We can do this said...
I ate pretty much the healthy mediterranean diet for most of my life and still ended up with PC. So now I've got PC, am working to treat it, am I supposed to double down on the same diet?
I'd say no, but you may want to continue with it as you continue exploring ways that diet may make things better or worse.
We are all, individually, anecdotes, studies of 1(N1). I admit that when I not only came down with PC, but a G9/SN+/pos margin, I was pretty disgusted with the entire naturalistic approach. Not so much from fear of PC (I don't think it ever occurred to me I would get PC) but rather from dealing with prostatitis from age 30( that's when I 1st got treatment, I probably had it much earlier) and later BPH, I took - from time to time- every known supposedly prostate friendly supplements. Many of which were also supposed to be helpful for PCa. (and they DID HELP with the prostatitis/BPH symptoms, got me off of endless antibiotics) And I not only get PCa, but got an extra-nasty strain. So my response was "all that crap must have been worthless or worse".
But as time has passed, I have somewhat rethought all of that. I was 65 when I had my RP, 67 today. My father died early 40s from stroke, my mother had hemorrhagic stroke/brain aneurism/cancer by age 60, surgeries saved her until she died of another cancer at 72. My older sister shockingly fell dead(no known health issues under treatment) while shopping at age 59.
As for me, I had smoked most of my 1st adult years until age 35, and rarely ate anything anyone would call a prostate healthy diet. Unless someday someone decides to call several multi-month bouts of low carb, high fat, plenty of protein eating prostate healthy due to the likely very low blood insulin levels, but not so far. Plus, I have read a few studies lately STRONGLY implicating eggs and chicken in PCa. Whether doing some version of Atkins style or not, I sure as heck ate a **** load of eggs and chicken, fried chicken at that, my entire life. And plenty of dairy and sweets(high blood insulin response to that no doubt)
So considering all of the above, how can I possibly claim that just because I personally got aggressive PCa, that means the supplements I have taken(or healthy food I did sometimes eat) did not help spare my life until detection? How can I know that if I had not taken what I hoped would help, that I wouldn't have come down with this PC at age 50 instead of 65? Or maybe have gotten an even worse case such as just killed my high school friend at age 63? Or that I would not have developed some sort of heart disease or stroke like my parents, and at an early age?
Well, IMO, I can not say any of those things. I don't know if the supplements I took gave me PC, or actually reduced my PC so that I was not diagnosed with mets and a PSA of 50 or 200+ rather than 10.9. And I can not say that everything I took was not simply neutral. All I can say is that I took a lot of supplements over the years and I got G9 PCa anyway. The 2 may not be related, or it may have hurt me, or it may have saved my life. Because as bad as it was, my diagnosis could have been way worse, and with family history I am probably lucky to be alive. Any # of diseases coud have been expected to take me out already.
So, I would not be convinced that just because you got PCa anyway, that your diet had not been helpful to you, or that you could not come up with an even healthier diet. After all, you had a G6 <5% involved. Can you really say that if you had eaten way less healthy, that you might not have been a G9 with mets? What do you think? Am I crazy? Is it possible your diet contributed to your - at least for some one with PCa- superb path reports?
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