men with past or present prostate problems to do testamonial for my new book

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book author
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   Posted 8/1/2007 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I am finishing a book on natural methods of prevention and treatment for prostate problems.  I need men to do a testamonial (without using their name) to help promote my book.  Specifically, I would like to find men who would like to have access to knowledge on natural methods of prevention and treatment before they developed prostate problems,had opperations, and needed other traditional medical treatments.
 
I am writing this book to help men make correct decisions about their care and about ways to keep their prostate healthy.  There is a lack of information easily available to men on the alternative and natural methods used by docotrs and others to prevent and treat prostate disease.  My book helps men access this information. If you can help me, you will help men in their time of confusion and fear.  My book does not rail against the traditional medical community but simply gives information of the holistic and  alternative side of prostate care.  Thhank you very much.
 

pcdave
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   Posted 8/1/2007 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Author

I personally do not feel that this wonderful prostate forum should be used to help you promote your book relating to alternative and natural methods to hopefully prevent prostate cancer or to treat prostate cancer, It is almost like playing Russian Roulette for a man with known prostate cancer to delay treatment and experiment with alternative and natural methods of treatment which may not be proven and endorsed by the medical community. From my viewpoint, it appears that the members here have selected treatments which are endorsed and proven by the medical community.

Dave
68, 29-core biopsy 9/27/06, PSA 7.1, Stage T1c, Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in one area],  Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two other areas], negative DRE, bone scan and Endorectal MRI. Completed 39 Proton radiation treatments 2/22/07-4/18/07.  First PSA test 7/19/07 (3 months after treatment) was 2.1 or a 70% reduction in my PSA before treatment (this was better than the average expectation of a 50% reduction in PSA at this juncture, according to my radiation oncologist).
 


book author
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   Posted 8/2/2007 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Dave, my intention in writing this book was and is to help men not hurt them by delaying treatment. I do not tell men what to do but just give them information so they can make the best decision for themselves. It all started when a friend of myne got a call on the golf course from his docotr who said your PSA shot up and you might have prostate cancer.  My Buddy immediately went into a state of fear and panic. He flew to the Mayo clinic and a doctor there told him that he should have a biopsy immediately and that if it came back positive that he would then decide what to do with his prostate - the options included a radical prostatectomy.

My, friend who fortunately has money, wanted other opinions so he started researching other doctors to get 2nd, 3rd, and 4th opinions and I decided to help him by reading about options. I read books mostly written by Medical doctors. I found that there were quite a few books written by doctors that were using natural treatments as preventative measures and also these methods as treatments for different prostate diseases including cancer.  These doctors are not "nut cases" but have had success with alternative an natural methods - They also use traditional medical treatments and methods when they feel they are necessary. 

Using natural methods does not rule out other the use of tratitional medical methods. In fact most of the MD's who authored the material I read stated that if a patient opts to use tradirtional methods he should use the natural methods in conjunction with the medical because the natural helps strengthen the body in the recovery period and can then help prevent return of the problem.  So using natural does not exclude using medical - they can work together.

Also my book states that any of the methods mentioned in the book should only be used with permission form their doctor.  My book suggests that men should find a licensed medical doctor that he feels comfortable with before starting treatment of any kind.

My intention was to help my friend by giving him the side of the prostate diesease equation that most men have a hard time finding.  In conclusion my buddy found a well known urologist in Los Angeles who who said don't let any body touch your prostate until we try some alternative methods in the "watch and wait" period. Since my buddy has been using natural methods with his docotrs blessings and supervision,his PSA has come down and he is feeling great, and his life is good.  He gets checked every 3 months.

I sincerely wish that you heal to a condition of perfect health and that you enjoy your life to the fullest.  If you would like a copy of my book when I finsh it I will be happy to send  one to you free on any charge.  All of the information in my book can only help a man become more healthy and live longer,  Sincerely book author


Swimom
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   Posted 8/2/2007 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Our family has combined alternative with traditional medicine for 20 years. If ya can't avoid genetics, at least try to be in harmony with your body!!! Happy researching!

swim
 


book author
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   Posted 8/2/2007 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Right on swimm. It is believed that our bodies -immune system- are constantly finding and destroying cancer cells. So lets help our body do it's job so we can enjoy a healthy and happy life. Thanks swimm.

pcdave
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   Posted 8/2/2007 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Author (and Selmer too!)

BTW, where is the post from swimom--there is a comment above, but no posting by her?????

I am happy that I have stimulated some further discussion on this matter which was my intent here! Author--your reply to me is certainly much more informative about your intentions than your original post here. I am not against being educated about alternative and natural approaches to keeping healthy per sec. My concern is how someone will use the information and whether it may bring false hope to someone who wants to avoid one of the present medical treatments for prostate cancer in hopes that some natural or alternative approach will do the job. Perhaps I would have a different viewpoint after reading your book. I am a very open minded person, but also a very realistic and somewhat skeptical person. The bottom line with me is to "make me a believer" with documented proof that these natural and alternative approaches work. I do not object to trying natural and alternative approaches in conjunction with approved medical treatments, especially when they are endorsed by a reputable member of the medical community. The real question is whether or not they will work equally for all who try them. Good luck with your book!

Dave
68, 29-core biopsy 9/27/06, PSA 7.1, Stage T1c, Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in one area],  Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two other areas], negative DRE, bone scan and Endorectal MRI. Completed 39 Proton radiation treatments 2/22/07-4/18/07.  First PSA test 7/19/07 (3 months after treatment) was 2.1 or a 70% reduction in my PSA before treatment (this was better than the average expectation of a 50% reduction in PSA at this juncture, according to my radiation oncologist).
 

Post Edited (pcdave) : 8/2/2007 2:36:21 PM (GMT-6)


StrictlyInc
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   Posted 8/2/2007 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Book author:

It seems there are two different concepts at work here:

- soliciting forum participants to help with your book

- the actual slant of your POV (and, I assume your book)

With respect to the former, and not to add to the job of the moderators, but I think it might have been a better idea to approach the mods for help first to see if the forum is an appropriate place for this. When I read your post, I was skeptical as to the motive, and I checked your post count, and then seeing that it was "1", I ignored the post entirely. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's just my .02
____________________

Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: pre-surgery 3+3=6; post-surgery 3+4=7
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches; negative margins from surgery

- number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
- number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
- number of pads/day at 6-12 months after surgery: 0 to 1

- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006); 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
- 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007); 4th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2007)

The search for timber: took Viagra/Cialis approx. every other day, ErecAid once a day, injections. Peyronie's diagnosed 7/5/07. Now on Cialis, L-arginine and pentoxyfylline, ordered to be celibate for 6 weeks.

- PGE1 batting average: .364 (4 for 11)
- Bimix batting average: .200 (2 for 6)
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2)

"Lost in the valley without my horses, no one can tell me what my remorse is..."


Swimom
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   Posted 8/2/2007 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
For someone to want to compile different views on different health approaches taken by people for any variety of personal reasons, it is simply expressing one's freedom. Disclaimers should always accompany any such writings. I don't know 2 people who totally agree on experiences or even on treatment decisions. Everyone has something, some rationale that differs from the next person. My family happens to believe there is great value in combining medical treatments. Blending the old with the new is a good comprimise to having but one choice. It gives us the satisfacton in knowing that we have indeed, tried our best. There will be no regrests in this house:>)

Besides, naturalpathic / homeopathic medicine has been around a whole lot longer than today's methods. Most of today's over priced prescriptions are developed from what we call "alternative" remedies. Not that they aren't life savers mind you, they often are. It is my humble opinion that there must be something good to homeopathy as it has has stood the test of time while so many of our traditional methods won't even hold up in court :>0

Be Well, Swim
 


lifeline
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   Posted 8/19/2007 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
i'm not sure if my husband would do this but i would like to ask some questions if no one minds. first, off topic does anyone know why everytime i try to go into the chat room it keeps coming back technical difficulties trying to work on i'm new to this site.  not sure if i'm logging on okay but anxious to talk about my husbands cancer as it is advanced w/ mets throughout body. really need to ask questions.  we both believe in alternative medicine just hard to find a doctor who will work with us. we are from timmins which is in northern ontario, canada and limited for funds so travel is out. i use any supplements that don't interact with his meds. i also have him on magnosteen which is a combination of goji juice, pomogranate juice and magnosteen juice.  he has just had another strong dose of radiation for his upper spine.  area covered was 10 inches long and almost 2 inches wide.  it's been 1 1/2 weeks now and he is still throwing up, hurts, and his fatigue is unbelievable. one hour up and he is wiped. they told us to expect this but didn't think it would be so bad. if there was anything else we could do (naturally) we would. i think that any info anyone can give to your book that would help others it worth doing. sounds like you want to do this for the right reasons (only if it's to help others and not for profit) your friend is extremely lucky to have been financially able to go where he wanted to get the best help. a lot of us aren't so lucky. it's said that cancer is a rich man's disease. with what it costs to get drugs and supplements that person was right.  anyway sorry for getting off topic and good luck with your book.  again, if anyone reads this please let lifeline know what she's doing wrong so i can chat. i really need help for my husband.  thanks everyone.

myman
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   Posted 8/19/2007 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
lifeline - I'm so sorry for your difficult situation but glad that you are here.

If you could post a new topic of your own (New Topic tab) people could find you easier and I know others would join in.

Perhaps name it "Advanced Mets and Radiation Questions" and give as much information as possible about his stage and previous treatments.

You may not get as much response on a Sunday night but hang in there. This site has a great group of people here who are extremely supportive.

Please post - if you need any more help with it go to the second post from the top: Prostate Cancer Resources, Helpful Hints, and Topic Thread Links by Bluebird

I'll be checking for your post,

Susan
Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 63 No Symptoms
PSA: 7.96, Positive DRE
Biopsy Right: 6 of 6 Cores Positive Biopsy Left: 1 of 6 Cores Positive
Gleason: 4+3 = 7 Stage: T2B N0 MX
3 mo. PSA Post Surgery: 11.8, 12.9, 13.9 Bone scan, CT scan, Endorectal MRI, Chest XR - neg.
9/06/06: 6 mo. PSA: 18.8 Distant lymph node involvement Start HT Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07: PSA 0.3
06/06/07: PSA 0.1

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