Common prostate treatment is a DEADLY mistake
Guys, they’ll say your prostate cancer is gone, this time hopefully for good. The operation was a success, and you’re now… officially… cancer-free.
But don’t start shaking hands just yet.
They’ll also tell you something else...
You’re NOT out of the woods!
If you’ve already had more than one battle with prostate cancer, you know there’s always a risk it can return yet again.
And since these tumors can be fueled by testosterone, they’ll urge you take drugs to cut your levels of these “manly” hormones if the cancer returns.
But new research exposes the SINISTER truth about these meds…
And it’s something EVERY MAN facing this disease a second time needs to know before going into treatment.
Because these drugs could set off a tragic chain of events that makes your cancer battle look like a picnic!
The TRUE toll of hormone therapy after prostate cancer
The new study focused on the only thing worse than a cancer scare… and that’s when the cancer comes back.
All of the men in the study had been treated for prostate cancer with surgery, only to see the disease return later.
They were probably reassured to learn there’s a plan in place for it – one you’d THINK would be backed by rigorous science.
There’s a plan all right, but it’s never truly been put to the test.
Under the guidelines, prostate cancer that returns after surgery is supposed to be treated with a one-two punch of radiation followed by those hormone drugs.
Some of the guys in the study got just that.
But some of them unknowingly got something else: They were given that same radiation treatment, but a placebo instead of the hormone drug.
And in one set of men, this approach was not only SAFER…but it also worked BETTER and helped to SAVE lives.
Guys with low PSA who took the hormone drug, on the other hand, had:
- NO overall survival benefit;
- TWO TIMES the risk of death from all other causes; and
- THREE TO FOUR TIMES the risk of serious heart and/or neurological problems!
They also, of course, had to face potential side effects of low testosterone including sexual dysfunction and urinary problems. Low testosterone can also lead to muscle loss, brain fog, fatigue and more.
These guys suffered all that thinking it would help to protect them… to save them… to ensure they’d live a long and healthy life.
Instead, they got the opposite.
The study finds guys with high PSA might still benefit from the drugs.
But let’s face it: This is more proof of the reality that EVERY cancer is different. And any attempt at a “guideline” that applies to ALL MEN and ALL CANCERS is pure folly.
So talk to you doctor about your overall risk. Next, talk to another doctor to get a second opinion. And make the best decision tailored to YOUR needs.
And finally, call a holistic medical doctor who can help work with you on natural therapies that can help ensure the cancer never returns.
If you’re in the San Diego area, my team can help. Make an appointment to see one of the doctors here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.
Not in the area? I’m also available for advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.
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