Is it possible to stablise a PSA test outcome to a low reading, after being diagnosed with prostate cancer with a Gleason score of 6 (ie. 3+3) ?
Apparently the answer to that is yes.
Well here we are over six months from diagnosis of prostate cancer and my PSA appears to be under some sort of control. Well it did peak at 2.9 and the last two readings have been 2.3 and this last one is 2.0.
Just a reminder of what I am taking.
Although I had previously been taking up to 12 per day, in the past month it has been five. My intention is to drop this for the next month to three per day.
This has mainly consisted of two packs of Lypo-spheric Vitamin C. One first thing and one in the evening. Google this product to save me rabbiting on, but basically it is a method of taking fourteen grams of Vit C per day without overloading your gut and maintaining a mega amount in the blood stream for an extended time period. In addition I take three grams of tablets around midday.
By the way, if you take Vit C capsules to combat your cancer you also need to take alpha lipoic acid as well. Check out the book Ascobate, I have already recommended. If you have cancer, any kind of cancer not just p.c., you need to read this book. Please………..
A couple of teaspoons of the Bicarb and honey mix.
A sprinkling of ground up apricot seeds on my food when I remember !
And lately a few turns around the estate (!) for about 15 to twenty minutes per day. It is supposed to be 30 minutes per day but I guess my 76 year old body is not really up to it.
Occasionally do the Shotley shuffle, it certainly gets the breathing rate up better than walking. (The Shotley shuffle was a very slow jog used by defaulters under punishment at H.M.S Ganges. Especially when going up and down laundry hill.)
Statins more downside.
Just to keep anyone who is on statins up to date with the drug.
You may recall my interest followed PHA members who contacted us, in the past, with bad experience of the drug. See below this recent US Federal Drugs Agency report.
FDA notified healthcare professionals that it is recommending limiting the use of the highest approved dose of the cholesterol-lowering medication simvastatin (80 mg) because of increased risk of muscle damage. Patients taking simvastatin 80 mg daily have an increased risk of myopathy (a muscular disease in which the muscle fibres do not function for any one of many reasons, resulting in muscular weakness) compared to patients taking lower doses of this drug or other drugs in the same class. This risk appears to be higher during the first year of treatment, is often the result of interactions with certain medicines, and is frequently associated with a genetic predisposition toward simvastatin-related myopathy. The most serious form of myopathy, called rhabdomyolysis, can damage the kidneys and lead to kidney failure which can be fatal. FDA is requiring changes to the simvastatin label to add new contraindications (should not be used with certain medications) and dose limitations for using simvastatin with certain medicines
Internet headlines following this advice made the point a little more forcefully !
FDA admits approved dose of this statin can kill you.
I went to the web site of The British Heart Foundation today 15/06/2011. They claim :–
“We're the nation's heart charity. Our vision is a world where people don't die prematurely from heart disease.”
Perhaps they ought to check out drugs they consider helpful for possible heart disease, which cause death by kidney failure.
They also state on their web site that :-
“Like all medication, statins have potential side effects that are usually mild, easy to recognise, reversible and very rarely dangerous. Statins are among the safest and the most studied drugs available today.”
Who wrote this ? Who authorised this bland statement ? The PHA and incidently Dr Fanu in the Daily Telegraph have been describing patients dissatisfaction with statins for years.
Can you imagine any ‘over the counter’ herbal or alternate product which caused similar serious side effects and having the potential to cause death being allowed on the market at all.
There would be headlines and condemnation from every medic, reporter and TV show. As it is, the pharmaceutical companies are able to continue to sell and your GP is allowed to continue to prescribe them. (Philip Dunn)