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Prostate Cancer

Alkaline Diet for Reducing PSA

08/07/2007

Question:

Following a positive biopsy in 6 of 11 samples and a gleason score of 7, I went on a total Akaline diet of raw organic fruits and vegetables, wild caught fish, ancient grains, omega 3 oils, goat yogurt green teas. No dairy, no meats, no caffeine, no alcohol. Several natural immune boosters. My pre-biopsy PSA`s were 4.2 reduced to 3.8 with a month of antibiotics. My post-biopsy after 30 days was 5.3. I began the above diet at this point and the last PSA was 3.2 (down from 5.3) after being on the diet for only one month. I will have another PSA test in one months time prior to my R/P surgery date. If My PSA is further reduced below 3, I am considering delaying the surgery in favour of additional testing such as EPCA and tNOX blood tests,as well as an MRI. Does this make sense to you?

Answer:

These facts are also explained by:

1] the variability of PSA

2] PSA usually rises after the injury the biopsy causes and then declines as the prostate heals.

I think that whatever happens to your PSA the key fact here is that 6 of 11 biopsies contain cancer and that will not go away with your new diet. My advice is to keep your surgery date.

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Response by:

R Bruce  Bracken, MD R Bruce Bracken, MD
Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati