Writer Gabe Canale was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010 when he was 35. His cancer was not at an advanced stage so he chose to use an active holistic approach to treatment which meant “quarterly PSAs, annual biopsies, a variety of supplements and a radical change in diet and lifestyle.” Canale also chose to speak to experts so they could answer his cancer questions. He spoke to Dr. Lorenzo Cohen, M.D., who uses integrative medicine. These were his cancer questions:
“You are the director of an integrative medicine program” and a “proponent of men taking an “integrative approach” to managing their prostate cancer. Explain that.”
Dr. Cohen said men must take care of their health in a proactive way. Lifestyle changes can help men improve their quality of life, organ functions and general health, so their body eliminates cancer cells before they are a problem. A healthy diet, regular exercise, stress management and ensuring a healthy social support network all help towards these goals. “An integrative approach will work with people to optimize their health in a comprehensive manner,” said Dr. Cohen.
“What advice would you give a man just diagnosed with prostate cancer?”
Dr. Cohen advised men to speak to as many different medical professionals as possible before making their treatment decision. “In some situations, opting for active surveillance may be the appropriate treatment decision,” Dr. Cohen said.
Stay tuned for more cancer questions on the integrative techniques Dr. Cohen uses in our next article!
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