Dec 26, 2012 - 2:15 am
The anecdotal info. I have is that most Dr's do not give diet/lifestyle advice to cancer patients, in fact some will even say 'eat what you want', personally I believe better to be happy and have a cookie than be miserable eating brown rice crackers.
This paper shows diet can change gene expression;
and a bit more;
"Americans had fourfold higher age-adjusted rates of colon cancer, and two fold higher rates of rectal cancer than Chinese"
"Rates of prostate cancer and postmenopausal breast cancer were 26-fold and ten fold higher in Americans than in Chinese"
"The growth of LNCaP prostate cancer cells was inhibited almost 8 times more by serum from the experimental than from the control group. Changes in serum PSA and also in LNCaP cell growth were significantly associated with the degree of change in diet and lifestyle."
"physical activity appears to reduce the risk of colon cancer recurrence and mortality"
"Four of 10 evaluable patients experienced an absolute reduction in their PSA levels over the entire 6-month study. Nine of 10 had a reduction in their rates of PSA rise and an improvement of their PSA doubling times. Median PSA doubling time increased from 11.9 months (prestudy) to 112.3 months (intervention). These results provide preliminary evidence that adoption of a plant-based diet, in combination with stress reduction, may attenuate disease progression and have therapeutic potential for clinical management of recurrent prostate cancer."