Herbs and Supplements for Prostate Cancer

Practicing medicine

Complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of prostate cancer

Leo Auerbach MDa,

aOutpatient Clinic for Complementary Medicine, General Hospital of Vienna, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Available online 14 November 2006.

Abstract Treatments based on complementary medicine have gained significant ground in oncology. Patients are mainly interested in adequate support, reduction of the side effects of clinical medicine, strengthening their immune system and enhancing quality of life both during and after chemotherapy and irradiation treatments.

In the last few years, a number of complementary strategies for the treatment of prostate cancer have been evaluated and published in international journals. These studies allow us to present today, with scientific accuracy, the initial results of complementary treatment methods, describe their contraindications and interactions, and discuss a safe individualized therapy with the patient.

In Western Europe and the USA, immunomodulatory, anti-oxidative and herbal therapies, in particular, have been investigated and published. Of these, we discuss mistletoe therapy, enzyme therapy, carotinoids, lycopene, vitamin A, C, E, selenium, phytoestrogens, PC-SPES, physical therapy and relaxation techniques and psychological therapy.

Several studies have demonstrated the improvement in quality of life and the value of complementary medicine as an adjunct to chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Based on fruitful communication and cooperation with the treating oncological urologist, internist/oncologist or radiotherapist, complementary therapy might serve as a valuable and useful supportive measure for prostate cancer patients.

The Journal of Men's Health & Gender Volume 3, Issue 4 , December 2006, Pages 397-403


PC-SPES/SPES & Hormonal Therapies OFF MARKET

Includes Action Alert, articles, studies and LINKS

Further Information from Ralph Moss
PC Spes
PC-SPES at Twice the Dose May Cause Bleeding
PC-SPES & Paclitaxel Interactions
PC-SPES Last Trial Shows Efficacy
Androgen Independent Prostate Ca
Androgen Deprvtn Thrpy & Cognitive Performance
Modified Citrus Pectin

A powder that may stop or slow metastases

Modified Citrus Pectin Increases PSA Doubling Time
Mod Citrus Pectin: Prevention/Treatment
Patent Assigned for Prevent/Treat Heavy Metal Poisons
Vitamins as Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Various studies

Selenium & Prostate Cancer
Vitamin E and C
Vitamin C and Vitamin K3
Vitamin D
Vitamin A & Apoptosis in Prostate Ca
Prospective Study: Vit A/C/E/carotenoids-Prostate Ca Risk
Supplemental Zinc & Prostate Ca Risk
Use of Quercetin & Ultrasound for Human Prostate/Skin Ca Cells
Study supports prostate cancer benefits of tocotrienols
Orally Active Amazon Plant Extract-BIRM: Growth/Mets Inhibited

Cancer Chemo & Pharm, 7/03

I-3-c, DIIM Induce Apoptosis:Prostate Ca Cells

Food Chem Toxicol, 6/03

Inositol hexaphosphate (IP6)& Mouse Prostate Cells
Diindolymethane:Anti-Metastatic Prostate CA
Induction of Apoptosis (Cell death) in Human Prostate Ca Lines
Indole-3-carbinol & Prostate Cancer
Cannabinoids: Approach for Treatment of Prostate Ca

J Cancer Research, 3/05

D-limonene: Anti-Proliferative Effects-Human Prostate Ca Cells

AACR Abstract #4773, 2003

Post-Diagnostic Diet & Prostate Ca
Resveratrol Suppreses Growth In Bladder/Prostate Ca Cells
Herbs & Prostate Cancer

Soc of Urologic Oncology, 12/03

Pygeum africanum Extracts & Human Prostate Ca Cells
Chlorophyll-based Therapy for Prostate Cancer
Center for Holistic Urology: Columbia University
Benefits of Zyflamend in Early Prostate Cancer
Protective Effect: Andrographis paniculata & Urothelial Toxicity

Integrative Cancer Therapies, 9/06

Chemical Info on Andrographis
Increased Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha & Natural Killer cells
Antiangiogenic: Andrographis paniculata extract & andrographolide
 Novel Agents for Prostate Cancer Chemoprevention

Endocrine-Related Cancers, Posted 10/06

SELECT Prevention Trial: vit E and Selenium STOPPED
IP6, Proteasome Inhibitors KILL Prostate ca cells

Brit J Cancer, October 2008

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