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The Larger Your Prostate, the Less Your Chance to Get Prostate Cancer

Introduction.

The larger your prostate, the less your chance to get prostate cancer – this is the main conclusion of the recent study by K. R. Nandalur et al.(2021). Until recently, the relationship between benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer (PC) remained controversial. Some studies have found such a relationship, while others, on the contrary, couldn’t find any association between them. Therefore, and to reduce the fear of most people suffering from BPH symptoms of a possible escalation into PC, the idea of the independence of these conditions of the prostate has been propagated. 

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Cruciferous Vegetables (Sulforaphane) and Prostate Cancer

Introduction.

Prostate cancer (PC) is a disease typical for old age, though anomalies in the prostate tissue can be observed in men in their twenties or thirties. Therefore, PC is believed to be slow-growing cancer. The long relatively silent period of prostate cancer suggests that different types of therapies potentially could slow disease progression or stop disease onset, which in turn could help to avoid totally or decrease invasive surgical procedures such as prostatectomy. 

In the previous posts, we discussed various food ingredients such as Lycopene in tomatoes, Polyacetylenic oxylipins in carrots, Vitamin K2 in sauerkraut, and natto that have proven anti-cancer activities. Here we will address the cancer healing properties of one more magic gift of nature – broccoli

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Foods Reducing the Risk of Prostate Cancer. Tomatoes.

Introduction.

Lycopene, belonging to the carotenoids, is abundantly found in tomatoes and tomato-based products, pink grapefruit, and watermelon. Asparagus and parsley despite not having red or orange color, also are good sources of lycopene.  

Lycopene is a potent antioxidant-an important deactivator of reactive oxygen species. The human body cannot synthesize lycopene and therefore, it must be consumed with daily food. The absorbed lycopene is mostly stored in the testes, liver, adrenals, and prostate, with concentrations in the testes as high as 10 times that of other tissues. This may point to an exclusive biological role of lycopene in certain tissues. 

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Prostate cancer: the role of estrogen

Introduction.

Despite the general belief that higher serum testosterone increases the risk of developing new and rapid growth of latent prostate cancer (PC), recently some scientists attribute testosterone only a secondary role. And the emphasis is being shifted onto its direct derivative-estradiol.

In a man’s body, enzyme aromatase converts about 0.3-0.4 % of testosterone (T) into estradiol (E2). Probably, the labeling of these compounds as the male’s and the female’s hormones allowed E2 to stay in the shade while the high T content and its well-known anabolic properties attracted much more attention regarding malignant cell growth. Moreover, for the last eight decades, there has been accumulating evidence directly pointing to T in fuelling prostate cancer.

This belief has resulted in a fear of T therapy for both cancer patients and all kinds of men suffering from low T. Evidence-based education of the general public about the true relationship between T, E2, and PC may help to change public consciousness and facilitate future progress in this demanding area. Let’s try to analyze the available data and understand how these two hormones affect the development of prostate cancer.

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Testosterone and prostate health

Introduction

For over 75 years, it has been accepted that higher serum testosterone increases the risk of developing both new and rapid growth of latent prostate cancer. How did it happen that testosterone, being a hormone controlling the development of the prostate early in life, becomes a destruction and degeneration factor of the prostate in old age? What is the price of risk of testosterone therapy and does it prove the expected benefits? There is considerable evidence that androgen deprivation therapy noticeably depresses the development of prostate cancer in humans and prostate cell line experimental systems. However, there is no clear evidence that an increase in endogenous testosterone levels contributes to the development of prostate cancer in men.
Let’s study the issue carefully analyzing the pros and cons of available evidence-based data.

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Prostate-specific antigen (PSA)

Introduction

PSA is an organ-specific enzyme produced by epithelial cells of the prostate. In healthy men, most of PSA is secreted into seminal fluid liquifying semen and only a small amount of it leaks into circulation. Normal PSA levels in the blood amount between 0-2.5 ng/ml. As a man ages, his prostate is getting larger, leading to slightly higher normal levels of PSA. 

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Vitamin K2 prevents prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease, and bone weakness

Introduction.

It has long been noticed geographical or national differences in prostate cancer susceptibility. These variations were mostly attributed to the specificity of the diet and culinary preferences of different cultures. And this, in turn, suggests that some foods or ingredients of food may have chemoprotective properties against cancer cells. Lycopene, selenium, vitamins C, D, E, and K, green tea, silymarin, pomegranate, and Resveratrol are well-known dietary components that attracted considerable attention of scientists in terms of their anticancer potential. Here I’ll focus on vitamin K2 and its varieties as the natural food components capable of stopping the development of prostate cancer or slowing down its progression.

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A message from a man diagnosed with prostate cancer (Part three)

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Radiotherapy of prostate cancer.

So in Part 2, I left you just after my treatment had ended. We had finally finished the daily trip. I have to say the hospital team was fantastic, so yes it was a long trip – each day there and back, but they helped a lot to ease the feeling on this. The treatment itself (the radiotherapy) did not cause me any pain or reaction which was just as well as I was driving. I was warned by the consultant that at the latter end of the treatment there might be issues with my skin around the area being treated, but I was fortunate enough not to have this happen to me. Apparently, the skin can become very irritated, and you deal with this by massaging appropriate cream into it. We bought the cream in anticipation but did not need it. Anyone for a free tube of cream??

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A message from a man diagnosed with prostate cancer (part two)

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

The biopsy results.

So we left the reader in part one just after I had my biopsy and it was quite a few days before I had to go for the results. The results were quite definite which was a good thing as I didn’t want any iffy results. As we know there were 12 samples of the prostate which were analyzed. Seven of these were found to show that the cancer was present and therefore it was enough to give me a score during the test that indicated that something had to be done.

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