ROACH: I am a 65-year-old man. Two years ago, I used to be identified as having medium-grade prostate cancer tumor. I read a huge selection of articles as well as many studies relating to the effectiveness of treatment. However, it became obvious to me that the odds of any type of treatment healing prostate cancer tumor is practically zero, therefore I have chosen to do nothing at all. Aside from the knowledge that I’ve malignancy, my health is good, with one exception. I’ve lost 20 pounds in two years. Blood checks from two doctors have shown nothing at all, and I am told there is nothing more that can be done.
I also was told that prostate cancers are highly unlikely to cause weight reduction, so the cause must be another thing. I exercise and feel great generally, none which has changed in the past 10 years. I do eat less sugar, red meat, dairy, and sodium since my analysis. But I no longer think that the diet is responsible for my weight loss, which is continuing.
Can you please suggest other testing to try to diagnose my problem? The PSA test was designed to be used to follow the course of the disease, and it is very good at correlating with the quantity of disease. Sometimes more-sophisticated tests, such as bone scans or CT scans, are needed to look for spread. However, since two doctors have said that the prostate tumor is not likely the reason for the weight reduction, let’s think about the other options. Chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation all have their problems –but you didn’t take these.
So what causes significant weight loss in a 65-year-old? Cancer is a possibility, which is possible to have significantly more than one at the same time certainly, so I would make sure your other malignancy screenings, especially colonoscopy, are up-to-date. Malabsorption, especially celiac sprue but many other kinds, include gastrointestinal symptoms usually but not always. Persistent attacks like HIV and tuberculosis can hide and need to be appeared for.
- 3 Mushrooms, diced
- 2 teaspoons of cocoa pulverization
- Your body percentage estimate may help you regulate how much weight you want to lose
- 3 Led Screen
- Bake in oven for 25-35 minutes
Psychiatric disease, especially depression, often turns up as weight reduction. High thyroid levels and diabetes have other symptoms usually. Everything having been said, I still think the change in diet (less red meat, salt, sugar, and dairy) absolutely could be leading to the weight to drop further. The fact that you feel well and are exercising makes diet a far more likely cause than concealing disease. The booklet on the prostate gland discusses cancers and enhancement.
Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Roach –No. 6 Can. With the recipient’s printed name and address. Please, allow four weeks for delivery. DR. ROACH WRITES: In a column in August, I had written that the cause of fecal incontinence is not found often. Many readers wrote to tell me about causes that could be looked for. Celiac sprue going the list, but other readers pointed out lactose and fructose malabsorption, carcinoid tumor, collagenous colitis, C. diff infections, Giardia infection, glucose alcohols (such as mannitol or sorbitol), too much coffee, bile dumping and bacterial overgrowth.