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Prostate Cancer: How to Interpret a Rising PSA Post-treatment

The following is a clinical perspective from Dr. Geo, whose recent book on prostate cancer (Thrive Don’t Only Survive) is available and recommended. A 63-year-old patient who is one year after prostate cancer surgery recently came to see me at my clinic following his recent diagnosis of recurrence PSA. He looked at me strangely, so I asked him, “What’s wrong?” He responded with “I thought I didn’t have ever to worry about prostate cancer again since I had it taken out. I expected my PSA to be zero forever. I’m confused.”Men who opt for aggressive treatment of prostate cancer such as a radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy, and so on unfortunately believe they are...

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New Book on Integrative Prostate Cancer Treatment

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Geo on the publication of his book, Thrive Don't Only Survive: Dr.Geo's Guide to Living Your Best Life Before & After Prostate Cancer.This thoughtful, well-researched new book is an absolutely great resource for men over 50 and those who love them. We highly recommend that you pick up a copy, and once you have had a chance to read it, to then spread the good word by posting a review.Prostate cancer is a call to action. Rebuild, Reclaim, and Renew!

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The Science Behind ImmunoPCTN

At XY Wellness, we seek to support the natural strengths of your body. To do this, we provide information and recommendations for choices of lifestyle and supplements. One of our most popular products is called ImmunoPCTN. This blend of botanicals (ingredients listed below) is designed to help support a healthy immune system as well as healthy cells. All of the ingredients in ImmunoPCTN are documented by good science that shows their potential positive effects in the growth and maintenance of healthy cells, particularly your immune system. In this post, I’ll give some examples of the support behind our product. Modified Citrus Pectin Don’t balk when you see the word...

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Treat People, Not Just Disease!

The Takeaway First No two people are the same, and the only way to treat disease effectively is to see that there is noone way. Treatment is usually better when personalized. Standardized Medicine? Dr. Kathy Miller, MD put up a video online last month in which she raised a provocative question: “Will clinical pathways go the way of the dinosaur?” Clinical pathways, if you don’t know, are sets of standard methods or guidelines (you might call them road maps) for the treatment of disease. They were first invented in the ‘80s as a way to make the healthcare industry more efficient. These systems have proven to cut costs and shorten hospital stays (Chang et al., 1999; Chen et...

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Is it true that aspirin reduces prostate cancer risk?

New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that a low dose of aspirin (81mg a day) may decrease the risk of prostate cancer in men who are high risk. According to the study, high-risk men who took aspirin or another NSAID lowered their risk for overall prostate cancer by 13% and potentially deadly prostate cancer by 17%. This association (not causation) is thought to be a result of reducing the inflammatory marker Cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) in the body. Over six thousand men between the ages of 50 and 75 participated in the study. They included men from North American and Europe. It would seem like this is great news. After all, anything that reduces one’s...

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Dysfunction in the Medical Industry

Our medical industry is suffering from systemic dysfunction. The drivers behind much of this dysfunction are two-fold: conflict of interest and lack of transparency. The net result is eroded trust and reduced effectiveness. As a society, we can and must do better. Doing so will require us to collectively demand more from the various participants in the system. Today I would like to share with you our perspective here at XY Wellness on what the core issues are, and on what reforms we would like to see take place. To begin, we believe that the potential side effects of a recommended course of treatment should never be more serious than the health condition now being treated. We believe...

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Anti-tumor Activity: How To Encourage It

Let’s start with some definitions: Abberant cell growth (or cancer) occurs in the absence of natural cell death causing cells to grow and divide without end. Tumor formation is the process where cells divide and form a neoplasm. Not all tumors are malignant. Malignant tumors are comprised of cancer cells that are potentially life-threatening. Angiogenesis is the process where new blood vessels grow from existing ones. It is a normal process in the body, but is also involved in the process where a dormant or benign tumor changes into a malignant one. Metastasis is the process where cancer cells spread, typically through the lymphatic system. How is prostate cancer different than...

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Cancer: How to Talk to the Newly Diagnosed

How do you talk to the newly diagnosed? There is no more a potent reminder of how fragile and fleeting life is than being diagnosed with cancer. You may have family or friends who have been affected by cancer. Based on that, you may think that you understand what they are going through and how best to support and help them. You don’t. Unless you have had the words “you have cancer” directed at you, you have no idea.And I know this first-hand. I thought I understood, but apparently mortality is nothing more than an abstract concept until it is not. Today, I want to share with you three suggestions on how best to talk to and help a loved one who is newly diagnosed with prostate or...

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