Popeye Posted February 28, 2013 Share Posted February 28, 2013 I have, like most men diagnosed with prostate cancer spent a great deal of time on the internet reading articles and study results in regard to prostate cancer. My delving into this subject has revealed some interesting stuff which I would like to present here in the lounge. The following information is of interest to me as it relates to the use and theory of ADTusage in advanced PC where the goal is to stop testosterone production in men. I would appreciate any feedback from members and so I offer the following information for anyone who may be interested. Please note that I am not presenting this information as a personal opinion of fact but as a subject of interest only, as I too am not a doctor. My readings tell me that: Hormone balance in men and women is critical for optimum health and both men and women share three main hormones in differing quantities. Testosterone, (men)Progesterone, (the balancer) and Estrogen (female). It has long been known that an excess or imbalance of estrogen can cause breast cancer in women, however consider the following argument in the case of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer occurs mostly in older men with low levels of testosterone and low levels of progesterone, estrogen levels in the form of estadiol1 rise and dominate in older men. The estrogen increases in the fat of overweight older men by the conversion of testosterone into the estrogens. Life style contributes to the manufacture of estrogens in men by the over use of alchohol, smoking, diet, pollution, the use of plastics for cooking and drinking and shift work. (sleep disturbance patterns) So are we on the right track in our fight against prostate cancer??????? There is a surprising amount of studies and information available on the role of estrogen in prostate cancer and further research is happening but you really have to go looking for it. It appears to me that there is not much difference between men and women just a different percentage of the same hormones. I think the Chinese hit the nail on the head with the concept of Yin and Yang. Same with the hormones Yin and Yang and is progesterone the juggler???? And is it really estrogen that is the culprit in prostate cancer????? Lee aka Popeye Further Reading http://www.organicsilica.biz/research/8006.pdf (*** Dr John Lee booklet "Hormone Balance for men.) http://health.howstuffworks.com/sexual-health/male-reproductive-system/testosterone-and-estrogen-balance-in-men.htm http://esciencenews.com/articles/2008/05/27/estrogen.helps.drive.distinct.aggressive.form.prostate.cancer http://www.oncoveterinaria.com.ar/contenidos/archivos/file/Julio/Role%20of%20estrogens%20in%20development%20of%20prostate%20cancer%5B1%5D..pdf http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19649507 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19011298 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17983895 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18547385 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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