DECEMBER 2013

I am fine !

My health remains excellent. At 78 I can chain down trees, barrow the subsequent logs, split them into a burner size and then sit back in comfort to enjoy, at this time of the year, the heat they produce.

I have no fear of cancer, I wish that I could easily contact every person who is subject to cancer headlines to explain that they could perhaps have another route to a healthier life.

Prostates and breasts are removed, diseased or not in some cases and I shake my head and wish I had a method of contact.

Hickey and Saul who wrote the book ‘Vitamin C. The Real Story’, must find it difficult to contain themselves.  All the research they packed into that book which convinced me to use lypospheric Vit C for my own diagnosed Gleason score 3+3 Prostate cancer.

Please buy the book for yourself and those you are in contact with to see the proof there is about the curative powers of intravenous or (lypospheric) Vit C.

They have lived with this knowledge for more than a decade, yet they see that the medical establishment, in the main, disregard all they have written, not to mention the sources they have obtained the information from. 

If you have read the book, can you imagine them sending their loved ones to a hospital for chemo or radiotherapy,  (who coined the word radio-THERAPY ?) .

The articles about recently diagnosed cancer celebs, usually say they are ‘Fighting’ the disease.  What they need is something on their side, not some surgery or drug which is killing off their immune system which is possibly the only part of their body able to take the fight to the cancer.

Many grow hair on their top lip, run races and other desperate attempts to raise cash to boost the coffers of charities which spend some of the money raised in an attempt to develop other drugs which may, in five years time, be able to cure the cancer.  

Why is it always five years time    ?


Now we have the latest exploits by the promoters of statins.

Yes they have found that statins can take on breast cancer. Yes indeed, soon they will have everyone taking statins from birth to death.

But read the report carefully and you will find the words “COULD PROVIDE”, not does, or will.  Weasel words you will find in much medical reporting.

Yet if you Google statins and cancer and you will find an alternative study 
which counters the latest publicity.

A new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention indicates that women who are long-term users of statin drugs have between 83-143% increased risk of breast cancer.[1]

The population-based case-control study utilized data from women in the Seattle-Puget Sound region, which included 916 invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) and 1,068 invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) cases of 55-74 years of age diagnosed between 2000 and 2008, and a control of 902 women.

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/long-term-cholesterol-drug-use-doubles-risk-breast-cancer-1

Post script

I see that WDDTY,  ‘What Doctors Don’t Tell You’  has a further report on Vitamin C.

As you probably know here in the UK we had virtually got rid of TB. One of the blessings of our increasing immigrant population is that we now have a good deal of TB in the population again.

The medics have a problem as it is now very difficult to treat. 

However researchers have advised that ~Vitamin C kills TB superbugs.

Maybe if they keep plugging away like this, a politician, or two or even a majority, will find that light will dawn !

 

So we head for another year of lies from our politicians in regard to our economy and our position in the EU, I am sure they have many stil convinced that the EU is not a group of bureaucrats slowly creating a federal state !!

Why Alec Salmon wishes to split with the UK, yet is happy to re enter the EU is beyond me.  I guess he just wishes to swim in a bigger pond.

All the best for 2014. 

Sorry to belabour the point, but you could always buy the Vit C book for your relations as a Xmas/New Year present !!

Philip

 




November  2013
I wonder why we are not told of this simple
LOW COST
treatment for Cancer?

See insert at the bottom of November detail.
 

WDDTY MAGAZINE, (WHAT DOCTORS DON’T TELL YOU) has plugged away at alternative medical treatments for as long as I have run the Prostate Help Association.  This month it is worth the read if only for the Editorial. 

Entitled, ‘The inconvenient truth’.

They claim that shops had been pressurized to stop selling the magazine because they pre-announced that it would be a cancer special. What can these people be so afraid of ? 

I know exactly what it is. They are afraid of the truth.

No one, without facing criminal charges, is allowed to claim that they have an alternative cure for cancer.  So I will have to leave the decision making up to you dear reader.

Just what you do you call the treatment results of my own situation, well documented, over the past three years.

To help you with your decision I am adding WDDTY’S pennyworth of print for your interest. I would remind you, as IF you can have forgotten, that both breast and prostate cancers are regarded as hormonal cancers.


WDDTY editors quote the case of a 78 year old lady some twenty years ago with end stage breast cancer. So advanced, indeed, that the breast looked like a piece of raw meat. 

She was treated by intravenous Vitamin C. This was 20 years ago, so Lypospheric Vitamin C was not available. 
Within a month her breast began to heal.
 
Some months later her GP who had delivered his “three months to live” diagnosis, called and was “rendered speechless” as an examination found that the cancer had completely disappeared.

The lady lived on for many more years, and apparently did not die from cancer.

Now I would say that the lady had been cured of her cancer by the treatment.  You must make up you own mind. I suggest you give it some serious thought as you may find you or yours could be faced with a diagnosis of cancer…….any cancer…..

If you feel, as I do, that the lady above was cured by the Vit C treatment then why not vow that should you, or yours, find yourself so diagnosed you will try such a treatment for six months before you submit to any other treatment. Or at the very least run it in tandem.

Ask yourself who has the most to gain by keeping such simple cures,  sorry, I mean treatments, from the public.

Why on earth would such people feel the necessity to run a campaign against the truth ?
 


MY SITUATION.
 
Satisfied at the moment with my PSA reading of  .8  So that is two .8 readings now, the last one on 30th October.

So I will chug along with two sachets of Vit C lypospheric sachets each week, plus my ground up apricot kernels on toast and marmalade in the morning.

Check  Lypo Vit C on Google if you are not sure of the reason.
 

But what is happening in the real world of
Slash and burn !

This report article on www.care2.com (see below for the full addresses) 

“Now that the government panels and medical associations no longer recommend PSA testing, consider this: in the 1980s, before PSA testing, 50,000 men died annually from prostate cancer. In the 1990s, with PSA testing, 30,000 died annually. PSA testing saved 20,000 men each year (about 25,000 now) from slow, painful deaths from prostate cancer. And they are telling us to stop doing this test?”

Oh dear, the problem is that this is not as accurate as the writer would like it to be.  You see the 50,000 men who died from prostate cancer before the testing began were all in the later stages of the disease. Back then the chances of being diagnosed early in the diseases life span were not high.

Without
PSA testing most men did not present to a medic until the disease was well advanced.

Diagnosis did not normally occur until a medic found the uneven surface of the prostate using the
DRE (digital rectal examination).

So in the greater part most were not diagnosed until the cancer had spread away from the prostate or had progressed greatly, requiring major treatment.

Compare this with the statement, 20,000 ‘saved’ men and we have a new window on the disease.

The test opened a vast number of patients who had not even heard of prostate cancer. Men who had not even a whisper of prostate or urinary problem. So rather than just treating the 50,000 men who would die from PC the medics had a further vast numbers of early diagnosed men coming forward for treatment.

With the
PSA test men were being diagnosed whilst the cancer was contained within the prostate. Indeed many with minute cancers which would never cause their death, let alone give them any problems.

Perhaps I am being cynical when I suggest that medics who earned their salary from such treatments realized a much greater number of such patients would do much to increase their standard of living.

Hence the current concern from many that men ‘early diagnosed’ are now and were then being treated unnecessarily for their early diagnosed prostate cancer.

The article goes on :-
 
“Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men. PSA testing, which measures the level of prostate-specific antigen in the blood, is our only reliable early-warning method. A PSA level above 4 ng/ml is considered high and may be a sign of prostate cancer.”

Beware, there are several things which can elevate a
PSA test result. So if you find you are advised of a high reading before you take any action or any medical advice schedule a second.  There is not panic with prostate cancer.

Make sure you do not have a prostate or urethral infection. Avoid any cycle riding for a week prior to the next test.  Avoid any ejaculation for the same period by any method.

“The problem is,
PSA is nonspecific. Yet doctors often rush men with an elevated PSA to prostate biopsy. If the biopsy shows cancer, even a low-grade one, many doctors recommend aggressive surgery or radiation, with their serious long-term side effects, even when treatment isn’t really needed.”

The fear factor comes in here.

The medics have found cancer cells in my…….  get it out.

This regrettably is the attitude in many, male or female.  Women have their breasts removed. Men their prostates.

Yet what if there is a chance that some other treatment is available which would mean that such dramatic surgery is not required.

Or what if the cells found are not aggressive and would never cause the problems which the fear has created.
Immediate, knee jerk reactions to such diagnosis are not to be recommended.
 
“Consider: 50,000 prostatectomies are performed each year for prostate cancer, yet 40,000 of these surgeries are unnecessary. The numbers are similar for radiation therapy.

This is why mainstream medicine has retreated from routine
PSA testing. Retreating into the past, meaning 25,000 additional prostate cancer deaths a year, isn’t the answer. Here is what you can do to protect yourself from undiagnosed prostate cancer as well as from overzealous doctors recommending unnecessary treatment.”
 
“1. Men over 50 should continue to get annual PSA testing. Men at greatest risk are African-Americans or those with a blood relative with prostate cancer. Begin PSA testing at 40.

2. Always get a repeat
PSA. An elevated PSA does not always mean prostate cancer. Common causes of elevated PSA include an enlarged prostate or prostate infection. Orgasm within 48 hours before PSA testing can cause an elevated result. So can pressure on the prostate caused by biking or an exercise bike. Laboratory error can occur. Many doctors aren’t aware of these factors.

3. Make sure you really need a biopsy.
Biopsies are important to verify that you actually have prostate cancer and to identify the aggressiveness. However, of the 1.2 million biopsies done annually in the US, half aren’t necessary. And biopsies can cause problems: 4 percent of men biopsied require hospitalization for infection or bleeding.

4. Learn about new technologies, which can help you avoid a biopsy you don’t need.
The multiparametric, 3.0 Tesla MRI, now available at a handful of top medical centers, can identify suspicious areas that might warrant a biopsy. If none exist, a biopsy can be avoided. Some institutions are now using MRI to direct biopsy needles, providing a “targeted biopsy,” far more accurate than the random biopsies we do now. Color doppler ultrasound is another technique that can see into the prostate. A couple dozen doctors in the US use this method to identify areas of concern and to guide biopsy needles.

5. Educate yourself on new treatments.
These diagnostic methods facilitate a spectrum of new treatments. Previously, our choices were to cut out or fry the entire prostate, or just wait and see. Now, with MRI guidance, new treatments such as cryosurgery (freezing), high-intensity focused ultrasound (heat), and focal laser ablation can be used to remove half of the prostate or to perform local treatment, like the lumpectomy some women get for localized breast cancer. The new tests also make active surveillance an effective and attractive choice for some men.

Rather than retreating from
PSA testing and causing 25,000 additional deaths from prostate cancer each year, we can keep PSA testing for early warning — and also apply the new technologies we already have to avoid biopsies, surgery, and radiation treatment when they are not really needed.”

Yes the last paragraph I would agree totally with.  Early diagnosis is great if the patient has been fully informed, or educated to research for him/her self the treatments which are available.

These are not as you will imagine limited to conventional medical treatments.

If I can turn a Gleason 3+3 diagnosis of prostate cancer to no trace over a 2 year period which in turn has produced a
PSA test reading of only .8 (that is point eight) by the use of Vitamin C and some associated intakes then anyone can. 

This is not just a prostate cancer treatment. 

It has been shown to be a CANCER treatment full stop
.


Insert Dated 14.11.2013

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AUGUST  2013

 

First things first.

Does anyone know how low a PSA test reading can go ?

I have just got my latest PSA test result through and it is 0.8

From a diagnosis of Prostate Cancer Gleason 3+3 = 6 
all the way down to a
PSA of .8 in approx two and a half years.

No surgery, no hormonal treatment and no radiotherapy.

Don’t be afraid

to follow a path you have chosen.

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with cancer, any type of cancer? 

Give it some thought
.

What do you/they have to loose ?

Please read my monthly posts and read the recommended books. 

==

More research shows medics

are as confused as ever.

What’s a man to do with the litany of sometimes conflicting studies, reports and advice on prostate cancer?
The latest addition is an international study led by Canadian researchers which shows almost half of men over 60 years old have prostate cancer at the time of death, but were never diagnosed and died of other causes. It is an astonishing finding which suggests men can live with prostate cancer for years and not be harmed by it. That’s welcome news, but what’s more, it suggests the PSA tests men are constantly advised to take may not be the best screening tool for the cancer.
The study says the current “widespread use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing” in North America, increases the likelihood of “over-detection of low-risk prostate cancers, which can potentially lead to unnecessary treatment that may result in major lifestyle and emotional side effects” for men.
Read the rest of this article here :-
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/heath+care+there+almost+much+information/8677684/story.html



JULY  2013
It is almost three months since my last PSA so will pay a visit to my clinic just in case I have been barking up the wrong tree !!
More
‘DOWNSIDE’
in respect of current medical treatments
 
Hormone treatment for prostate cancer increases men’s risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Blocking testosterone production by the use of GnRH agonists is a common treatment for prostate cancer. It has benefit for those with advanced cancer but is also used to treat men with less advanced local or regional cancer. For this latter group, this hormone treatment may not be the best option, because it increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School looked at the impact of hormone therapy in a group of 73,000 men with local or regional prostate cancer and aged 66 or more. Those on GnRH agonists had a 44 per cent higher risk of diabetes and a 16 per cent higher risk of heart disease compared to those not on hormone therapy.
The findings suggest that doctors should consider the prescription of these drugs carefully in men who have less advanced prostate cancer. Of course, men can be advised about lifestyle changes which can help them avoid diabetes and heart disease if they do need to take these drugs for prostate cancer.
Worth a bit of thought if your GP suggests hormone treatment, 
or at least a serious discussion with him about the possible side effects.
 
Diagnosed with a high cholesterol reading.
Take statins.
Diagnosed with diabetes
Take……..
Hey wait a second, what is this.  Dr Fanu advises that Doctors at the Toronto General Hospital confirm, in a study, that the current ‘epidemic’ of diabetes is, at least in part, medically induced, caused by the mass prescription of cholesterol lowering statins.
 
The epidemic of
“non-disease”
 
A lady of my acquaintance had a blood test some ten days prior to Dr Fanu’s,  (glycated haemoglobin), article appearing in the Telegraph. It was with some trepidation that she was awaiting the GP’s phone call. 
Coincidently 24 hours before the call was due Dr Fanu’s article was in the paper and outlined the situation with this new form of testing for diabetes.
   “The epidemic of “non-disease” (Dr Fanu, Daily Telegraph) – in which the fit and healthy are diagnosed with illnesses they do not have – shows no signs of abating, with family doctors reporting a 250 per cent increase in new cases of diabetes over the past year.
To qualify, it is no longer necessary, as in the past, to be troubled by the symptoms associated with raised blood sugar, such as malaise, proneness to infection, excessive thirst and urination. Indeed, the blood sugar level can be entirely normal. The only requirement is that the doctor should measure a chemical in the blood known as glycated haemoglobin and declare it raised.
Dr Phillip Evans from Exeter reports that for the nine-month period before and after the introduction of this reputedly more sensitive test, the number of new cases diagnosed in his practice alone jumped from 23 to 53. Those labelled with this new variant (which might be called non-diabetic diabetes) can expect to be prescribed drugs to lower their glycated haemoglobin to “normal”, as well as cholesterol-lowering statins. They will also be cross-questioned yearly about their lifestyle (and sex lives) and diets.
The rationale is that this prevents those so diagnosed from developing the symptoms of diabetes and its complications – though there is not a scintilla of hard fact to verify this. Indeed, the current “healthy diet” advice – to reduce consumption of meat and dairy products in favour of complex carbohydrates and fresh fruit and vegetables – can cause people to put on weight and increase the level of glucose in their blood”
Thus the lady was not surprised to find, that although she had no apparent side effects of cholesterol or diabetes, that she was told that she ought to begin statins, she declined, and that her diabetes did not require any treatment at this time.
You can read the full article here:=
http://t.co/tAkc2aCyBZ


Is this a possible reason ?
 
Suppose I have a, preventative treatment, tablet for prostate cancer, I said treatment not cure you will understand.  But the sales are pretty low and I could stand with at least doubling my sales.
If I can devise a test which finds men who have the chance of contracting prostate cancer, even if they may never do so, then surely I can persuade medics around the world to increase their income by offering the test and then selling thousands upon thousands of my tablets.
Perish the thought, after all doctors have vowed to:=
go on strike for more money,  YES.
refused to give 24 hour cover, WELL YES.
DO NO HARM TO PATIENTS, YES 
THEY HAVE, BUT IT SEEMS THAT HEADLINES IN THE NEWSPAPERS INDICATE THAT, THIS VOW IS NOT BEING ADHERED TO. 
 
…..And here is some gooood news.



The first patient to be treated for prostate enlargement without spinal or general anaesthetic has been successfully operated on at Galway University Hospitals. 
Mr Syed Jaffry, Consultant Urological Surgeon, introduced a laser technique for treating prostate enlargement as a day case procedure at the hospital in 2011 and has now treated the first patient using a regional anaesthesia technique to perform the laser treatment. This has been achieved by selective targeting of the nerves that innervate this particular part of the body, which means that the patient doesn’t feel any pain during treatment.
“The introduction of the laser technique to treat prostate enlargement as a day case in 2011 was a huge advance as it now means that patients can be treated and go home the same day compared with the traditional surgical treatment for prostatic enlargement which involves a three to seven day stay in hospital. In addition, the laser treatment is minimally invasive and provides immediate symptom relief with minimal side effects," said Mr Jaffry.
“Up until now I have been performing laser treatment under general or spinal anaesthesia. However, we have now successfully treated the first patient using regional anaesthesia or nerve blockade, which means that the patient is able to walk to and from the operating theatre and has a much improved recovery time.”
 
Dr John McDonnell, Consultant Anaesthetist, Galway University Hospitals said the use of regional anaesthesia techniques to block the nerve supply to a specific parts of the body allowed anaesthetists to provide prolonged analgesia in the post-operative period and provide anaesthesia to a sub-group of the population in whom either general anaesthesia or spinal anaesthesia is not possible.
"Patients who have been treated with regional anaesthetic techniques have a lower incidence of the negative side effects of general or spinal anaesthesia. In general, this patient population are able to mobilise earlier, with increased levels of pain control and so are at a decreased risk of developing pneumonia, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and cardiac events," he explained.
 
“Prostate enlargement affects a growing number of men and it is extremely rewarding to be able to introduce new minimally invasive techniques which make treatments easier on the patients, improves their recovery time and also increases the number of patients we can treat.”


I understand that as we age our bodies find it more difficult to recover after a full anaesthetic.  All the more reason for us to hope that many more surgeons use and perfect this system.  As I can see me needing several more, (bladder neck) treatments over the next decade, I will monitor this.
 
All the best.
 
Make the most of the “interesting times” we are living through ! 
 
Philip



JUNE 2013
Beware Medical Drugs.
 
Long time readers of our newsletters and this site will not need reminding that we have long warned about the use of statins.
WWDTY magazine has recently advised that studies on some 6,000 cataracts patients indicated an increased risk of cataracts for statin users.
This is just a further side effect attributed to statins which already include difficulty sleeping, muscle aches, but perhaps most distressing is muscle weakness.  We had letters from one man who could barely walk until he stopped using the prescribed tablets.
Recently I have seen press comment that statins could be used as a prostate cancer preventative.
As someone who has defeated his prostate cancer without any conventional treatments I fail to see how statins can improve the health of anyone.

Beware Chemo and Surgery.
 
Wddty magazine also mention U.S.  lab test results which showed that chemotherapy actually can spread prostate cancer. The chemo weakens the healthy cells around the cancer cells. 
No comment that the chemo also weakens the immune system which is the bodies main defence against cancer. 
Past articles in the Prostate Focus, have explained that biopsies and surgery on cancers can release cancer cells into the blood stream and hence spread the cancer from its original location.
Do I have to ask you again to read Vitamin C: The Real Story, the Remarkable and Controversial Healing Factor by Steve Hickey.
And then try lypospheric Vit C.


Vitamin C
A New Treatment ?
You Must Be Kidding !
It Cures Cancer.
Vitamin C has been used for most of the last century.  But now there is no doubt, that there is a great deal more interest in the vitamin. 
This extract from the internet and the NaturalNews site is well worth a read.
(NaturalNews) The use of IV (intravenous) vitamin C to treat cancer is growing in popularity around the world as positive research continues to accumulate and build a strong case for its effectiveness. The latest cohort study out of Germany is one more example, showing that IV vitamin C markedly improves the quality of life for breast cancer patients. Such positive results are likely the reason why many thousands of patients worldwide elect to be treated with this therapy every year.
IV Vitamin C for Cancer: Current Status
It is now well established that by injecting vitamin C we can safely reach concentrations at which ascorbate generates hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in tissues, and it is the H2O2 that selectively kills cancer cells through oxidative stress. Laboratory studies have confirmed that high-dose vitamin C is cytotoxic to a wide variety of cancer cell lines, and that it also boosts the anti-cancer activity of several common chemotherapy drugs. In animal models (rats), IV vitamin C has been shown to significantly decrease growth rates of liver, ovarian, pancreatic, and glioblastoma tumors with dosages easily achievable in humans. The science behind IV vitamin C as a cancer therapy is now so advanced that there are six clinical trials testing it (alone or with chemo drugs) in human patients against lymphoma and cancers of the colon, breast, uterus, cervix, prostate, pancreas and others.
IV Vitamin C Helps Cancer Patients: Clinical Evidence
Clinical trials have not yet shown IV vitamin C to shrink tumours, but that's no reason for an oncologist to reject this therapy. Improving quality of life is also an important goal of cancer treatment, and clinical experience shows IV vitamin C does exactly that. A prospective study from Korea (2007) showed that this therapy significantly improved quality of life for terminal cancer patients, bringing the global health/quality of life score from 36 to 55 and yielding improvements in physical, emotional, and cognitive functions. Disease symptom severity also decreased across the board, with patients showing significantly less fatigue, nausea/vomiting, pain, and appetite loss.

These results were echoed in a study just completed in late 2011 in
Germany, which compared breast cancer patients receiving IV vitamin C and standard therapy together, versus standard therapy alone. Those receiving IV vitamin C experienced a marked reduction (nearly 50%) in unpleasant symptoms and chemo/radiotherapy side effects such as loss of appetite, fatigue, depression, sleep disorders, dizziness and haemorrhagic diathesis.
The Use of IV Vitamin C is More Widespread Than You Think
Experiences such as those above are bringing more patients to try IV vitamin C - as are high profile patients. For example, the celebrated New Zealand physicist Sir Paul Callaghan elected to treat his colon cancer with IV vitamin C, and his CEA level (a colon cancer marker) started to decrease after only six infusions. This therapy is already widespread in New Zealand: 30 clinics provide it, administering about 10,000 vitamin C injections annually. In the US, a recent survey showed that over 8800 patients were treated with IV vitamin C in 2008, using a total of 355,000 dosage vials. But that was just for the health care practitioners taking part in the survey. For the same year, manufacturers reported sales of 855,000 vials of vitamin C. This implies that as many as 21,000 patients received IV vitamin C therapy in 2008.

Ongoing clinical trials using IV vitamin C to treat cancer won't complete until 2013 to 2014. But until then, clinical evidence already shows that this therapy can - at the very least - significantly improve cancer patients' quality of life. Oncologists should therefore strongly consider adding this therapy to their standard clinical practice.



Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/034663_IV_vitamin_c_cancer_treatment.html#ixzz2Todnv3d0
 
You will have read my feelings towards Vitamin C and its ability to treat cancer, in my case prostate cancer.  So I will say no more apart from urging you, dear reader, to spread the word.  

Why should we patients have to die of cancer and/or suffer the pain and trauma of surgery and chemo when there is such a simple method of treatment.
No tests for me this month perhaps next month.
Regards  Philip



April/May 2013

 

 

CONTINUED GOOD NEWS ON MY 
PROSTATE CANCER 
FRONT !

 

Last PSA was only 1.5 the lowest I have had in many, many years.

So how can I not suggest that if you or your loved ones have cancer, any type of cancer, to begin a course of Lypo Vit C and regular sodium bicarbonate and honey.

If you want more information on the latter see web site below.

http://www.health-science-spirit.com/cancerdirection.htm

 

Now to other more mundane things !!!

 

Back in the last century !! when I was still searching for a suitable (for me) method of treatment for my BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, (enlargement)) I had various treatments.  Not only in an attempt to sort my own reducing urine flow but also to hopefully find a treatment for Prostate Focus readers, (The PHA used to produce a quarterly printed Newsletter)

I began with a Thermex treatment, a method of heating the prostate tissue which was supposed to reduce its size.  This did not work and was followed by a Turapy, similar in form to a Thermex but with a rectal temperature probe, as the Turapy treatment depends on a much higher temperature and it needed better safeguards, (I was pleased about that !).

That treatment did not work either, it appeared that the enlarged middle lobe, which had pushed up through the bladder neck into the bladder was not being touched and therefore no improvement.

The next treatment I found was called a Tuna, now readers may feel that it is a bit fishy that all these machines became available, but I was dealing with a top London uro who was targeted by the machine manufacturers. So the fact that the Tuna is a fish was not relevent !

The Tuna probe, yes they all have ‘probes’ and access the prostate via the end of the penis, launched two needles, probably not quite the word, into the bph tissue, in the bladder neck and ablate the tissue between them.

That was the idea….  None of these treatments come with a general anaesthetic, just a local.

After a short period this did not work either. 

It was almost a year later before I found the Gyrus,  now some 14 years later it seems to be referred to as a pkv machine. 

So why even after all this time do I suggest that it the way to go if you need any sort of prostate surgery.  Well it ablates/vapourises the bph tissue.  (the important effect of that is minimal blood loss.)  The last thing you need are orphan prostate cancer cells wandering around your body looking for a home.

Almost as important to many is that it means that you can have a day treatment.  No more wandering around hospital corridors trailing a saline washout for several days following a conventional TURP. Not to mention the dangers of the Glycine used during the operation.

So check out your local hospital, start with a urologists secretary, if she does not know what type of treatment her medic gives ask her for a phone call from her boss.

You need to know if he uses the PKV machine if so if it is day treatment, how many does he do a week etc.  If the replies are not positive try another uro or another hospital until you are satisfied.

SEARCH FOR YOUR OWN TREATMENT.
DO NOT BE BULLDOZED INTO SOMETHING YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT.






FEBRUARY/MARCH  2013
 
Sorry about that….

Delay due to trip for a bladder neck treatment and I now have just about everything back working again !  Another week before I can unlease my chainsaw on the willows !  Need to start building up my wood store for 2014.
Had a PSA before I went in and the result was 2.8 a big jump from last time but the result of the examination of the debris of my treatment came through as :-
Philip,
The path report came through today and there is NO EVIDENCE of PROSTATE CANCER!!!!!
Best wishes

Now I know that this just means that nothing was found in the tissue examined, but this is the second “no evidence” over the past couple of years so with those and the low, low PSA I am feeling pretty good.

So rather than saying that I have ‘cured’ my pc, lets just say that I have vanished it !

Not sure that my surgically enhanced urinary system will be suitable for a psa test for a few weeks will probably wait til the end of March before I go for another one.

Current plan is to have one lypo Vit C per week, with ground up apricot kernels on my toast and soup most days.  Daily lipoic acid and propolis capsules.


Still ‘bragging’ about the five year survival rate.

 

Day in and day out over the past two months our TV programmes and daily papers have been inundated with scare stories about prostate cancer.

These are the about getting a sledge hammer to crack the prostate nut. i.e.   send the prostate charity money to find a cure for prostate cancer.

I don’t mind them asking, but I strongly object to the fear factor they inject into each and every line of their adverts.

Babies born today will have a greater chance of getting prostate cancer.’ 

Mum, do you really want to give birth to your little boy with this threat hanging over his head ?  Give to charity to safeguard his future wellbeing.’

I would think the parents will have enough concerns as to feeding the little mite with job prospects looking bad and government help being cut back.

‘Prostate cancer deaths are increasing at an ‘alarming rate’.  

The figures shown in the adverts are deaths of 10,700.  Yet we had an article in the Prostate Focus in 1996 showing deaths at 10,000,  In other words an increase of some 40 per year over the period.

With a larger number of the population reaching retirement age that seems a reasonable number and certainly not increasing at an ‘alarming rate’.  

‘If caught early enough prostate cancer can be successfully treated.’

So go the adverts.  But question the word treated.  If the charity had meant cured they would have said so.  So they mean that even if a prostate cancer is caught early enough it cannot be cured, doesn’t it.

The situation is that medics regard as a ‘successful cancer treatment’ as still being alive five years after diagnosis.

This really plays into the hands of the medical fraternaty in that the earlier you diagnose prostate, or breast cancer for that matter. the longer the patient will live from that point on, many say that this is ‘in spite’ of treatment.

If the campaign is to raise money for research then why is there such an emphasis on catching prostate cancer early. 

Much of the current charity campaign is encouraging men to have a PSA test. Yet research over many years has shown that the PSA test can cause more harm than good as it can mean many men without cancer or with a none aggressive cancer will have invasive tests or treatments (see the January 2013 post or the website below) which can in some cases destroy their future lifestyles.

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-help/about-cancer/cancer-questions/why-isnt-there-uk-psa-screening

Another form of words repeated by the prostate cancer industry are these :-

'Research shows that early detection saves lives. Over the past 25 years, the five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined has increased from 68 percent to almost 100 percent, which can be attributed to the widespread use of the PSA blood test for the disease. '


In one particular way this is true but probably not the way that the authorities will admit.

You see until the use of PSA testing most men did not present to their medics until the cancer was well advanced, so the time from diagnosis to death was months or a few years.

However with much current PSA testing the initial diagnosis is made whilst the cancer is still, in many cases minute and causes the patient no problem at all.  So without the PSA test the patient would not have noticed any problem for many years, say up to ten years into the future.

It follows then that treating a recently diagnosed prostate cancer patient with surgery, radio or hormone treatment means that patient will live many years and thus produce a five year survival period or longer, enhancing the medical establishments treatments and detection methods.

Of course his lifestyle after the treatments may not have been as ‘enhanced’.  More to the point he could have lived the rest of his life without the ‘enhancement’ of the treatments if his cancer had been a ‘pussy cat’ cancer.

And finally:-

Last spring, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said that the test most commonly used to check for prostate cancer, the PSA test, is so unreliable it shouldn't be used for routine screening.

See here for the full article 

http://health.wusf.usf.edu/post/why-prostate-cancer-screening-so-tricky

 

  

Your Own Anti-Cancer Machine.

 

The research team of Prof. Dr. Martin Röcken from the Department of Dermatology of the University Medical Centre. Tübingen, Germany, has shown for the first time that the immune system is able to drive tumours and tumour cells into a form of permanent dormancy.

The resulting growth arrest allows tumour control in the absence of cancer cell destruction. This permanent dormancy -- scientifically known as senescence, may persist for the whole life of the organism.

Thus, immunotherapy can prevent tumour development without destroying the cells.

 

For full details see this site..

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130203212411.htm





JANUARY 2013
 
Well, Well, Well,
Whoever Would Have Thought It ?

It is just over two years now since my urologist phoned to tell me that tissue from a bladder neck resection had proved prostate cancer Gleason score 3-3 = 6

Fortunately, some twenty years of immersing myself in prostate books and web sites, plus reading letters and emails from members of the Prostate Help Association that I had started shortly after being diagnosed with BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia)  meant that I was not unduly alarmed with the advice.

After all I had been telling readers of my letters, emails and the PHA Newsletter what I felt I would do if I was so diagnosed.

Over the years, as I proclaimed my views, I often thought, pretty easy to say, but would those views still remain if I was ever actually diagnosed.  Well I was and they did !

So two years ago I delved back into my files and back onto the internet to reacquaint myself with all I had previously read. The result was:-

Would I have the following treatments:-

Radio therapy, to kill off any existing cancer cells.  The problem was that it killed or damaged all cells in the range of the beam.

Hormones.  These given orally or by injection stop the bodies production of testosterone. Even though they have been shown to reduce, for a time, the size of a prostate cancer, I have always been wary of the treatment.

I could never accept totally the concept that testosterone was a major cause of prostate cancer. After all, a youth in his teens and twenties was full of a raging fire of testosterone yet men under 30, as far as I know, never get prostate cancer.  As the male ages, his testosterone production reduces and his chances of succumbing to PC increase.

And finally :-

Radical prostatectomy. The complete removal of the prostate gland.

SIDE EFFECTS.

The problem with all these treatments, for none of them are a cure, radical probably just might be, but the surgery involved must surely release many cancer cells into the body to turn up later as lung, spine or other metastasized sites.

No, the problem with them all is the assortment of side effects such as incontinence, impotence and hot flushes etc..

One prostate cancer site list these as possible side effects of hormone treatment :-

“Neurologic and psychiatric effects including depression and declines in cognitive function. Musculoskeletal effects of hormonal therapy include osteoporosis, decrease in muscle mass, and fatigue. Gynecomastia, (the abnormal development of large mammary glands in males resulting in breast enlargement), weight gain, and erectile dysfunction are also seen.”

Some of the side effects cannot become apparent until months or years have past by.  Radio therapy can even be the cause of cancer by its very action.

Both hormones and radio/t treatment had been suggested by my medics, but weighing these against the possibility of a cure by natural, self administered, products I went ahead with what I had advised my readers I would do years before.

And I guess the proof is in the pudding.  I have dosed myself up with high amounts of lypospheric Vit C., loads of apricot kernels, quercetin capsules and Oxygen capsules, well you can read that in the previous two years monthly web posts.

The result two years later is my latest PSA which I obtained only a couple of days ago from my clinic, is a reading of 1.6

I must admit I found it hard to grasp, because all I have taken over the past month has been apricot kernels and propolis and quercetin capsules.  All reputed to prevent cancer. Cheap and easy to take, what is not to like !


Could decades of Prostate Cancer treatment be wrong ?

Recent research seems to suggest that as men age and their testosterone levels decrease, loss of testosterone might actually encourage indolent prostate tumours to become more aggressive.

“This suggests that testosterone supplements might be a good thing for the prostate, even though current wisdom suggests the opposite.”

The paragraphs below expand on this and further reading is available see the web site address below…

For your own health and general outlook on life you must come around to the fact that doctors are trained by medics who believe in conventional medicine, and especially in pharmaceutical drugs.

Prostate cancer means, to them, surgery, R/t, hormone drugs etc.  The majority are focused on these methods of treatments and do not seem to have any peripheral vision at all.

 

Is testosterone ablation the wrong treatment ?

 

For decades, the medical establishment erroneously conjectured that testosterone replacement therapy increases one’s risk of prostate cancer.

Harvard-based Abraham Morgentaler, MD, FACS, has demonstrated this theory to be mistaken. Contrary to the notion that restoring testosterone to youthful levels is somehow risky, Dr. Morgentaler meticulously shows an increased risk of prostate cancer in aging men with low testosterone. This same information about the dangers of low testosterone was long ago uncovered by the Life Extension Foundation.

In this exclusive excerpt from his book, Testosterone for Life, Dr. Morgentaler recounts how it takes years, even decades, to correct a medical myth. In this case, the medical establishment’s misconception about testosterone and prostate cancer has condemned millions of aging men to suffer degenerative diseases caused by testosterone deficiency.

Until just a few years ago, it was almost universally believed that T [testosterone] therapy would lead to some degree of increased risk of prostate cancer. During that time testosterone therapy was seen to represent the proverbial pact with the devil, by trading short-term sexual and physical rewards for the ultimate development of a malignant cancer. Fortunately, this belief has been shown to be incorrect, and medical opinion has begun to shift quite dramatically, with good evidence that testosterone therapy is quite safe for the prostate. There is even now a growing concern that low testosterone is a risk for prostate cancer rather than high testosterone.

 

To read more about this check out this web site:-

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2008/dec2008_Destroying-the-Myth-about-Testosterone-Replacement-Prostate-Cancer_01.htm

 

All the very best for 2013


 

 

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