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    An_249954 posted:
    I am a current prostate victim. Ther is a little about me my current condition. Hopefully with some helpful suggestions from the doctor and community.

    Age 80 1/2, 5 ft 8 inches, 150 lbs, exercise regularly(walking jogging, hiking, on NO medications. overall good health except for the cancer. Here are my test results:

    PSA - 1997 1.5 and very slowly rising to 2009, 6.9 and then accelerated 2010 11.8, 2011 12.0, 2012 19.9

    Recently had a 12 sample prostate biopsy with 11 of the samples with cancer. Here are the results:


    Right Apex 4 + 3 YES 1 OF 3 2 15 NO GRAY 3 0.2-1.2
    Right mid 4 + 3 YES 1 OF 3 2.5 16 NO GRAY 3 0.1-0.7
    Right Base 0 + 0 NO 1 0 0 NO GRAY 1 1.5

    Right lat. Apex 4 + 3 YES 2 OF 3 3 30 NO GRAY 3 0.1-1.2
    Right lat.mid 4 + 3 YES 1 OF 2 4 25 NO GRAY 2 0.7-1.1
    Right Lat.Base 3 + 3 YES 1 4 30 NO GRAY 1 1.3

    Left Apex 4 + 3 YES 1 OF 2 1.5 10 NO GRAY 3 0.1-1.2
    Left mid 4 + 3 YES 2 OF 2 5 50 NO GRAY 2 0.1-0.9
    Left Base 4 + 3 YES 2 of 2 6 50 YES GRAY 2 0.2-1.2

    Left lat. Apex 4 + 3 YES 1 OF 2 2 12 NO GRAY 2 0.3-0.8
    Left lat.mid 4 + 3 YES 2 OF 2 4.5 50 NO GRAY 2 0.7-1.2
    Left Lat.Base 4 + 3 YES 1 7.5 70 NO GRAY 1 1.3

    The Urologist scheduled me for a CAT Scan and Bone Scan. Results are NOT in yet. Now several questions have occurred:

    1.) Should I even do anything at my age?
    2.) Should I just do a watchful waiting?
    3.) How effective are radiation pellets compared to a regular radiation treatment? And are the side effects of both methods?
    4.) Should I go through the pain and suffering of a operation and its after effects, IF that is the doctor's recommendation?
    5.) How effective is a good solid vegetarian diet to combat Prostate cancer?
    In the last 3 months, I have given up 100% of alcohol consumption. I was not a big drinker. Two glasses of wine or beer per day.
    Also reduced my sugar, fats & oil consumption by 85%. Very little red meat, mostly salt water fish. Prior to the last PSA test and
    many years before, my diet has been rich in whole grains, vegetables and fruit.

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