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Prostate cancer has three defining realities, in my experience.

  1. First, every man develops some prostate cancer if they live long enough.
  2. Second, conventional treatment, too often, results in difficult side effects including urinary inconvenience, erectile dysfunction and/or bowel dysfunction.
  3. And three, according to the study linked and excerpted below, treatment side effects don’t have to happen.

Defining reality #3 points out an almost revolutionary finding from the study linked and excerpted below. In an effort to get rid of all of their prostate cancer, most men over-treat their prostate cancer which leads to side effects and reduced quality of life including:

  • urinary incontinence 
  • erectile dysfunciton

Please don’t misunderstand me. We all want to get any cancer cells out of our body if we are diagnosed with any type of cancer. However men undergoing many prostate cancer therapies underestimate their risk of serious side effects.

If you have low-risk prostate cancer, consider watchful waiting and treating your PCa with evidence-based, non-conventional therapies such as:

  • exercise,
  • nutrition,
  • supplementation (curcumin, lycopene, saw palmetto, etc.)

My overall point here is that the traditional FDA approved prostate cancer therapies such as a prostatectomy or radiation came with serious side effects. The study below says that men can wait to treat with little, if any risk.

I am saying that if you choose to “watch and wait aka active surveillance” you don’t have to simply watch and wait. You can pursue therapies to reduce your risk of prostate cancer that will probably make you feel better while reducing your risk of advanced prostate cancer.

If you do want to treat your prostate cancer, consider one of the therapies listed below. HIFU, for example, may have been untested and on the fringe, say, 10 years ago. But no longer.

I’ve researched and written many blog post about prostate cancer. My father, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather, all die all died with prostate cancer. No from, but with.

Do you havre prostate cancer? If so, scroll down the page, pos a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.


David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

PCa treatments can be avoided or delayed in many cases, study finds

  • A new long-term study finds a 97% survival rate among men with PCa at 15 years, regardless of whether the disease was treated or not.
  • While it can be difficult to decide on one’s response when faced with a prostate cancer diagnosis, the study suggests that the decision need not be too frightening.
  • Men who decided not to be treated experienced double the chance of eventual metastasis, but even that did not lower their rate of survival…

When a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, he has two choices to make. He may choose to be treated or to keep a watchful eye on the often slowly progressing disease. If he selects treatment, he then must decide on the type of treatment that seems most suitable.

New research presented this month at the European Association of Urology (EAU) Congress in Milan, Italy reports the results of a study comparing the outcomes associated with each of these choices. The study is the longest-running of its kind.

The study found that 97% of men diagnosed with PCa remained alive at the end of the 15-year study, regardless of whether they were treated or the type of treatment they received.

While the course of their disease varied somewhat depending on their decision, even men whose cancer had metastasized survived…

As part of the study, participants agreed to be randomly assigned to actively monitor their disease, radical prostatectomy surgery, or radical radiation-based therapy.

The study appears in the New England Journal of Medicine

Options for people with PCa

PCa most often — though not always — progresses slowly, taking many years to spread or metastasize beyond the prostate.

The three most common medical responses to a diagnosis of PCa are:

  • active monitoring — in which the cancer is closely monitored through PSA testing and regular prostate biopsies, moving to active treatment only if symptoms arise or cancer grows.
  • radical prostatectomy — in which the entire prostate, and presumably cancer, is removed.
  • radical radiotherapy — the prostate is treated with radiation to kill cancer.

Both radical prostatectomy and radical radiotherapy are frequently accompanied by lifestyle-altering adverse effects, such as erectile, urinary, and bowel dysfunction…

He noted that there are many men who may be good candidates for a treatment option called focal therapy. Focal therapy targets cancer through various means, including


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