Prostate glands are walnut-sized glands that secrete fluids that support sperm cells and are part of the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer starts in the prostate glands, are above the rectum, below the bladder, surrounding the urethra.
Sometimes prostate cells grow abnormally or stop growing altogether. These abnormal changes can raise your risk of developing precancerous cells, which have a high probability of developing into prostate cancer.
Three types of precancerous conditions that have a high probability of developing into prostate cancer are:
- ASAP, or atypical small acinar proliferation
- PIN, or prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia
- PIA, or proliferative inflammatory atrophy
Adenocarcinoma is the most common form of prostate cancer. This form of prostate cancer develops in the glandular cells which have a role in making part of the seminal fluid.
Other rare forms of prostate cancer include:
- sarcomatransitional cell carcinoma
- transitional cell carcinoma
Causes & Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
Researchers have found that the largest cause of prostate cancer seems to be a genetic predisposition.
Other risk factors include:
- Inflammation of the prostate
- Lack of exercise
- Diet high in fat, dairy, red processed meats
- Exposure to high levels of testosterone
Symptoms of prostate cancer include:
- Urinary changes including
- change in frequency — more often
- change in urgency — need to go intensified
- feeling you cannot completely empty the bladder
- pain during urination
- Blood in urine or semen
- Painful ejaculation
Symptoms that occur later in prostate cancer include:
- weight loss
- feeling tired
- weakness or numbness in the extremities
- loss of bladder or bowel control
- pain in bones, especially back, hips, thighs or neck
Who Gets Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men, worldwide, with 1 in 6 men, on average, diagnosed in their lifetime. The risk factor for men developing prostate cancer rises with age. Risk rises in men over 50 and most cases are diagnosed in men over the age of 65. Men of African descent seem to have the highest risk of developing prostate cancer while men of Asian descent have the lowest. The reason for the differences in risk within ethnic populations is unclear.
Prognosis if You Have Prostate Cancer
A high percentage of cases of prostate cancer are found in the early stages. When this is the case, the 5-year survival rate is close to 100%. The earlier the prostate cancer is found, the better the prognosis.
A Gleason Score is used to indicate the aggressiveness of cancer. Scores range from 2 (least aggressive) to 10 (most aggressive). A score of under 7 indicates a more favorable prognosis; a 7 indicates a moderate prognosis; a score over 7 indicates a less favorable prognosis.
T1 and T2 tumors (confined to the local area) are indicative of a better prognosis than T3 and T4 tumors which have metastasized.
Protocols: How to Treat Prostate Cancer
The High RF Frequency Protocol along with the Cellect Budwig protocol is recommended for prostate cancer as they work synergistically. However, being a good detox protocol actually places a burden on the liver (which cannot be avoided if you want to detox the liver), thus it is critical to use a Liver Flush to help flush the toxins from the liver.
- Primary: High RF Frequency Protocol
- Secondary: Cellect-Budwig Protocol
- Also Consider: Liver Flush, Cancer Diet
Conventional medicine’s main types of treatment for prostate cancer include:
- Radiation therapy
- Palliative therapy
How to Prevent Prostate Cancer
There is no known way to prevent most prostate cancers as the main cause is a genetic predisposition.
There are lifestyle decisions you can make to lower the risk of developing prostate cancer, including maintaining a healthy weight by being active and eating a healthy diet: vegetables; fruits; whole-grain bread, pasta, and cereals; fish; poultry; and beans. Also, you should limit processed meat and red meat.
The immune system contains many different types of “cells,” however, only a handful of these white blood cells actually kill cancer cells. It should be the intent of a person with cancer to focus on treatments that quickly increase the count of the cancer-killing white blood cells.
The second thing to note is that building the immune system is sometimes not the highest priority of those with cancer. People with only a few months to live should definitely take immune system building products — and focus more on the nutrients, foods and products that kill cancer-cells directly, such as the Grape Cure, Noni Juice, Essiac Tea, etc. or revert the cancer cells into normal cells.
With rare exceptions, it is highly advisable to use natural substances to deal with the immune system to treat cancer, no matter what stage the cancer patient is in.
Immune System Health
A healthy immune system remains your body's best defense. Not only is a weak immune system a major reason patients have cancer — and cancer itself can further weaken the immune system.
Beta glucans help regulate the immune system, making it more efficient. In addition, beta glucans stimulate white blood cells (lymphocytes) that bind to tumors or viruses and release chemicals to destroy it.
Beta Glucan has been approved in Japan, Australia, South Korea, and Taiwan as an immunoadjuvant therapy for cancer. In fact, helping with cancer is just the beginning with Beta Glucan. There have thousands of studies showing the product can protect against infections, lower your cholesterol, lower blood sugar, reduce stress, increase your antibody production, heal wounds, help radiation burns, overcome mercury-induced immunosuppression (like Thimerosal, used as a preservative in vaccines), help with diabetes, and even naturally prevent metastasis (or the spreading of your cancer).
Harvard Medical School suggests following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward keeping your immune system strong and healthy:
- Don't smoke.
- Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in saturated fat.
- Exercise regularly.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Control your blood pressure.
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
- Get adequate sleep.
- Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.
- Get regular medical screening tests for people in your age group and risk category.
More Information: Building the Immune System
Your diet plays a role in a healthy immune system. The top vitamins your immune system needs to perform include:
- Vitamin C — helps to repair and regenerate tissues and aids in the absorption of iron
- Vitamin E — a powerful antioxidant that helps your body fight off infection
- Vitamin B6 — supports adrenal function and is necessary for key metabolic processes
- Vitamin A — aids immune function and helps provide a barrier against infections
- Vitamin D — modulates cell growth, promotes neuromuscular and immune function, and reduces inflammation
- Folate — key in development of red blood cells (a lack of Folate can make the body susceptible to cancer)
- Iron — helps your body carry oxygen to cells
- Selenium — slows the body's over-active responses to certain aggressive forms of cancer
- Zinc — slows the immune response and control inflammation in your body
Sources: American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, Cancer Research UK, Canadian Cancer Society