Prostate surgery doesn’t save lives in most cancer cases

Gentlemen, as you know November is prostate cancer awareness month here in the UK and it just so happens that I have news on a new study that debunks the mainstream’s “slash-and-burn” approach when it comes to prostate cancer.

One of the largest and longest studies on the topic once again confirms what many other studies before have shown: Going under the knife for prostate cancer won’t add more candles to your birthday cake.

And not only that, but it will saddle you with problems in both the bedroom and the bathroom!

The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, followed 700 men with early-stage prostate cancer who were randomly assigned to receive either surgery or “observation” –meaning they were monitored and only treated for any bothersome symptoms that showed up.

By the end of the study, it turned out that the gents who went under the knife didn’t live significantly longer than those who were simply observed.

Isn’t that the whole point of doing surgery in the first place – to increase your chances of survival?

But what surgery did do was cause serious complications – and not just secondary infections, something you risk anytime you let someone cut you open. The guys who got surgery found themselves unable to hold their pee and unable to perform “in the moment.”

Bottom line: You’re better off doing nothing than letting your doctor slice into your manhood!

Now, the study did suggest that surgery may prolong life for one group and one group only: those with intermediate-risk disease, meaning they had more aggressive tumours that were more likely to spread.

But, since the vast majority of new prostate cancer diagnoses – 70 per cent – are of those in the early stages, surgery usually shouldn’t be your first step.

Opting for the “watch-and-wait” approach will have you covered – because that so-called “active surveillance” involves getting regular blood tests and screenings to make sure your cancer isn’t spreading or progressing.

In most cases, tumours grow so slowly that you won’t need any treatment at all!

But there are plenty of natural steps you can take to slash your risk of developing prostate cancer in the first place… and fight it if it’s already started brewing.

Exercise daily: Research shows that the adrenaline released when you exercise can trigger an immune response that actually shrinks tumours.
Supplement with cancer fighters: Quercetin, modified citrus pectin, and curcumin are all proven to reduce chronic inflammation and support your immune system in fighting cancer cells.
Balance your hormones: Any elevation in oestrogen can fuel prostate cancer. To help reduce the amount of oestrogen you take in through food, follow the Paleo Diet! And limit your exposure to plastic containers – chemicals from these can leach into your food and mimic oestrogen once they’re inside your body.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Editor
Nutrition & Healing

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Sources:

Surgery for Prostate Cancer May Not Save Lives: sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170712201146.htm

Follow-up of Prostatectomy versus Observation for Early Prostate Cancer, nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa1615869

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