dad with prostate cancer

by Nadine
(UK)

Hi Wray

You have been so helpful with my own plight I thought I might tell you about my father.

My 76 year old Dad has been on prostate cancer implants ZOLADEX (Goserelin) for almost 2 years now resulting in the hospital reporting his levels are reduced. So he simply returns 3 monthly for a new implant. He says all is going well and he never reports any issues to them directly. However, he suffers with hot flushes and fidgety legs at night, has put on well over a stone in weight round his middle and reports erectile dysfunction. He seems reluctant to put these at the Zoladex's door as it were, asks few/no questions of the medics nor has sought info online/elsewhere. I think he would be very reluctant to challenge this status quo as he sees it as effective treatment due to the PSA levels. He says the medics chose this route of treatment as 'best in his case'.

However, he also knows that other things have changed for him too that he cannot explain - his memory is poorer, his mind foggier, his energy lower. He suffered an unexplained 'infection' 2 weeks ago resulting in a very high temperature and a frantic visit to Accident and Emergency where he was sent home with broad spectrum antibiotics.. All is put down to his old age, which of course is valid, but does not feel like the whole story, which he feels too.

He is happy to apply additional things to his conventional treatment as long as they do not cause any controversy, and in line with this he applies positive thinking, mindfulness and healthy eating. He used to tke daily Maca that he thought was useful but has decided to stop this (?) He eats very little/no red meats, some whites, moreso fish and lots of cooked veggies and raw fruits daily. Despite my suggestion, few of these are organic though he does use local farms. Mostly he cooks from fresh. He has recently cut out caffeine through coffee, and drinks Barleycup, water and juices mainly. He has begun to drink fizzy soda water as it helps his burning leg pains (due to poor circulation). He does persist in eating Flora Omega enhanced margarine and uses broad vegetable oils.

He is on a number of other medications for his blood pressure and heart.

I would be interested in your and other's comments and thoughts and experiences about this that I may be able to pass onto my Dad in a more personalised way that he would be happy with? I have bought cream I can give him when it arrives!

Thanks
Nadine

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Dec 11, 2012
canada
by: Annette

You should do some research on zeolite maybe this will help.

Dec 13, 2012
dad with prostate cancer
by: Wray

Hi Nadine I did give you some info on your other page here. You asked Carol about the Energy Boost to which I answered on Dec 08, 2012. Short of going through all the links I gave you, I don't know which ones, so I'm giving them again here, and more! See here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. There's little evidence testosterone causes prostate cancer, some that oestrogen is implicated. But the problem with the meds he's on is an increased risk of heart disease. Possibly one reason why he's taking heart meds? One study saying "Although its use as an adjuvant therapy has resulted in improved survival in some patients, ADT has negative consequences. Continued below

Dec 13, 2012
dad with prostate cancer Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Nadine Complications like osteoporosis, sexual dysfunction, gynecomastia, and adverse body composition are well known. Recent studies have also found metabolic complications in these men." This just about covers those symptoms you describe him as having. I find all drug treatments, and the others too, so barbaric. There are more symptoms here. Pity about the marg, as it's known to cause cancer, see here. He should avoid all sweet foods, including sweet veggies and fruits as cancer lives off sugar. You might like to read through these papers here, here and here on PSA. One written by the doctor who discovered it, who says "The test’s popularity has led to a hugely expensive public health disaster. It’s an issue I am painfully familiar with — I discovered P.S.A. in 1970." Apparently maca has no affect on oestrogen or testosterone levels according to this one paper, see here. And yet this paper said it increased oestradiol levels, see here. If this is so it could cause Oestrogen Dominance symptoms. It does appear to increase diastolic blood pressure slightly too, see here. I did suggest he have a vitamin D test done too, I'll guarantee it's low. It always is in cancer, heart disease, diabetes, in fact low levels increase the risk for getting all our modern diseases. Plus he lives in the UK where he'll be making very little. Continued below

Dec 13, 2012
dad with prostate cancer part 3
by: Wray

Hi Nadine These are some papers and videos (I think they are repeats of the ones on your other page) here, here, here, here, here and here on vitamin D and prostate cancer. And please take a look at these videos here, here, here and here. Birmingham Hospital send out test kits for £25, and the results back by email. Please ignore their 'adequate' level of 50nmol/L, even the FDA have set theirs at 75nmol/L. We also have a page on Cancer you could look through. Take care Wray

Dec 13, 2012
canada
by: Wray

Hi Annette Good to have you back on the website. Do hope all is well, do let me know. Take care Wray

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