I have an older brother (2 1/2 yrs older) who of course has the same genetic and familial risk factors as I do. When he was a teenager, he adopted a vegetarian (not vegan) diet, and stayed on it until he was in his late 40's, when he developed hypoglycemia and needed to go to a high protein diet. He has a near zero PSA, and no apparent prostate symptoms of any kind. Luck? Diet?
For me the real lesson is to live healthy...don't smoke, drink in moderation or not at all, eat a balanced diet with good basics, exercise. Don't eat too many greasy hamburgers, etc. I'm convinced that our "normal"
American diet is terrible for us. Not only that, the "official" nutritional guidelines are suggested by those who profit from it, not by real nutritionists. I also note that back in my youth when I worked in food service, a standard controlled portion of meat was 4 ounces uncooked, and it was felt that a healthy adult needed between 1500 and 2000 calories a day. How many "small" meat portions at restaurants are 6 or 8 ounces? When did a small coke become 16 ounces? And how many fast food sandwich meals hit 700 calories or more? In that sense, we're poisoning ourselves.
Age at Diagnosis: 56
PSA:3.3(lowered by saw palmetto)-pre 2012 <1.0, 2013 2.0, 2014 3.3
Biopsy: 3 of 12, G3+3, all on LT side, 20%, 5%, 3%
Clinical Stage T1C
Bone Scan, CT scan negative for spread
RALP on 2/17/15, BJC St. Louis, Dr. Figenshau
No EPE, 20% organ involvement, g3+4 final
PSA 3/10/15: 0.10
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