   Posted 5/25/2011 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I was a regular brisk walker for 15 or so years, and in that time got colon cancer, PCa (Gleason 8) and also a BCR. I know it's all statistics, but I am on the wrong side of the ledger.

I don't doubt that regular exercise is good for general health, including PCa, but it's also possible to have too much of a good thing :-)
No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4/12 cores
Non-nerve-sparing RRP 7 March 2008 age 63
Organ confined, neg margins. Gleason downgrade 4+4=8
Fully continent
Bimix worked well; now using just VED
PSA undetectable at first but then rose to 0.4, doubling time 7 months
Following diet change, PSA static at 0.4...

Tim G
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   Posted 5/25/2011 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Piano,

I hear you. Exercise (or diet) is not a cure-all for anything, but it may help to a certain degree--or in some cases, not at all. After all, George Burns made it to 100 and the ultimate exerciser, Jack Lalanne, only lived to age 96. I'm hoping that exercise helps. If nothing else, it boosts my mental outlook and sleep quality.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 5/26/2011 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I've doing two laps around my neighborhood 6 to 7 days a week  for over a year now. Been meaning to add a third lap or pickup the pace and walk faster... But it sure feels good doing...
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