Aside from skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer, and its mortality rate is second only to lung cancer in men. The surgeries are risky; often resulting in infertility and or impotence, the standard treatments can make the patient sick and at times are ineffective.
The prostate is part of the male reproductive system; it’s responsible for making up part of the seminal fluid that helps carry sperm from the body as semen during ejaculation. An average healthy prostate is approximately the size of a walnut. The exact causes of prostate cancer are unknown, but there are certain risk factors associated with greater chances for developing prostate cancer. A person’s age – prostate cancer can occur in younger men but is rare in those under forty-five years of age; race – prostate cancer is more common among African American men than white or Hispanic men; family history and diet are also potential risk factors in the development of prostate cancer.
Some common symptoms associated with prostate cancer include urinary problems: frequent urination at night, weak stream of urine, painful or burning urination, and blood in the urine; difficulty achieving an erection, and pain in the lower back, hips and upper legs.
Some suggest that nearly every man, provided that he lives long enough, would develop prostate cancer. Some doctors say “not all men die from prostate cancer, but a lot will die with it,” this both illustrates the fact that prostate cancer is not always deadly, or that it doesn’t always pose a situation where death is imminent and the fact that prostate cancer is very common.
At this point the treatments for prostate cancer are essentially the same as for other forms of cancer. The prostate can be removed if the cancer hasn’t spread to surrounding areas, but this can lead to erectile dysfunction or impotence. Chemotherapy and radiation are used, but neither holds any kind of guarantee and both of these can make the patient physically ill. There is no cure for prostate cancer – or is there?
Studies have shown that in high concentration ascorbic acid, or simple vitamin c, either kills or does extensive damage to cancer cells in a Petri dish. Medical tests have been conducted on the effects of orally consumed forms of vitamin c, but the body is quick to expel extra vitamin c through the urine, rendering these tests all but worthless. To get the levels of ascorbic acid necessary to poison the cancer cells into the body it would have to be administered intravenously. No formal extensive studies have been conducted to this effect as of yet. Why modern medicine doesn’t seem very interested in truly exploring this seemingly viable option remains a mystery.
There are however, some clinics and physicians who are willing to give vitamin c a try. Patients looking to treat whatever form of cancer they are suffering from with ascorbic acid can find places willing to serve them. Doses of 30 or more grams administered a few times a week in some cases have proven very successful for some cancer patients who had little hope or others who were unwilling to put their bodies through the more medically accepted treatments. Intravenous ascorbic acid treatments generally aren’t covered by insurance, but they are affordable and in my opinion a reasonable option for those seeking an alternative therapy.
As with the traditional treatments, the success rate isn’t one hundred percent, but generally the only side effects are positive. Perhaps if more and more people decide to opt for this “natural cure” and success rates are recorded, government grants will be allotted for proper testing and we’ll be one step closer to curing not only prostate cancer, but all cancer.
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