Prostate Cancer Treatment Options
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common male cancer in the United Stated with an estimated 240,000 new cases per year. It affects men who on average are 70 years old and upward.
The prostate is a gland which surrounds the urethra located below the neck of the bladder. It has a middle lobe, two outer lobes and is covered by thin membranes called capsules which produces a prostate-specific antigen, or PSA. PSA is the tumor blood maker which is used in to assess prostate cancer risk. If a PSA level is elevated on a blood test, a doctor will perform a fine needle biopsy to determine if the elevation is due to cancer.
Prostate cancer often progresses slowly and may cause no symptoms. In some individuals, however, prostate cancer is extremely aggressive and there is a high probability of cancer metastasis and spreading to bones of the pelvis, ribs and vertebra. Regardless of the diagnosis, patients should not waste time in obtaining the appropriate cancer treatment and seek a second opinion for the treatment of the cancer. Speak to urologists, oncologists, and research all treatment options. Be sure to ask a lot of questions as cancer therapy for prostate cancer has breakthroughs in treatment. Sunridge Medical offers second opinions and treatment for prostate cancer.
Alternative Prostate Cancer Treatment
At Sunridge Medical, our highly-trained physicians are experts in providing an integrated approach to the alternative treatment of prostate cancer care. Our treatment plans are individualized, even for patients with the same type of cancer that offers our optimal treatment success.
Revolutionizing Alternative Prostate Cancer Treatment
Our physicians have found that symptoms can frequently be improved and even reversed with our treatment protocol. We take a holistic approach to patient care and strive to not only treat the cancer, but also alleviate symptoms, increase quality of life and most importantly, address the underlying cause of the disease.
The Sunridge Approach to Prostate Cancer Treatment
The Sunridge approach to Prostate Cancer treatment is to study the whole body, investigate the underlying cause of the cancer, understand the diagnosis and how the cancer manifested. We establish the overall wellness of the patient and their ability to respond to treatments; then based on these findings deliver the best treatments to stop the cancer and stave off additional disease.
Our combination of therapies for Prostate Cancer provide patients with the most successful approach to treatment. Our cancer plan aims at attacking the cancer, and restoring the body’s natural defense and regulatory mechanisms, including the immune system and detoxification pathways. More importantly our strategy includes balancing hormones, cleaning up the gut and maintaining wellness to prevent cancer reoccurrence by building back what was missing in the body when illness was first detected.
Cancer cells develop in every human being and when the cancer cells form in a body with a healthy immune system, well before they become tumors they are identified and destroyed by the body’s natural defense mechanism. Restoration of the natural defense system is an important part of the cancer treatment otherwise a successful, long-term recovery from prostate cancer is difficult to achieve.
We are committed to finding solutions that stop cancer from returning. Cancer is a complex disease that requires a serious approach. At Sunridge, identifying all the factors which led up to the cancer diagnosis allows us to build a detailed battle plan to eradicate cancer once and for all.
Prostate Cancer – A Second Opinion
We are ok being second, if we are the second opinion after a Prostate Cancer diagnosis. Alternative Prostate Cancer treatment can be an option for some when all other treatments have failed. We can help even when all other conventional treatments have failed, and we are a last call. However, when Sunridge Medical is the second opinion at the beginning of a healing journey, we have an impressive impact on the outcome of cancer.
We look at cancer differently than the traditional oncologist who only sees cancer as treating it traditionally with surgery, chemo, and radiation. Although sometimes that traditional treatment can be effective for an abbreviated time, it does not always eradicate cancer and stop its reappearance. We seek out a permanent end to cancer.
Prostate Cancer Therapy Options
Cancer Care patients seek alternative Prostate Cancer treatment at every stage of their cancer journey. Some at the beginning, during or immediately following a Prostate Cancer diagnosis and when all conventional treatments have been exhausted. For over fifteen years, Sunridge Medical has treated patients with all types and stages of Prostate Cancer including Stage 4 Prostate and metastatic Prostate Cancer.
This devastating cancer diagnosis becomes rather clinical quickly when treatment options are offered including conventional and alternative Prostate Cancer treatments. Since often Prostate Cancer is not discovered until it is in Stage 4, no one Prostate Cancer treatment plan is the same.
Naturopathic Oncology and Integrative Oncology
Patients receive care by more than just our doctors; Sunridge has an integrated cancer care team with access to an arsenal of treatments that gives us confidence to treat all stages and forms of Prostate Cancer.
Naturopathic oncology is a holistic process that looks at the entire system of a patient and aims to discover the cancer source. Integrative oncology is a newer trend in cancer care that looks at the most effective treatments alternative cancer care and conventional care offer and uses the best of each world. There is a stronger focus placed on the ability of alternative cancer care to build up the body than that of conventional treatment which very often leaves the body permanently damaged.
Understanding Prostate Cancer Treatment
All bodies have cancer cells within them which can develop tumors but healthy bodies with intact immune systems typically identify and destroy these cells before they develop into serious health problems. Healthy cells should not be susceptible to alteration by a change in the environment from chemicals or toxins. Normal cells effectively fight off viruses and bacterial infections before they can cause permanent damage to a cell. Additionally, some genes we are born with can cause cells to fail to function properly and leave healthy cells vulnerable to disease.
The Cancer Cell in Prostate Cancer
Learning about the initial stages of cancer is important because it helps us understand how to stop its progression and kill off this disease. It is easiest to recognize cancer when we fully see how cells work normally and what makes a cell fail and become cancer.
Almost one hundred years ago, a Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery that cancer cells undergo aerobic glycolysis which is the conversion of glucose to lactate in the absence of oxygen in the cell, referred to as the “Warburg effect.” This effect was observed in a wide range of cancer cells with impaired mitochondria.
All cells have mitochondria or little power plants that create energy. In a healthy cell these power plants combine oxygen, making it an aerobic cell (just imagine a cell wearing leg warmers) and mix in glucose, also known as sugar which comes from our food.
The cell’s output of energy is triggered by insulin which makes energy units of ATP, thirty-six units of ATPs to be exact (you can think of ATPs as kilowatts). Depending on the type of cell, depends on the type of energy that is manufactured. A dermis cell grows skin, a liver cell detoxifies and so on and so forth, as each cell has a job and a target for its energy. When a healthy cell is working correctly it is an amazing thing to behold.
A Weakened Immune System and Cell Production
If the immune system is not strong enough to fight off infections or toxins which can come from chemicals or other substances in the air, food, or environment – there is interference with a cell, and it can become sick. Damage occurs in the cell’s mitochondria (power plants) and it can begin to malfunction. The power plants no longer use oxygen to make energy, and this converts them to non-oxygen using cells also known as anaerobic cells.
The sick cell is only able to use sugar in its power plant to produce energy and starts giving off less ATP energy sometimes as little as 2 ATPs (kilowatts). This kilowatt output is so dim that the cell cannot survive as a normal cell, and it begins to make changes and look for a way to restore its energy output. The need to create energy opens increased areas of insulin to release into the cell so it can survive. This process continues to change the cell into a cancer cell.
The cancer cell morphs and as part of its change it is no longer welcome in the area it originally belonged. The cell loses its glue becoming a cell called a metastasis which can relocate to other places in the body. As an example, a morphed liver cell can now be found in the Bone as the cancer cell originated as a liver cancer.
Circulating Tumor Cells and Cancer Stem Cells
Often early in a diagnosis we find Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) which are morphed cells that have sloughed off a tumor as they lost their stickiness and are flowing throughout a cancer patient’s bloodstream. This shedding is part of the tumor metastasis and is used a factor in a “liquid biopsy” providing insight into the cancer staging and progression rate.
Cancer Stem Cell (CSCs) are cells that act like other stem cells being able to reproduce themselves and are resistant to conventional treatment which can cause relapses of cancer.
A healthy immune system will kill these cells. However, if a patient receives chemotherapy, their immune system is too damaged and so weak that it is unable to put up any defense to cancer cells. At Sunridge, we insure there is a strengthening of the immune system so the patient’s body can do its job and keep tumors from growing or cancer returning.
Stopping the Glucose Game
Cancer cells are very fond of glucose so to control the cells and put an end to the damage the cells are creating, we need to rid the body of as much glucose as possible. We encourage patients to control the intake of simple sugars because sick cells cannot survive on protein and healthy fats. We introduce a ketogenic diet. By focusing on healthy fats and proteins, this carbohydrate-lite eating plan begins to rob the cancer cells of their energy and ability to cause further damage.
For skeptics about the power of sugar to do damage in the body it may be interesting to note that a PET scan, which detects cancer within the body works with an injection of radioactive glucose which is tracked throughout the body. The scan detects how tissues react to glucose and oxygen. The areas of the PET scan with abnormally high absorption of glucose are determined to be cancer. Clearly there is a sugar connection.
At Sunridge, we also utilize ozone therapy which adds ozone gas into the blood by purifying the blood and introducing oxygen into under-served cells. Anerobic cancer cells hate oxygen and begin to die with the delivery of ozone.
Standard of Care for Prostate Cancer Treatment
The “Standard of Care” in Prostate Cancer is surgery and radiation. Many patients diagnosed with Prostate Cancer are reluctant to undergo the suffering and caustic nature of radiation. However, some conventional doctors refuse to participate in the treatment of a patient unless the conventional medical “Standard of Care” is followed. This can leave patients cut-off from traditional medical support when seeking naturopathic oncology.
Sunridge Medical physicians welcome working with a patient’s conventional physician but additionally we have an incredible network of some of the best-in-their-class surgeons and radiologists that can support any health protocol a patient chooses.
The Effects of Chemotherapy vs. Natural Chemical Prostate Cancer Treatment
Chemotherapy is like pouring weed killer on a garden. The flowers get as damaged and die right along with the weeds, but then even more resistant weeds find their way to the surface. Chemotherapy attacks every cell in the body. Hair cells stop their ability to hold onto the hair follicle in many chemo treatments because the chemo has attacked a healthy cell. Neuropathy is induced because the chemo attacks healthy nerve cells. Organs such the heart and kidneys can be permanently damaged because chemotherapy indiscriminately attacks healthy cells and cancer cells.
To the contrary several natural chemicals can create a specific programmed cell death (apoptosis) of cancer cells by penetrating the cancer cell membrane. Apoptosis attaches a genetic message for a cell to self-destruct. Omega 3’s, Resveratrol, Vitamin C, pine tree bark and an exhaustive list of morphing substances found in nature can have this miraculous affect, especially when delivered directly into the bloodstream intravenously. It would not be fair to say that alternative cancer therapy is without side effects, but those effects in no way rank in the same caustic category of chemotherapies.
Common Symptoms Associated with Prostate Cancer:
- Difficulty or pain with urination
- Inability to urinate
- Frequent urination during the night
- Dribbling of urine
- Feeling a sense of urgency to urinate frequently
- Blood in the urine
- A feeling that the bladder is not empty after urination
- Pain or burning sensation with urination
- Constant pain in the lower back, pelvis or upper thighs.
- Bone pain
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