Prostate cancer, meaning cancer of the prostate gland, is a common adenocarcinoma in men. The probability of getting prostate cancer rises with age. It is generally treated by surgically removing the small prostate gland or with radiation. It is generally detected by high PSA levels and/or by surgical biopsies.
If a person over 70 years old is diagnosed with prostate cancer, many doctors don't even bother to treat the cancer. Prostate cancer is so slow growing it is highly likely the man will die of something else before he dies of cancer.
It is generally believed that by the time symptoms of prostate cancer are observed by the patient, the cancer has spread beyond the prostate gland. In other words, unless the patient was proactive in getting his PSA levels checked, meaning the patient had his PSA level checked before symptoms appeared, it is likely the cancer had already spread beyond the prostate gland.
Having said all of that, it is now known that the PSA level is not a good indicator of prostate cancer. It is even a worse measure of how the treatment is progressing.
There are far better tests now. See the link on the left side-bar called: "How Much Cancer Do You Have? Evaluate Progress" for far more accurate tests.
These tests can be used periodically to evaluate your progress.
Also see this article (PDF File) for excellent information about PSA and prostate cancer:
Treating Prostate Cancer - The LifeOne Protocol
Is it necessary to have the prostate gland removed? That is where the paradox of prostate cancer begins.
If the cancer has already spread outside of the prostate area, surgery is of little or no value. It is like pouring water on the couch when the whole house is on fire.
Once the cancer has spread it may become fast growing and may have spread to vital organs. By this time, the slow growing cancer in the prostate area is no longer of any concern, it is the cancer in other areas that are of concern. Thus, if the cancer has already spread, surgery is of virtually no use.
But what about the situation where the cancer is still totally contained within the prostate gland? If the cancer is totally contained within the prostate gland, because the prostate cancer cells are so slow to multiply, it would be easy for alternative cancer treatments to kill the cancer cells!! Thus, if the cancer has not spread, alternative treatments would be the best solution.
In other words, it is never necessary to remove the prostate gland. However, the reality is that if a prostate cancer patient is reading this article, they have probably already had it removed, or even worse, have radioactive seeds in their prostate gland.
Prostate cancer surgery is anything but minor surgery. It is major surgery that has a high probability of very profound, very undesirable side-effects. I will talk about these in a moment.
In other words, for orthodox medicine, prostate cancer creates a paradox. If the cancer has spread beyond the prostate, both surgery and radiation are worthless, because the cancer in the prostate area of the body is no longer the main problem! If the cancer has not spread, then alternative cancer treatments can easily cure it because it is slow growing.
Alternative treatments are a far superior treatment for prostate cancer whether the cancer has metastasized or not, that is one reason prostate surgery is never necessary.
Once the cancer has started to spread, doctors sometimes want to do castration or some other procedure to help stop the cancer from continuing to spread from the general area of the prostate gland. As with the above case, once the cancer has spread, the worst problems for the patient are probably no where near where the prostate gland is located.
Furthermore, you cannot "cut" cancer out because cancer is a systemic disease which begins with a weak immune system. How does cutting something out improve the immune system?
To understand why surgery is generally worthless for a cancer patient, see the "What Causes Cancer" article which is linked to on the left side-bar.
Let us consider the different orthodox treatments:
There are other treatments, such as implanting radium "seeds," but in general orthodox treatments for prostate cancer are not the preferred treatment.
Both of my quotes came from the same article. It would be worth everyone's time to read the entire article, which has a lot of statistical information about orthodox treatments!!
The recommeded protocol for prostate cancer is the LifeOne Protocol. One reason for this choice is that this protocol is supported by a clinic, but it is not necessary to go to the clinic to receive treatment. The clinic is in South Carolina. The diagnosis you already have will likely be all the information they need in order to design your protocol.
This clinic sells LifeOne and provides expert support for the patient. Here is a link to the LifeOne protocol:
Clinic in Canada
There is a clinic in Canada that uses a protocol called "HIFU" or High Intensity Focus Ultrasound. The treatment is only two hours long and it is a one-time treatment.
I have heard good things about this protocol.
Here is the clinic in Canada:
Here is more information about the protocol itself:
The Cancer Diet
Absolutely no alternative cancer treatment will work without a proper "cancer diet." There are many vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains, etc. that actually contain nutrients that kill cancer cells, stop the spread of cancer, and do other things that treat cancer.
On the other hand, there are other foods that FEED the cancer cells, such as processed sugar, processed grains, etc. It is critial, for any cancer diet that the patient understand perfectly that what you don't eat is just as important as what you do eat!!!
Here is a typical cancer diet for cancer patients:
Article Last Updated: May 6, 2013