Aug 26, 2004 - 1:03 am
As many of you know, about a year or so ago, the government started a clinical study called SELECT to determine if Selenium and Vitamin E can be effective in preventing PC. The study involves 32,000 men residing at 400 different sites and have never been diagnoses with PC. The study will run from 7 to 12 years. I think this idea, along with cooked tomatoes, has been kicking around for years. At my age, 70, I ain't got time to wait out a clinical study. I recently completed my first four months of homone therapy (Eligard) and my followup PSA test showed a reduction in PSA from 31 to 0.4. I had my second implant and plan to do the Selenium and Vitamin E thing and eat lots of canned, cooked tomatos. My urologist says to go for it and he is as interested as I am in seeing if it has any positive effect. I also read somewhere that Selenium and Vit E may help in preventing reoccurrences of PC and/or becoming hormone resistent. What the hell, I have always liked tomatoes but usually ate them raw which they say doesn't work as well.