Study: Common Prostate Cancer Treatments No Better Than Doing Nothing
A new study done by the University of Michigan indicates that many prostate cancer patients may be opting for over-aggressive surgery and radiation treatments when milder therapies may be more effective.
“Experts believe many prostate cancer patients overreact to the word ‘cancer’ and subsequently over-treat their condition. ‘Prostate cancer is different in several ways,’ says Dr. Mark Scholz of Prostate Oncology Specialists. ‘It grows much more slowly, it doesn’t spread nearly as easily.’ Natural health proponents say alternative therapies can be highly effective at both preventing and reversing prostate cancer. For example, altering the diet to balance levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and supplementing with pomegranate juice and capsaicin — the chemical that makes peppers hot — have been shown to be effective at slowing and even reversing prostate tumor growth. ‘Prostate cancer is easily prevented and even reversed without using any drugs, surgery or radiation,’ said Mike Adams, author of How to Prevent and Reverse Prostate Cancer. ‘Medicinal foods like pomegranates and tomatoes provide a powerful defense against prostate cancer and can even help reverse the condition,’ he added. ‘Most conventional medical treatments for prostate cancer are not only useless, they’re actually harmful.'”