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Joel, just spoke to Kevin M. who is the USA distributor for a Herbal supplement called Essiac. I heard wonderful things about this supplement and we share many of the same philosophies. He is extremely knowledgeable and has worked with many prostate cancer patients with great success. Maybe he will be able to give you some insight...he did for me and I am definitely looking into this supplement for my husband. Hope this helps and God Bless!
Hi g mac: Sounds like you are on the right track. I was wondering why you would start radiation if your husband is already on chemo? What type of chemo and hormone treatment is he on? How is your husband feeling with the chemo implant? Did he have is prostate removed? My husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer with a 7.2 PSA reading...his PSA was never as high as your husbands (I think the highest it ever went was 19.2) I feel it is very important to be on top of his PSA because it can change very quickly and when or if it does you know something is happening to his system. When his PSA kept rising, his Dr. immediately ordered a bone and cat scan, which showed the cancer had spread to one lymph node next to his left kidney. His kidney became atrophied and is no longer functioning. Even though his PSA is taking monthly things do happen and they happen fast! Recently his PSA remained the same for 2 months so the Dr again ordered a bone and cat scan, which showed the cancer had spread to more lymph nodes. Now he is taking an alternative supplement "Seasilver" because he does not want to start chemo yet. My husband still feels and looks great and I hope yours does too! We grow closer everyday, remain very positive and laugh a lot...we find that is our best medicine!
Howard, My husbands prostate was removed in 4/96 followed by 35 treatments of radiation in 11/96 because PSA was rising. Started first hormone treatment, Casodex, in 6/97 because his PSA started rising again. Switched to Lupron Shots in 2000 once PSA started rising again. In 2001 CAT SCAN showed the cancer did spread to lymph node blocking the uterer to his left kidney which is no longer fuctioning. In December Walt started Zolodex injections...first injection was for one month and the second injection given in January was a 3 month injection. This is where we stand right now. He feels and looks good....the most important message I can give you is to remain positive! This has helped him tremendously. Hope this helped you!
Hi Howard: My husband, Walt who is 62 yrs old, has been battling Prostate Cancer since his prostate was removed in April, 1996. He has tried everything except Chemo. Can you be more specific with your question? Hopefully, we can help each other out.......Pam S.
My husband has been fighting Prostate Cancer for 8 years following a Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy, radiation, Casodex, Lupron and now Zolodex. Last year cancer had spread to a lymph node next to his left kidney which became atrophied. After a recent cat scan we were just notified the cancer spread to more lymph nodes. His Dr. wants to start chemo treatments and we do not believe in that type of treatment especially since he looks and feels great. He is young with such a passion for life and an unbelievable positive attitude. Any suggestions, ideas, etc? I really need help because quality of life is so important to us and I want him around for a long time. We live in Florida but willing to travel anywhere for good care.
My husband has prostate cancer which spread to lymph node and he suggested before you start anything to first get a 30 blood test profile t-cell count to find out level of white blood count, electrolyte test to find out deficiency in immune system and alkaline test to find out acidity imbalance. Once you get results you should approach your Dr or nutritionist who can decide from the results what would be the best solution. Ask your Dr what patterns does he/she see with the test results. He recommended a very good testing center here in Ft. Lauderdale but I do not know where you live and he also recommended a wonderful nutritionist in the same area. I am going to check it out and will let you know. Hope this helps and God Bless!
Thanks, Joyce...yes it is a rough decision but we are willing to try alternatives first. I won't rule out chemo but he is feeling so good, looks great and his attitude has been so positive the last 7 years, I just don't want to change that. I just feel, there must be other alternatives less drastic at this time.
I ordered and will receive by end of week this supplement. Testimonies are wonderful especially for Prostate Cancer spreading to Lymph Nodes, which my husband has. Supposedly cleanses your entire system…good for everything. I need advice soon cause his Oncologists wants to start chemo soon and we are totally against it! He feels and looks great and wants to stay that way! Any advice or suggestions are appreciated!!! Pam Storozuk
Hi Kim, Thanks for your reply. I am afraid the chemo will also wipe out my husband that is why we are trying alternatives at this time. You are really trying many alternatives. We were also looking into essiac tea. I just didn't feel we should try both essiac and sea silver at this same time. Please let me know if all of this is working for your husband. We thought we would take one step at a time but you have taken many. Do you find one alternative is working better than the other? Are you following the advice of a nutritionist and that is why your husband is taking so many alternatives at once? Looking forward to your reply and God Bless! Pam
Has anyone ever heard of or tried this supplement? The testimonials from cancer patients are truly phenominal and I am looking into it for my husband who has prostate cancer which has spread to lymph nodes. Don't want to start chemo and would like to try this first. Need some imput quickly!!!
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