Regular Brisk Walks May Protect Prostate Cancer Patients

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Study found those who took them lowered chances of disease progression, death

 

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Thu May 26, 2011 05:04 AM

1.is it not possible that the study could be skewed a bit as brisk walkers would generally be younger and fitter anyway and hence these results would show regardless of whether they 'brisk walked' or not? perhaps the study should have two groups having patients with similar age and health profile and one is asked to brisk walk and one is not.

2.i have localised prostate cancer - if indeed vigorous physical activity helps, is playing squash a good idea (as i do 2 to 3 times a week) or does this involve too many bends, twists and turns that would 'massage' or press the prostate which in turn would reflect higher psa?

thanks.

Thu May 26, 2011 06:52 AM

  I'm sure vigorous physical activity helps control, or slow P.C.  I was 52 yrs old when i got the word that i had P.C.  I was very active all my life.  I was a runner, still am, running 30 to 40 miles a week.  The only other medical condition that i have had in my life was "Gout" .  I started having Gout attacks when i turned 40yrs old.  Got the Gout under control when i was 45yrs old with allopurinal.  I have had extremely high Uric acid levels in my blood 11.o ngs to 12.0 ngs all my life, thus leading to severe Gout attacks for over 5 yrs.  Taking  Allopurinal has prevented further acute Gout attacks!  As you know , Gout is an acute inflammation in the joints,  cancer often is found where there is inflamation in the body.  I wonder if gout contributed to me getting P.C.  at such an early age? Is there any correalation between Gout /Cancer?  That being said, all 3 of my other brothers got P.C. which points to strong genetic correalation!  Had a R.P. in 2004, slavage radiation therapy Jan 2007.  PSA has been undetectable for 4yrs now!  My cancer was thought to be organ confined, but it only takes one cell to get out to become problematic!  Eat your veggies, and Promagranite juice everyday.  Excercise,  as if you're running up to the top of the hill, get sweaty! Hope this helps.  Joe

Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:15 PM

Hi jcronan, You raise a very interesting question. I'm 58. Prostate cancer ( Gleason 9) local metastasis, Full radiation and hormone therapy. Always been in great shape other then about six cases of gout over the last 25 years. My father who had three run in with cancer: lung, colin and finally head and neck ( beat the lung and Colin 15 years before the head and neck beat him. All unrelated high grades of cancer). The common thread is that all have had gout and several cancer patients I know do or did as well. The problem is gout, like cancer runs in families and unfortunately you and I don't make a study. In any case there should be an investigation of the matter unless this has been done.

Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:04 AM

I work in HVAC.My job is very physical.I had a PSA of 28 and a gleason of 8.I hope I donot have any side effects because of my job.I go for a check-up Sept.12.We will see what it will be.My doctor says it should not.

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