Diet and Supplements

The Well Reviewed Guide to Advanced Prostate Cancer (A Survivor Perspective) Has Been Updated and is Now Available for a free Download

Somehow I have been negligent and not let people know that I have written and posted a major update of my “Guide to Advanced Prostate Cancer.” As in the past, it is available as a free download from the Malecare web site. Helping me to update the book was prostate cancer survivor Craig Pynn and my own caretaker, Wendy Lebowitz. Anyone reading the first edition will be surprised when you see how many changes and updates this edition has included. It now has a very extensive conversation about living in the world as a cancer survivor as well as more [...]

Hot Flash Treatments Used for Women Don’t Work in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer on ADT

Those of us with advanced prostate cancer who have used hormone therapy (ADT) often find that we are plagued with hot flashes that are detrimental to our quality of life (QOL). I believe that hot flashes are the most common side effect complained about by men who are on ADT, in the scheme of seriousness they are low down, but in their effect on our QOL they are way up on the top of most of our lists. It's often been thought that treatments that can help women who have hot flashes because of their hormone therapy to treat their [...]

Living Through Chemo with the Support of Natural Immune System Boosts – Probiotics

Mama might have been correct, eat your yogurt. Many of us already know that a healthy gut with plenty of probiotics to support your gastrointestinal health is absolutely critical to boosting your immune system. Experts say that gut flora could account for as much as 80% of our immune system! A study from the University of Michigan has shown that common probiotics may be the answer to the poisonous effects of chemotherapy treatments as well as the overuse of antibiotics which kill all the good bacteria in our bodies. Commonly, doctors prescribe antibiotics prior to chemotherapy, but these not only [...]

Evidence That Vitamin D3 Levels Effect Survival in Men with Stage IV Advanced Prostate Cancer

Conversations among survivors and evidence in the literature suggests that there is a positive association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] (vitamin D3) and survival in certain types of cancer, including advanced prostate cancer. Researchers from the Cancer Treatment Centers of America investigated the relationship between survival advantage and vitamin D3 levels in newly diagnosed stage IV prostate cancer survivors. In their study they looked at 54 men who were treated at their institution and who were newly diagnosed stage IV prostate cancer. The subject survivors underwent the establishment of a baseline of their serum vitamin D3 levels prior to receiving [...]