Prostate Cancer - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Prostate Cancer. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Preparing for a PSA test  

Posted by Jeanie (Ca) on 06/30/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Preparing for a PSA test

My husband went for a long overdue physical. He is healthy and on no medications. The doctor gave him an exam and sent him directly to the lab for blood work. When his PSA result came back it was at a disturbing 9.34. The doctor referred him to a urologist at a cancer institute. The appointment was 3 weeks away.

He started right away to alkalize his body with the baking soda (1/2 teaspoon) and molasses (1 tablespoon) remedy twice a day. He also limited acidic causing foods. He started taking 1 cayenne pepper capsule, 1 Turmeric, and 1 garlic capsule twice a day, and Saw Palmetto once a day.

The urologist did a digital exam (DE) and told my husband to be retested, but had him wait 6 days before the test. He explained that the DE itself raises the PSA results. He explained that the prostate is so sensitive that it takes very little to agitate it. So, after research here are some other things my husband did for six days.

No bicycle or motorcycle riding. No sex. He wore loose fitting pants. He did not mow our lawns because he uses a rider mower. He also went fasting to the test.

The results came back yesterday at 3.6. A great number for someone 73 years old! The urologist had told him that he did not expect the number to change very much and was already discussing a biopsy.

Men, insist that you are either able to have blood work before the exam or are able to wait at least 4 days after a digital exam before being tested.

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