Prostate Cancer- Balancing Conventional and Evidence-Based Non-Conventional

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Treatment of different prostate cancer cells with curcumin or α-tomatine alone resulted in growth inhibition and apoptosis in a concentration-dependent manner

A growing number of articles and studies about Prostate Cancer (PCa) casually refer to most men having prostate cancer growing in their prostate. At least those of us over the age of 50. When I read studies telling me this all I can think about is how I can rid my own prostate gland from any prostate cancer that may be growing inside it.

I am a long-term cancer survivor who does not want to ever hear the words “you have cancer” again. Ever. My skin crawls if I even walk into a hospital.

The studies linked and excerpted below offers an inexpensive, evidence-based, non-toxic therapy. No, tomatine combined with curcumin will not kill PCa cells as quickly as radiation, a prostatectomy or HIFU. But then again, tomatine and curcumin probably don’t come with side effects either.

I take a low-dose of curcumin daily. I’ve been supplementing with curcumin for years because of it’s many healthful properties. I can’t find any information about a supplement that contains tomatine. So I have to rely on eating tomatoes. Now I know that each time I eat a tomato I’m killing some prostate cells in my body.

I am a cancer survivor and cancer coach. For more information about both conventional and non-conventional therapies to treat prostate cancer, scroll down the page, post a question and I will reply ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Combination of α-Tomatine and Curcumin Inhibits Growth and Induces Apoptosis in Human Prostate Cancer Cells.

“α-Tomatine is a glycoalkaloid found in tomatoes and curcumin is a major yellow pigment of turmeric. In the present study, the combined effect of these two compounds on prostate cancer cells was studied…

Treatment of different prostate cancer cells with curcumin or α-tomatine alone resulted in growth inhibition and apoptosis in a concentration-dependent manner. Combinations of α-tomatine and curcumin synergistically inhibited the growth and induced apoptosis in prostate cancer PC-3 cells. Effects of the α-tomatine and curcumin combination were associated with synergistic inhibition of NF-κB activity and a potent decrease in the expression of its downstream gene Bcl-2 in the cells

Combination of α-tomatine and curcumin more potently inhibited the growth of PC-3 tumors than either agent alone. Results from the present study indicate that α-tomatine in combination with curcumin may be an effective strategy for inhibiting the growth of prostate cancer.”

The Effect of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training On Incontinence Problems After Radical Prostatectomy

“This study was a randomized controlled trial. Pelvic floor muscle exercises were applied to the procedure group three times a day for 6 months. No exercises were applied to the control group. Incontinence and quality-of-life assessments of the 60 patients in the experimental and control groups were performed on months 0 (10 days after removal of the urinary catheter), 1, 3, and 6 through face-to-face and telephone interviews.

Total Incontinence Consultation on Incontinence-Short Form scores, which provide an objective criterion for the evaluation of individuals with incontinence problems, decreased over time. This decrease was statistically highly significant in the third and sixth months.

Pelvic muscle floor exercises are suitable for patients experiencing incontinence after radical prostatectomy.”

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