Radical Prostatectomy – When Is It Necessary?

by Dr. Eric Wood

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Sometimes when a man is faced with prostate cancer, he may jump at the chance to get the gland removed. It makes sense. Of course we want to ‘get rid’ of this disease-ridden organ threatening the rest of our health.

The truth is that the prostate is part of our whole body. And the reason it is dysfunctional is because other facets of our health are out of balance.

While a radical prostatectomy may be necessary in some instances, too often this decision is jumped into too quickly. One has to thoroughly review all considerations and other possibilities.

Today’s article is going to discuss some of those considerations, such as when might it be necessary to finally have one, and and tips to help recover if you decide to have surgery.

Explore Less Drastic Options First and Implement

It’s important to remember: in cases of prostate problems or even cancer, this gland is there for a purpose. Our bodies don’t have extraneous parts. Once surgery is performed, the prostate cannot be put back. The same sexual and urinary function of the area may never return to normal.

That’s a big reason why arguably a man will want to gather lots of information about other things which could impact the progression of disease without involving such a dramatic choice.

One of these, of course, is the ketogenic diet. This brings blood sugar, insulin and inflammation levels way down in the body to take away these potent triggers that typically spur cancer growth.

This is accomplished, primarily, by curbing carbohydrate intake. Vegetables become the primary source of carbs, accompanied by high quality and healthy fats and proteins. Fat becomes the primary energy source, which doesn’t instigate an insulin response, which can promote TGF Beta-1, an inflammation instigator of cancer.

Another is supplementation. You can take supplements along with doing the ketogenic diet to accelerate the healing process. Ben has a whole range of supplements with a variety of powerful ingredients designed target the prostate at different stages of health, from BPH right through to prostate cancer, all of which I highly recommend.

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Many other more holistic or even conventional therapies also exist that don’t involve a surgical procedure. These include everything from mistletoe therapy, IV vitamin C, nutritional enzymes to HIFU, active surveillance, and many others.

The key is that whatever you ultimately choose, remember that your prostate is a part of you. Work on improving the condition of your immune system, your nutritional status, your fitness. All of these play a powerful role in influencing your overall health. But more important than that…the progression of your cancer!

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If You Have Surgery

If you decide with your doctor to go ahead with surgery, there are some important considerations to take.

These Include:

! Avoid blood thinning supplements and meds two weeks prior to your procedure.

! Consider supplementing with modified citrus pectin beginning two weeks prior in order to block the possible spread of cancer cells from the cutting process of the surgery.

! Preferentially choose a pain relief medication (if needed) such as tramadol that isn’t a morphine analogue (which typically suppress immune function).

! Get plenty of rest and good nutrition afterwards and avoid rigorous physical or sexual activity for at least three weeks post-procedure, depending on how well you’re healing up.

 

Surgery is a final decision. There’s no going back. While sometimes (arguably) necessary, it is often performed in moments of desperation and distress. Do your homework before diving headfirst into this life-changing decision.

 

 

I Wish You Good Health, 

Dr. Eric

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