Information on Allopathic, Natural, Holistic treatment choices for prostate cancer in Naples, FL
In our practice we use Natural, Holistic treatments.
Prostate cancer is a cancerous tumor in the prostate gland, a small walnut-sized gland in men that makes seminal fluid, which helps carry sperm out of the body. The prostate is located beneath the bladder and surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine out through the penis.
Signs and Symptoms
The signs and symptoms of prostate cancer may not appear in the early stages of the disease. However, as the cancer grows, it may cause some of the following symptoms:
- Frequent urination, especially at night.
- Difficulty starting or stopping urination.
- Weak urine flow or reduced amount of urine.
- Blood in the urine or semen.
- Erectile dysfunction.
- Pain or discomfort in the testicles or penis.
- Painful ejaculation.
- Pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or thighs.
It is important to note that these symptoms can be caused by several other conditions and are not necessarily indicative of prostate cancer alone. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to see a doctor for assessment and proper diagnosis. Regular check-ups with your doctor and screening tests can help detect prostate cancer early when it is most treatable.
Age. Prostate cancer is most common in men over 55.
Race.African-Americans have a greater risk of developing prostate cancer than Caucasians. Caucasians have a greater risk than Native and Latin Americans.
Family history of prostate cancer.A man is 4.5 times more likely to get prostate cancer if his brother has it. If his father has it, he is 2.3 times more likely to develop prostate cancer.
High-fat diet. Foods rich in saturated fat may raise testosterone levels, which stimulates the growth of the prostate.
Lack of exercise.
Obese men may be at a greater risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer, and the cancer may be more difficult to treat.
Smoking. Smokers may have an increased risk of dying from prostate cancer, as well as other cancers.
Exposure to certain chemicals, such as cadmium, which is found in some batteries, and to pesticides.
Having a sexually transmitted infection (STI), such as gonorrhea, may also increase the risk of developing prostate cancer.
Screening tests can include a digital rectal exam (DRE) and a blood test to check for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. However, these tests are not always accurate and can give false-positive results, leading to unnecessary biopsies, treatments, and their possible side effects.
When these tests suggest that cancer may be present, a biopsy can confirm the diagnosis.
Imaging tests such as MRI, CT, and bone scans can help determine the extent of the cancer and whether it has spread to other parts of the body.
Allopatic Treatment options
Treatment options for prostate cancer vary depending on the stage and aggressiveness of the cancer. Active surveillance, where the cancer is monitored closely but not treated, may be an option for some men with slow-growing tumors.
Other treatments include surgery to remove the prostate, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy.
Surgery: Removal of the prostate gland, which may be done with traditional open surgery or minimally
invasive techniques such as robotic-assisted surgery
Radiation therapy: Using high-energy beams to kill cancer cells, which may be delivered externally or
Hormone therapy: Lowering levels of hormones such as testosterone,
which can fuel the growth of prostate cancer cells
Chemotherapy: Using drugs to kill cancer cells, typically for advanced cancers that have spread to other
parts of the body
Treatment side effects can include:
• erectile dysfunction,
• urinary incontinence,
• bowel problems,
Although there is not guaranteed way to prevent prostate cancer, some steps that may lower the risk
• Maintaining a healthy diet and weight
• Exercising regularly
• Not smoking
• Reducing exposure to toxins such as cadmium
Alternative treatments that can be effective against prostate cancer:
- Acupuncture: Acupuncture has been used as a complementary therapy to relieve the symptoms of prostate cancer and side effects of treatment.
- Herbal supplements: There are various herbal supplements we use that are believed to help reduce the growth of prostate cancer cells.
- Exercise: Regular exercise helps in keeping the body healthy and promotes the immune system of the patient, thereby helping to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
- Stress reduction through:
• Meditation: This technique helps in calming the mind and relieving stress, which can improve the overall health and help ease the symptoms of prostate cancer.
• Mind-body therapies: Mind-body techniques like hypnosis, visualization, and guided imagery can help patients in dealing with pain, anxiety and depression associated with prostate cancer.
- Rectal ozone therapy
5. Ozone therapy has become a popular alternative treatment for various health conditions.
Here are some of the reported benefits of ozone therapy:
• Boosts the immune system: Ozone is believed to stimulate white blood cells and improve overall immune function.
• Reduces pain and inflammation: Ozone injections may help reduce pain and swelling in acute and chronic injuries.
• Promotes tissue healing: Ozone promotes blood flow and oxygenation, which can potentially speed up healing and recovery.
• Treats infections: Ozone gas has antimicrobial properties that can sterilize and kill pathogens, making it useful for treating certain types of infections.
• Reduces stress: Some proponents suggest that ozone therapy can help reduce stress and increase energy levels.
PEMFs might be capable of inhibiting cancer growth by disrupting the mitotic spindle during cell division. Through this mechanism, PEMFs impair the orientation of spindle tubulin and induce dielectrophoresis.
Hyperthermia applied as radiosensitizer or chemosensitizer has shown great results in over four decades and is presently successfully applied in combination with radiotherapy or chemotherapy for treatment of many tumor types
- Peptide Therapy
Peptide can be utilized directly as a cytotoxic agent through various mechanisms or can act as a carrier of cytotoxic agents and radioisotopes by specifically targeting cancer cells. Peptide-based hormonal therapy has been extensively studied and utilized for the treatment of breast and prostate cancers.
Studies have shown that hydrogen gas can induce apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in cancer cells. This effect has been observed in various types of cancer, including breast, lung, colon, and prostate cancers. Additionally, hydrogen has been found to inhibit tumor growth and metastasis in animal models.
One possible explanation for the anti-cancer effects of hydrogen is its ability to activate the immune system. Hydrogen has been shown to increase the activity of natural killer (NK) cells, which play a critical role in detecting and killing cancer cells. It may also enhance the function of dendritic cells, which are responsible for initiating an immune response against cancer.
Another possible mechanism is the ability of hydrogen to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. These processes play a key role in the development and progression of cancer. By neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation, hydrogen may create a less hospitable environment for cancer cells to thrive.
In addition, some studies suggest that hydrogen may protect healthy tissues from damage caused by cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This is particularly important as these treatments can often cause serious side effects and damage to healthy tissues.
While more research is needed to fully understand the mechanisms underlying the anti-cancer effects of hydrogen, the evidence so far suggests that it may be a promising therapeutic option for cancer patients.
The goal of Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is to stimulate the lymphatic system and promote the drainage of excess lymph fluid. This is accomplished through gentle techniques that help to move the lymphatic fluid away from the affected area and toward healthy lymph nodes where it can be processed and eliminated from the body.
In addition to managing lymphedema, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy can also help to alleviate pain, reduce swelling, and improve overall range of motion. It may also help to boost the immune system and promote healing.
It is important to note that Lymphatic Drainage Therapy should only be performed by a trained therapist who specializes in cancer treatment related lymphedema management. Patients should also consult with their oncologist or healthcare provider before starting any new therapies or treatments.
Overall, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy can be a valuable tool in managing cancer treatment related lymphedema and improving quality of life for those affected.
Bioresonance therapy can help increase the patient’s immune system and assist with reducing the patient’s stress levels during the cancer treatment process. The therapy aims to improve the patient’s overall well-being, which in turn may aid in the successful elimination of cancer cells from their body.
In conclusion, while Bioresonance therapy cannot directly cure cancer, it has proven to be effective in assisting with the prevention and treatment of cancer. The technology works to eliminate harmful substances from the body, promote healing, and aid in the management of side-effects caused by traditional cancer treatment options.