I'm going to wade into this discussion very carefully, given my post in another thread about
studies (they tend to change with the wind).
Having said that, I have been reading studies about
various dietary and supplementary approaches that might help keep prostate cancer at bay, especially post-op (as I am). My hope is that I can prevent the next logical step in my treatment - salvage radiation and hormone therapy.
So...I have been modifying my diet toward the classic Okinawan diet in combination with the Mediterranean diet (which I love). I feel that diet and lifestyle are the first line approaches to health, with supplements as a, well, supplement.
So, one of the studies I came across was compiled by the National Cancer Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - no fly-by-night organization. The summary looks at 4 foods and 2 supplements: green tea, lyc
opene, modified citrus pectin, soy (isoflavones), and Zyflamend. The summary looked at various studies performed on prostate cancer prevention AND prostate cancer reduction (after diagnosis of cancer).
The study can be seen here: tinyurl.com/78qm25r
. In my reading, the three items that seem to hold the most promise are pomegranate, soy, and Zyflamend, although the others have some indications of positive outcomes.
Of course, as with everything, individual mileage may vary. And wait for another study due out soon that contradicts this one. Just adds to the fun!
PSA 2/2012: 5.5
DRE: nodule on left side of prostate
Biopsy: 3 of 6 cores positive
Gleason score: 4+4
Pre Op CT Scan & Bone Scan clean
Post Op Pathology: all margins clean, Gleason Score 4+5, Seminal Vesicles not involved but tumor comes up to edge. Extension into the left nerve.
High Grade PIN
PSA at 2 weeks: 1.1
Incontinence getting better
Working on impotence