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Cognition and Hormone Therapy (ADT)

There have been numerous studies examining the how hormone deprivation (ADT), in the treatment of prostate cancer, has on a man’s cognition. There have been contradictor studies about this issue, however having had the experience and the honor of dealing with so many men with prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), as well as my own personal experience, I must fall in line and agree with an online published study that shows that men on ADT are likely to experience cognitive impairment of some type. The study was small, as all of the other studies have been, followed [...]

The 5 Important Questions We Need To Ask Men Who Are End Stage – Handling Grief

Advanced prostate cancer will eventually end, barring another cause of death, with the demise of the individual survivor. Knowing that you suffer from a terminal illness is hard, it is hard on the family and it is hard on the individual. Many of us don’t think about it, but it is also hard for many of our healthcare professionals. We all have great difficulty dealing with the thought of the eventual and then the actual death of our loved one. In many cases this difficulty also extends to our healthcare professionals. Like the family, they need to find a way [...]

Response Vs. Reaction: The Mouse Theory of Dealing with Cancer

I was at a restaurant recently and I saw a mouse shoot across the floor and scamper under a table. I wasn’t the only one who noticed the little critter. A number of people began to scream, especially some of the people who were at the table that the mouse chose to pass under. Actually, a better description of those people was that they were really panic stricken. Their faces were twisted and their voices or actually their utterances were sharp, loud and full of four letter words. They all started jumping out of their chairs, actually into the air, [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|How We Live, Inspiration, survivorship, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can A Low Carb Diet Affect the Side Effects of Hormone Therapy (ADT)?

Dr. Steve Freedland, from Cedar Sinai conducted a controlled, randomized clinical study that evaluated the efficacy of an extremely low carbohydrate diet on the side effects of hormone therapy (ADT).   The study showed that an extreme diet has a positive impact on many of the side negative effects as well as causing significant weight loss that probably has many other additional positive health effects. An interview with Dr. Freedland is available at: https://healthunlocked.com/advanced-prostate-cancer/posts/134335778/low-carb-diet-adt as well as another interview with him that basically repeating the findings already mentioned at: urologytimes.modernmedicine... Briefly, summing up some of his findings he reported that: "In [...]

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