Chapter 28
PROSTATE CANCER:
HOPE AT LAST 
 THE CAUSE OF PROSTATE CANCER
 PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN

 THE CAUSE OF PROSTATE CANCER
 DISCOVERED TO BE FUNGI/MYCOTOXINS

 MEN CAN PREVENT PROSTATE CANCER
 BY KNOWING THE CAUSE AND OMITTING IT
 

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVE

Prostate Cancer Afflicts Millions Of Men:
The Medical Cost Is Billions Of Dollars

Prostate cancer is a major medical problem that is expected to affect hundreds of thousands of men and cause tens of thousands deaths each year in the United States (Rhim and Kung [1997]).

Millions of men are now afflicted worldwide. Prostate cancer has become the leading cause of cancerous deaths in men.

An estimated $1.5 billion is spent annually in the U.S. for direct medical expenses and an additional $2.5 billion for indirect costs for the management of prostate cancer (Tewari and Narayan [1998]). The global cost is unknown but can be estimated to be at least tenfold the U.S. figures.
 Despite its widespread prevalence and because of the difficulties in clinical diagnosis and treatment of the disease, the causative mechanism underlying prostate carcinogenesis has remained unknown up until the time of publication of fungal/mycotoxin etiological facts presented in this book.
 

THE REPORTED CLINICAL FACTS

Prostate Cancer Is The Leading
Cause Of Cancerous Death In Men

There is no better evidence of the futility of our medical approach to the management of prostate cancer than the fact that this cancer is now the most common cause of cancerous death in men (Fournier and Mangin [1995]; Hanchette and Schwartz [1992]).
 

A Grim Reality:
Prostate Cancer Is Incurable

Prostate cancer is an incurable disease. It is all too often suggested that cases are being cured but the evidence for such is lacking in the medical literature.

The major problem is that the natural course of prostate cancer may be quite short or may be quite long extending over many decades. Such long-standing cases, when diagnosed early, may give the impression of a "five-year cure".

Furthermore, there can be no untreated persons used for controls for the denial of treatment is unethical from the medical perspective, morally wrong, and completely indefensible from the medicolegal realities.
 An Optimistic Medical Reality:
Dietary Change Prevents Prostate Cancer

Doll (1992) noted that several decades ago there began to emerge a consensus among cancer epidemiologists that diet might be responsible for 30-60% of cancers in the developed world and that that it should be possible to reduce cancer incidence rates by this amount by practicable dietary change.

Doll also noted that very small effects, if any, were attributed to food additives and to the pollution of food by trace pesticides, which the public has increasingly regarded as important causes of cancer risk.

It was subsequently broadly agreed that the principal changes required to bring about cancer prevention were a reduction in the consumption of fat; an increase in the consumption of fruit, green and yellow vegetables, dietary fiber, and some micronutrients; and by an improvement in the methods of food preservation.

OF COURSE, PROPER FOOD PRESERVATION REDUCES
FUNGAL/MYCOTOXIN CONTAMINATION OF FOOD!
 

Dietary Change Also Increases Life Expectancy
Of Patients With Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Additional support for the dietary connection is provided by Carter et al. (1993) who conducted a case-control study of patients with metastatic prostate cancer who were placed on a very low fat, moderately high fiber, and moderately reduced calorie diet.

It was found that there was a significant association of the dietary modification with longer survival and improved quality of life.

Traditional Chinese Diet
Prevents Prostate Cancer

Finally, supporting data is found in the dietary habits of a country with a population of over a billion. That country is China where men have an incidence of prostate cancer which is 120 times less than that found in the United States (Wang et al. [1995]).

We may not all be able to move to China but we can certainly move the traditional Chinese diet of fresh fish, vegetables, soya and rice to the dining tables of Western men.

When men also remove heavy drinking and smoking from their lifestyles, they can enjoy a prolonged and healthy sexuality associated with a normal functioning/cancer-free prostate gland.
 

Better Food—Better Health—Better Wealth

We began this chapter with several statistics relative to the high cost of prostate cancer. It is quite appropriate to end the chapter with another financial-related observation.

Simply changing one's dietary, drinking and smoking habits is not only a very inexpensive way of preventing prostate cancer, it increases personal wealth by not having to pay the tremendous price of a developing cancer of the prostate.

IT’S A VERY SMALL PRICE FOR A MAN TO HAVE
IMPROVED LONGEVITY AND AN EXTENDED SEXUALITY.
 
 
 
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