Thanks for the information. Add my dad to the "below the trigger point" post surgical psa group to keep close tabs on. This category of men, those who received prior primary curative treatment with slowly rising and still low PSAs, is difficult to find and don't seem to be a focal point for doctors in the conventional world of medicine. It seems obvious that implementing a growth arrest program to delay or even avoid (halleluiah) further treatment is a no-brainer, and the sooner in the game, the better!
A few more questions for you...
1) Did you have your DHT levels checked, and are you on Avodart? Avodart is only used if your DHT is above a certain level (I believe there are other posts on this forum with more detailed DHT information). This seems to be a critical component of Dr. Myers growth arrest program based on individual DHT levels. I believe Dr. Mark Scholz, another very well-respected prostate oncologist, uses Avodart as well.
2) Are you taking 200 mg soy isoflavones? I noticed this supplement is a part of Dr. Myers protocol, as well.
Also, Dr. Aaron Katz, urologist from Columbia University, uses GCP (genistein, soy isoflavones) as part of his protocol to slow and stabilize psa numbers. I have talked to Patricia Masoodi from Pulse Nutritionals, who consults with Dr. Katz and many other PC professionals. She sells a product called Genikinoko, which is a fermented non-gmo soy product from Japan. It is quite expensive, but she has apparently seen good results in many men with whom she consults. She is available by phone to chat. A very knowledgable and amazing woman, I must say. I was doubtful before I called her because she is selling something. However, as soon as she started talking, I realized that her level of knowedge is pretty extensive, as is her connection with healthcare professionals in the PC field. She is passionate about what she does, and clearly feels a calling to help men with this dreaded disease. Also, a prostate support group in Poughkipsie (sp?) undertook a little study of their own using the Genikinoko, and some of the men in this small cohort saw a decline/stabilizaion in their PSAs. I don't know what concurrent treatment they were receiving, and as I said, Genikinoko is expensive, so I think the study was short-lived. Of course, little formal research has been done, so it is difficult to ascertain exactly how many men out there are using this approach, and exactly what kind of response is being attained. If one can afford it, it is probably worth a try at this stage. If not Genikinoko, then there are more affordable soy isoflavone supplements out there. In my opinion, Life Extension Foundation have high-quality products, and their annual sale is currently in progress.
I have done countless hours of research on PC, from both the conventional and naturopathic perspective. We are incorporating both in my dad's journey with this dreaded disease. I will not give up hope that we can stabilize my dad's disease, without altering his quality of life. My dad is just now starting the Genikinoko product in addition to several other supplements he has been taking to support his overall health, so we will need at least 3 to 6 months to see if it stabilizes or even lowers his psa.
Keep up the fight! May God Bless all of you amazing men, and the women who stand by your sides. Happy Thanksgiving.
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