(© 2 February 2012: Dr.V.M.Palaniappan, Ph.D.)
(Source: Palaniappan, V.M. 2010. Cancer: Causes, Cure and Prevention: ISBN: 978-967-9988-14-7. 624 pp)
May I present here some basic information related to any one of the cancers so that the method for creating (or curing) a cancer in a healthy person can be understood in the right perspective.
Although it is common knowledge, I would like to bring the following to your memory (as found in: Aumuller 1979, and Lichtenstein et al 2000).
Functions of the prostate gland:
• It helps in the controlling of urinations.
• It produces some of the substances (e.g., calcium, sugar, etc.) that are present in the normal semen.
* It is the semen that transports the sperms.
• The prostate gland helps in making and storing the seminal fluid.
* The gland measures about 3 cm long and weighs about 20 grams
The following info is from Page 441-443 in MY book on Cancer:
Treatment Options for Cancer Currently Available (American Academy of Physicians 2008, Wikipedia 2008 ):
• Surgical removal of the cancer (If the tumour is still inside the prostate, surgery called radical prostatectomy is common treatment option.)
• Radiation therapy (This also is used for tumours that are still inside the prostate, radiation therapy (using x-rays) kill the cancer cells).
Generally, tumours that have grown beyond the edge of the prostate can't be cured with either radiation or surgery.
They can be treated with hormones that slow the cancer's growth.
• "Watchful waiting" (This is also a treatment option. In this approach, no treatment is given until the tumour gets bigger. Watchful waiting may be the best choice for an older man who has a higher risk of dying from something other than his prostate cancer.)
• Hormonal therapy (This therapy is also called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) or androgen suppression therapy. The goal is to reduce levels of the male hormones, called androgens, in the body. Androgens, produced mainly in the testicles, stimulate prostate cancer cells to grow. Lowering androgen levels often makes prostate cancers shrink or grow more slowly. However, hormone therapy does not cure prostate cancer (American Cancer Society, Inc. 2008).
• Chemotherapy (This can be used in advance prostate cancer if the cancer has extended to other parts of the body. Chemotherapeutic drugs are both toxic and systemic. Toxic because they damage cells so badly that upon division the cell dies. Systemic because chemotherapy affects all the cells of the body as it circulates through the blood stream (Meda-clicks, 2005).
• Proton therapy (This is considered a superior type of radiation therapy that permits a more precise delivery of a higher dose of tumour destroying energy, to kill the exact tumour cells, available since the beginning of this century (The National Association for Proton Therapy, 2008)
• Cryosurgery (This a technique for freezing and killing abnormal cells. It is used to treat some kinds of cancer and some precancerous or noncancerous conditions, and can be used both inside the body and on the skin)
• High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). (This therapy dest- roys tissue with rapid heat elevation, which essentially ‘cooks’ the tissue. Ultrasound energy, or sound waves, is focussed at a specific location, and at that ‘focal point’ the temperature raises to 90oC in a matter of seconds (International HIFU, 2008).
• MY method of treatment is aimed at a complete cure: This will be described later in this article.
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Causes as found in literature, with MY (VMP) interpretations in parentheses.
• The specific causes of this cancer still remains unknown (Hsing et al, 2006).
(VMP: This has come to light, from now on. It may not be fair for Western medical practitioners to claim that ‘no one knows the causes’ of the disease, simply because I am not one of them.)
• The risk is related to a man’s age, genetics, race, diet, lifestyle, medications and other factors (Hankey et al, 1999).
(VMP: Even a young man can develop a prostate enlargement and a cancer. It all depends upon his eating and urination habits.
Genetics, race, and medications do not have any relationship to prostate problems.
However, one’s diet and lifestyle has direct relationship to the development of prostate problems.
Usually men at younger ages prefer to eat meat, whereas, on reaching about 50, they begin to become health-conscious, and start eating abundant vegetables. This gives them far too much of calcium, and hence the prostate development.
While trying to reason out why men, more than women, get Bladder Cancer, some scientists in Rochester University (2007) have come up with the explanation that the androgen (i.e., the male sex hormone) receptor in men is extra active than in women.
This explanation does not seem to fit in, in the case of Bladder Cancer, for reasons I have already explained in the concerned chapter.
However, the above explanation appears to make sense when it comes to the Prostate Cancer.
The Prostate Gland, as seen above, produces semen. While doing so, it draws large quantities of calcium from blood and serum so as to use it for the production of the seminal fluid.
This function is almost similar to the behaviour of lactiferous tissues in the breasts of women. There, calcium gets absorbed from all available sources for the production of milk meant to feed the offspring. If the woman does not reproduce and feed her baby, then, the calcium accumulates to form lumps and cancers.
Likewise, the excessive absorption of calcium (that becomes available from over-eating of calcium oxalate containing vegetables and fruits) by the Prostate Gland should be responsible for the development of cancer there.
We should take it that the androgen receptor is extra active, and that favours the excessive accumulation of calcium.
If the concerned man has regular ejaculation of the semen (either through sexual union or through masturbation), then, all the accumulated calcium would get used up, and there may not be any for further accumulation to form a cancer there.
However, if the person abstains from discharging his semen at regular intervals, and at the same time, if he consumes abundant vegetables, his Prostate Gland is bound to retain it and give rise to cancer.
Often, younger men are very active in sexual activities or masturbations. Whereas, along with increasing age, men tend to slow down. This should be the main reason for those who are above 50 to get the prostate cancer.)
• In USA, in 2005 alone, 230,000 new cases of prostate cancer were estimated, and 30,000 deaths have occurred (Jemal et al, 2005).
(VMP: Why should this be so when the so-called advanced medical research has been going on in a very vigorous manner? It is so because, the researchers appear to be addressing the symptoms and not the root causes of the problem.
However, the correct reason for the increased incidence of prostate cancer in such developed countries could be due to the ‘high awareness’ brought to them through various mass media that erroneously ‘teach’ them that consuming abundant vegetables and fruits would keep them healthy.)
• In UK, in 1999, there were 27,700 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed (BBC News, 15 Dec., 2003).
(VMP: It appears all the developed nations are involved in doing misdirected research.)
• Cancer is said to strike one in six men, mostly those over the age of 65, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation (ScoutNews, 2007; Dotinga, 2007).
(VMP: It is common knowledge that young men prefer to eat more meat and other foods of animal origin. Whereas, men as they get older, begin to consume more of vegetables. They start believing that vegetables are bound to keep them healthier and long-life. Unfortunately, these are the ones that have abundant calcium in them. Some of the vegetables have large quantities of calcium oxalate crystals that are capable of accumulating at the prostate gland which are responsible for the enlargement of the prostate gland as well as cancer.)
• Recent research has revealed that PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) levels are 20 to 25% lower in overweight and obese men than in men of normal weight (ScoutNews, 2007).
Dilution because of the body size is offered as explanation for this phenomenon (Dotinga, 2007).
(VMP: The observation that there is a reduction in the level of PSA in the obese is correct, whereas the explanation offered is incorrect. The true reason for the above appears to be the following:
Men (and women) become obese not because of just fat in their body. I have clearly established through all my publications (Palaniappan, 1998-2008) that it is accumulation of calcium in cells of all soft tissues of the body that makes a person obese.
Calcium accumulates because of (a) under-urination, (b) chronic constipation, (c) consumption of calcium-rich vegetables, fruits and foods, (d) taking calcium-enriched foods, and (e) calcium supplements (Palaniappan, 1998-2008).
All the above calcium uniformly makes the entire body of a person obese. When this happens, the prostate gland too becomes increased in its size – resulting in prostate enlargement, otherwise called benign prostate hypertrophy.
However, if a person happens to consume too much of calcium-oxalate containing consumables (essentially fruits and vegetables), then, most of such crystals seem to end up in the prostate gland.
A continued overloading of calcium oxalate crystals continues to enlarge the prostate gland, making the cells there enlarge (=hypertrophy), which at a later stage, on crossing over the threshold point, begin to divide asexually (mitotic cell division). This happens only to accommodate the oncoming calcium oxalate crystals. Such cell divisions are called hyperplasia. The new cells thus formed are collectively called neoplasm.
I have established to statistically highly significant level, that the obese people normally consume only very little vegetables. They prefer to eat foods of animal origin all the time, except for small additions of spinach now and then. Hence, the chances of obese people accumulating calcium oxalate crystals in their prostate gland is very little.
On the other hand, to a significant extent, the thin people consume abundant greens, and therefore, they end up developing prostate enlargement and cancer.
Another equally important reason has relation to the androgen output - i.e., sexual activity of obese people. All overweight and obese men tend to be sexually inactive.
If a 30-year-old married thin man has about 16 - 22 times sex in a month, an obese man of the same age would have only about four times (Palaniappan, 2007).
This seems to be directly related to the production of seminal fluids.
A decreased semen production would require much lesser calcium. Therefore, the prostate would draw only much less calcium from the lymph fluid. As a result of this, the overweight and obese men are bound to escape from prostate cancer development.)
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I will post tomorrow more info related to causes for prostate cancer, along with my interpretations.
Dr. Palani, Ph.D.