Progesterone and Prostate Cancer

by tamara
(Oak View Ca. USA)

My brother has prostate cancer and has been treated with a reduction in Testosterone (ADT therapy) as well as radiation treatments. He is suffering from severe hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain, and exhaustion. His M.D. recommends MedroxyPROGESTERone which is a synthetic form of progesterone (a progestin). I prefer him to take a more natural form due to the safety net.

If this is the correct course of action, how many milligrams would be needed to begin with.? Would a lab or saliva test be helpful in this case?

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Aug 03, 2021
Progesterone and Prostate cancer
by: Joy

​Hi Tamara

So sorry to hear about your brother's prostate cancer. The treatment that he is having certainly causes hot flashes, mood swings etc. How wonderful that you prefer him to take a natural progesterone. Please try to get him to use a good natural progesterone cream such as Natpro which is a 3% cream. Progestins are merely going to aggravate things.

Please read the Progesterone for Men page. It is extremely important that he has his Vitamin D3 level tested. It should read anything from 70ng/ml to 100ng/ml and NOT 30ng/ml that they will tell us is correct. D3 is vital and we are not getting enough from the sun.

Depending on the symptoms men should use approximately 10-100mg/0.3-3ml per day. If symptoms are severe, more may be needed. Use no less than twice a day to help keep levels stable, i.e. use half the amount in the morning and the other half at night.

He should avoid:

sugar and artificial sweeteners
all forms of processed foods, particularly those containing sugar
refined grains, particularly wheat
carbonated drinks, including the 'diet' drinks
fruit juices
biscuits and cakes
white breads
canned foods
large meals
all forms of estrogen
oxidised fats, (ie margarine, refined oils, fried foods, in particular fried animal protein)
pasteurised, homogenised milk; stimulants such as alcohol, coffee, black tea

I hope this helps and I wish your brother well.

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