posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 11:19 AM
Originally posted by wild_artemis
Interesting thread. I did a research project on prostate cancer last year and have sat in on a few radical prostatectomy surgeries. I have also cared
for a large amount of men with prostate cancer. I just want to add a few facts to this thread.
Prostate cancer is usually very slow moving and does not spread easily.
Tests for prostate cancer tend to show a lot of false positives.
OP states not to trust doctors, they are out for money and are advising against natural therapies..... Radically changing a diet is not good for
anyone, healthy or not. Added to this, many spices an fruits can have adverse effects against medication. If G is underweight or at risk of
malnutrition (which I would suggest is highly likely given his age and disease) he will need some "meat" on his bones .. lots of calories.
It is not unusual to see people with prostate cancer not in a huge amount of pain or have terrible symptoms, most of my patients have mild back pain,
no other symptoms.
Doctors dont get fat pay checks for stalling cancer. They get a LOT of paperwork, stress, and it costs the healthcare system a lot of money for
surgeries. Prevention and early detection is far more cost effective and easier for doctors.
"Cutting, burning or posioning cancer never really kills it"...Let me show you a bunch of my patient success stories (including my own mother) which
can prove otherwise.
Please be careful with the dandelion tea, which is a diuretic. Combined with cutting the salt from his diet, he may dehydrate, have hyponatremia or
....I could go on and on and on but its 1am here..
Because G has made himself feel 100% better, you say prostate cancer is no big deal. Do you downplay the significance of what he has done because
it's prostate cancer rather than any other type of cancer.
Why don't you compare numbers to how many die from cancer, rather than tell only of success stories. I'm very happy any time someone can beat cancer
whether it be from traditional or non-traditional treatment.
Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in
the United States for 2013 are:
About 238,590 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed
About 29,720 men will die of prostate cancer
About 1 man in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men. Nearly two thirds are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at
the time of diagnosis is about 67.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. About 1 man in 36 will die of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. In fact, more than 2.5 million men in the
United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.
G's doctor said his cancer was at a stage where it was about to spread to his bones and had recommended some treatment right away. Usually, men at
his age they recommend doing nothing.
I'm glad to see your patients don't have a lot of pain, but in G's case, he had a lot of pain from his lower back, right side of groin, during
urination among other times as well. Now he has none.
About the money doctors make. I like the post from someone earlier about oncologists. An oncologist makes an average $260,000 per year but if they
didn't dish up chemotherapy, it drops to $60,000. I bet it would make a lot of sense for them to stop recommending chemotherapy any time soon.
That's a lot of bread disappearing from the table. Imagine if a simple cure was ever found, right? Well, one that doctors would recognize anyways.
Cancer is a very large business. Much too large to ever change for the better. It will remain the way it is where the best interest of the patient
isn't always a priority. The best advice for anyone with cancer is to study all ends of the spectrum from traditional treatment to non-traditional
(without a doctors influence) and then make a wise and informed decision. Sure, let the doctor have his input, but hear the other side to.
Also, how can G be dehydrated when part of his diet plan had him drinking one gallon a day of Eternal high alkaline water? Dandelion tea is very good