Rising PSA from Sydney
Dear Dr Chris,
Pray that you and family are in good health and always become blessings to the people.
My fatheris now living in Sydney, has been on the CA Care Herbs continuously since beginning of 2012 (as per my last email below): capsule A, prosta tea and mt guava tea, until now.
He is also on a vegan diet until now. The following shows typical of what he eats everyday:
1. Breakfast – black bean, green bean, red bean porridges with black chia seed and pumpkin seeds.
2. Morning tea – sometimes he eats 2 slices of bread with almond jam
3. Afternoon tea – fruits (apple, orange, kiwi, unripe banana, pear, strawberry, blueberry, avocado, dragon fruit, papaya, nectarine, peach, apricot)
3. Lunch & dinner – red or black rice with tofu/tempe/mushroom and vegetables
However, his PSA still keeps on rising every time. Since beginning 2013, he is checking his PSA at 3 months interval. The latest PSA June 2013 rose almost double from Mar 2013.
My father Daniel’s PSA readings are as follow:
05 Mar 2012 – 0.66
05 Apr 2012 – 0.71
21 May 2012 – 0.71
15 June 2012 – 0.72
16 August 2012 – 0.74
06 Nov 2012 – 1.1
05 Mar 2013 – 1.6
05 June 2013- 2.9
If you have forgotten, for your information, my father had a radical prostatectomy in 2007 because adenocarcinoma of prostate present with Gleason Score 4+4=8 with the portion of grade 4 carcinoma being 100% but no radiotherapy or chemo until now. Please find attached the Histopathology report immediately after the radical prostatectomy in 2007.
My father and we as a family do not want my dad to go through radiotherapy or chemo. We are grateful that his urologist has been quite respectful of my father’s decision to try taking herbal therapy instead of following his suggestion immediately for my dad to have radiotherapy since last year 2012.
On 21 June 2013, my dad had an MRI of Pelvis and Whole Body Diffusion. And on 09 July 2013, he also did Nuclear Whole Body Bone Scan. Please find attached both results.
On 27 June 2013, my father went to see his urologist for his regular 6 monthly check up. His urologist suggested my father to see the Radiation Oncologist to evaluate the benefit of starting on radiotherapy treatment or just wait and see if his PSA reaches 10 then to start hormonal therapy, as his PSA was now doubling in the last 3 months. Previously it was only creeping up slowly.
My dad has concerned for the fruits that he eats above which have encouraged the rise of his PSA. Please advise us what fruits that are not suitable for him.
My father and we as a family are confused now what we should do, we advised you previously that my father do not want to have radiotherapy therefore he has been on CA Care Herbs from early 2012 until now, non stop and also he is a Vegan.
Kindly advise us in your opinion and from your experiences, what my father should do for this continuous rise in his PSA. He really does not want to go through radiotherapy or hormonal therapy.
We really appreciate your advice and assistance.
(Note: From our record, patients started herbs on 13 January 2012 and as of July 2013 it has been a total of 19 months BUT he only took herbs for a total of 9 months only. What happened to the remaining 10 months?).