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sunblade
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Joined: Oct 2003

Hi all!

Here's a brief history of my PC. 2/29/2000 diagnosed with PC (Age 50). Stage T3a gleason 4+3=7 Initial PSA was 6.7. Had RRP on 5/15/2000. No other treatment at that time. I had a Sural Nerve Graft which was considered experimental at the time. Did not work. I am completly non functional since then but lucky to be in relativly good health at this time.
PSA went up to .3 in 2003. From 1/19/2004 to 3/15/2004 underwent external beam rad.
PSA okay until 2005, then it went up to .2 then .3.
I am now on Lupron (1 every 4 mos.) and so far my PSA has been < .1.
What I'd like to know is, does anyone know about the positive effects of pomegrante juice? I have been taking it on the advise of a friend but when I ask the doctor about it he just says that it, "Can't hurt.", but that's all.
I know that no one can predict what my lifespan will be, but is there anyone out there that has a similar history like mine, and how are you doing?

Thanks for listening.
Sunblade

Photon
Posts: 57
Joined: Jul 2005

Hi Sunblade

My histology and psa was similar to your in fact the psa was the same and the Gleason was 8&9s in all 10 cores. In April 2004 I had a RP my psa following it was 0.3 which stayed that was until November 2004 when I had external beam rad. The psa went down to .27 and stayed around there until April 2006 when I was diagnosed with mets in my lymph system. It was then I decided to run an alternative programme alongside the casodex I was prescribed - I live in the UK where they don't automatically put you onto Lupron or Zolodex if you request it. I also started on pure organic pomogranate juice and in 3 months my psa went to 0.003. I came off casodex and continued with the juice for another 6 months and psa has down at zero for all the time. I have just had another one and will get the result on the 19 April.

My surgeon had the same reaction as yours when I told him about the juice. But they are conditioned to believe in their own and drug company medicines so its a natural reaction. Try the pure juice and see. I did not use supermarket stuff because it is not pure enough I found mine on the web.

All the best
Photon

Bamfam
Posts: 28
Joined: Jan 2007

Photon -- just had RP 10 days ago. DId you just use the pure organic kind?? Have seen blends organic - but not pure. Usually mixed with blueberry or currant juice

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Bunny1
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Joined: Apr 2007

My brother is taking 4 pomegranate capsules/day as part of a regimen that includes meds and supplements. The prescribing doctor was fine with the pomegranate extract capsules. It was recommended to buy these from a specific site.

Photon
Posts: 57
Joined: Jul 2005

Bamfam - the product I use is called Biona and it is an organic pure juice not made from concentrate and has no other product mixed with it. Supermarkets do not stock it I get it from an online source called Herbs, Garden and Health which is probably a UK company but there must be an equivalent in the US.

Bamfam
Posts: 28
Joined: Jan 2007

Thanks -- will check here and online. How much did you drink each day?

Photon
Posts: 57
Joined: Jul 2005

I buy 3 months supply of 1 litre glass bottles and drink 200 cc a day

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