TheBrain wrote:A dear friend of mine who is now 67 years old was diagnosed with prostate cancer years ago. He went on testosterone-suppressing medication for about two years (as I recall). He had cognitive issues prior to this treatment, but I suspect this treatment accelerated them. Some years ago, he lost his senses of smell and taste.
Six years after he was deemed free of cancer, the prostate cancer is back. He has three small spots in a bone. He is back on that testosterone-suppressing medication. His doctor said they caught it "early," but metastasis is metastasis.
His cognition has worsened considerably. He can't remember much. He can't think straight. He can no longer manage his appointments. His wife drives him to them and has to manage everything for him. He quit his part-time job in April because he could no longer do it effectively.
Does anyone know of an effective treatment for prostate cancer that doesn't involve testosterone suppression (which carries a risk of cognitive decline)? He is going the conventional medicine route, but if there's some other treatment that might help, I'd like to mention it as a possibility. It seems like he's in a catch-22 situation.
A few years ago, I talked to both him and his wife about Dr. Bredesen's protocol, but he wasn't interested and she told me he wouldn't be willing to make lifestyle changes. I should add that he's an active alcoholic. However, he's way worse now, and he doesn't like how he feels. I wonder if he might be willing to take action now. I don't want to be a pain in the butt, but I would simply like to make them aware of what's possible. That is, if it's not too late for him.
TheBrain wrote: floramaria, had your partner's prostate cancer metastasized before it went into remission?
floramaria wrote:TheBrain wrote: floramaria, had your partner's prostate cancer metastasized before it went into remission?
The oncology specialists he went to called it “micro-metastasis”. He had a rising PSA after prostate was removed, so the cancer was active elsewhere in his body. Treatment was pretty aggressive, as was the cancer. In addition to treatment, he began following protocol similar to what many here do...reducing stress, optimizing sleep, changing his diet, adding supplements that sounded like they might give him an edge, and getting a lot of exercise among the changes he made.
With my uncle, his had metastasized to his bones. He has been in pretty much continuous treatment over the last decade with drugs and hormones to keep it under control. That has recently failed to keep the cancer in check and now he is beginning chemo.
zc_hl wrote:If he is not ready to make changes to his lifestyle, you can always suggest him to take Pao pereira extracts: https://www.beljanski.org/engl/category ... lications/
TheBrain wrote:I've learned that my friend isn't willing to give up drinking, nor he is willing to add any supplements or extracts to his regimen.
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