PSA Coincidence

PSA Coincidence

LR had been told that he had prostate cancer, that his PSA was high and that he should start on a program of chemotherapy. He refused because he was not at all sure of the benefits of chemotherapy and he was very concerned about the harm it could do. Instead, he embarked on a program over the next four years of three-monthly hormone injections, with the aim of bringing his PSA down to below 1.0. Three years later, his PSA had only come down to 5 and his oncologist added hormone tablets to his regime. LR didn’t feel good on the hormone therapy and when he was advised that more treatment was needed and he should have a course of radiotherapy he refused, again being concerned about the damage it could do and not convinced of the benefit.

Four years from the start of his treatment for high PSA, he came to see me for supportive advice.  He told me that in those four years, on various forms of hormone treatment, his PSA had varied from 3 to 7 and that he had been told it was out of control and that there was nothing more his medical team could do.

When we spoke I advised him on appropriate dietary changes, more suited his unique metabolic needs and towards improving his overall health. He started on a program of regular detox activities and added a conservative number of organic plant supplements.

Only two months later his PSA was down to 0.7. His doctor responded with amazement, saying that he couldn’t believe it! LR had also lost two and a half stone, and he told me that he felt better than he had felt for years and his energy had gone through the roof.

The next time LR saw his oncologist, he said “It’s good that our injections are suddenly kicking in! “ This amused LR, after all, he was sure that the stabilisation of his PSA had a lot more to do with his new regime of the past two or three months than with the four years of medical therapies, and he became annoyed when the oncologist insisted that this was just a meaningless chance coincidence.

A few months later, his PSA was down further, to 0.3 and he was feeling excellent. But he was also conscious that although the oncologist had said he was now in remission, he felt he could not be certain that there could still be a developing program that had not been detected. In other words, he was afraid of a recurrence or an escalation. Therefore, he wanted to do the panel of tests that we could offer that could give him further guidance on this, knowing that if we found specific problems, we could work towards correcting them.

 

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