Pre Surgery Treatment Scarring Complicating Later Surgery

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Pre Surgery Treatment Scarring Complicating Later Surgery

by Tjz6845 on Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:00 AM

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My urolgist weren't very open to the idea of trying to reduce my prostate and/or tumor before surgery. A second one was slightly more open to lycopene and some of the other herbals. I can accept that radiation,cyro/hormonal might produce scarring,etc. But has anyone any information with respect to 1. aromatase inhibitors, 2. fosomax, 3. lycopene, 4. soy isoflavones, 5. other herbals or meds?

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by Patrick1 on Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:00 AM

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Lycopene and soy isoflavones have considerable research support as far as reducing PC risk and, tumor growth, and quite possibly, metastasis, from what I have read. I have been taking large doses of them for several years. As far as reducing prostate size pre-prostatectomy, they probably would not do that, as far as I know, unless you have benign hypertrophy (harmless enlargement of the prostate, which can cause slow urination). Why do you want to reduce prostate size pre-surgery? If you have prostate cancer, wouldn't the cancer progress while you are hoping to reduce prostate size? Personally, I opted for the surgery ASAP, since my prostate was full of cancer, and now I have been in full remission for almost 4 years. Pat K

Pre Surgery Treatment

by Tjz6845 on Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:00 AM

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Well since I just got the diagnosis I was hoping to possibly forestall surgery at least until I am surer about my options-- but did not want to possibly complicate possible later surgery. My tumor is a small one, possibly quite small, therefore I want to explore less drastic treatments first.
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