A note on PSA testing: 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. Having said that, it is now known that the PSA level is not a good indicator of prostate cancer. It is an even worse measure of how the treatment is progressing. Taking MSM, which is part of the Dirt Cheap Protocol, may make the PSA test even more inaccurate.
STUDY this article about the PSA test: PSA is Largely Useless
Also see this article (PDF File) for excellent information about PSA and prostate cancer: Article Which Discusses Prostate Cancer, PSA, etc.
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.
Conventional medicine’s main types of treatment for prostate cancer include:
- Radiation therapy
- Palliative therapy
Sources: American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, Cancer Research UK, Canadian Cancer Society
Treating Prostate Cancer
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 or revert them into normal cells (via the Dirt Cheap Protocol). 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 (Brachytherapy).
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.
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 so 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” out cancer 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.
Let us consider the different orthodox treatments:
- “At present there are three major conventional treatment options for non-metastatic prostate cancer. Expectant management essentially means to watch and see if the cancer gets worse. Prostate tumours grow very slowly (doubling every four years) so for many men, especially older ones, this approach is quite viable. Expectant management often includes androgen-deprivation therapy (castration or estrogen). External beam radiotherapy involves the shrinking or destruction of the tumour by radiation. Radical prostatectomy involves surgical removal of the entire prostate gland. This procedure carries a substantial risk of subsequent impotence (60 per cent incidence rate) and incontinence (39 per cent incidence rate).”
There are other treatments, such as implanting radium “seeds,” but in general orthodox treatments for prostate cancer are not the preferred treatment.
- “The number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased dramatically since the introduction of the PSA (prostate specific antigen) test. Widespread use of the PSA test has led to more men undergoing biopsies, prostate surgery, radiation therapy, and castration (orchidectomy) – this despite the fact that no randomized clinical trial has ever demonstrated that screening and treatment will increase the life expectancy of men diagnosed with prostate cancer.“
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.
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
The Recommended Protocol
The High RF Frequency Protocol consists of a high RF frequency generator and plasma oscillator amplifier and at least 14 items in the Dirt Cheap Protocol. The Dirt Cheap Protocol is a major cancer treatment (in spite of its name) and deals directly with the cancer. About 20 items in the Dirt Cheap Protocol have cured cancer by themselves, and a minimum of 14 items are required.
The High RF Frequency Generator and the Dirt Cheap Protocol deal with the immune system and are very synergistic.
The objective is to implement a “liver flush” (which is designed to kill microbes and parasites in the organs, which are what generally cause a weak immune system), and a high RF frequency device to re-energize the cells in the organs which were weakened by these microbes and parasites. Thus it is a major immune builder and complements the Dirt Cheap Protocol.
It is highly recommended that each patient immediately start 3 or 4 generic liver flushes chosen from this article: Liver Flush Article
The High RF Frequency Protocol may also be enhanced with a hyperthermia “crossfire” technique using a far-infrared BioMat. Read more about the BioMat here. The Independent Cancer Research Foundation is currently doing ongoing research and collecting data for using a BioMat concurrently with the High RF Frequency Protocol.
Here is the article on the High RF Frequency Protocol.
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 or FEED the microbes inside the cancer cells, such as processed sugar, processed grains, dairy products, etc. It is critical, 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: Cancer Diet
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
Why stop learning here when there are several great discussions on Prostate Cancer going on right now in the forum.