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What is the best alternative treatment for prostate cancer?

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Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: The best?

Seriously, i would say, in general, avoid "alternative" therapy since it rejects everything we know.
However, I am fully open-, minded for complementary therapy, treatment that may make conventional therapy better. More important, when dealing w/ pc, make sure you need any treatment. Pc is overdiagnosed and overtreated in the us and globally. See http://bit.Ly/kjwly4.

In brief: The best?

Seriously, i would say, in general, avoid "alternative" therapy since it rejects everything we know.
However, I am fully open-, minded for complementary therapy, treatment that may make conventional therapy better. More important, when dealing w/ pc, make sure you need any treatment. Pc is overdiagnosed and overtreated in the us and globally. See http://bit.Ly/kjwly4.
Dr. Steven Tucker
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Castration

Medical (lupron) or surgical castration may be indicated in some as decreasing testosterone levels may help slow growth of tumor. Older men with small low grade prostate cancer do not always need aggressive treatments and may have better quality of life with this approach.
Other alternative treatments are only supportive at best & should not replace conventional treatments. Consult an oncologist.

In brief: Castration

Medical (lupron) or surgical castration may be indicated in some as decreasing testosterone levels may help slow growth of tumor. Older men with small low grade prostate cancer do not always need aggressive treatments and may have better quality of life with this approach.
Other alternative treatments are only supportive at best & should not replace conventional treatments. Consult an oncologist.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology

In brief: None

Unfortunately no alternative medicine treatment has proven to be effective in prostate cancer.
There will always be case reports supporting various alternative therapies but there are no controlled studies with numerous patients to support therapy like with standard treatments. Active surveillance is likely better than unsupported treatment.

In brief: None

Unfortunately no alternative medicine treatment has proven to be effective in prostate cancer.
There will always be case reports supporting various alternative therapies but there are no controlled studies with numerous patients to support therapy like with standard treatments. Active surveillance is likely better than unsupported treatment.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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