Here’s a Picture of our King and Queen of the Mountain Jersey

King and Queen of the Mountain Jersey We have a really fun program where ‘Guys and Dolls’ can win one of these coveted jerseys. It’s fun. Subscribe to this blog for more information. read more

How to Make Green Tea a Bit Yummier

I’m a 9.6 year prostate cancer survivor – Class of 2003 – so I’m approaching that 10 year recurrence window. As a result, I’m redoubling my efforts to make certain my diet is as close to a cancer prevention eating program as it can be. Yes. I do believe there is a cancer prevention program we can follow. But today’s post is about green tea. You may or may not be a single malt scotch drinker, but there was a period in my life where I became quite a single malt connoisseur. That was when I was working for a French aerospace company and traveling frequently to Europe. That was a great period in my life, but let’s get back to green tea, shall we? There are many different types of green tea and we’ll take a look at those in later posts. I’ve come to really enjoy green tea’s flavor, even though it’s good for me at the same time. Pomegranate also is reported to be a healthy and a useful anti-prostate cancer food, so I simply heat up the water, add a splash of Pom Wonderful, drop in the tea bag, and 4 minutes later I have a […] read more

What’s a Plant Based Diet? And why does it Matter?

On the Road to Recurrence? I’m now mid-way through my ninth year as a prostate cancer survivor, which means that I’m approaching the 10 year point where prostate cancer tends to recur, it it’s going to. Two weeks ago I was in Washington, DC for the final day of our 171-day Prostate Cancer Pony Express and two prostate cancer conferences, the Celebration of Science hosted by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and the Zero prostate cancer summit. I was struck by the dedication and hard work of the research community but there doesn’t appear to me to be any dramatic treatments on the near-term horizon. Given that 30,000 men die each year from prostate cancer, all prostate cancer survivors support continued research funding. But, with my PSA having moved from undetectable 5 years ago to the .04 – .08 range, I’m concerned about what I personally can do prevent or delay its recurrence. How About a Plant Based Diet? I’ve written before about the China Study, a book by T. Colin Campbell, that very succinctly points out – along with detailed references to the relevant science, that a plant-based diet – no meat or dairy – can – read almost always […] read more

Guys don’t Let Guys Get Prostate Cancer

Today is the first Tuesday in September, which is Prostate Cancer Awareness Project’s monthly Prostate Cancer Awareness Day. But, September is also national Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Guys, this month you need to do three things: 1 – Create your free, anonymous PSA tracking account at 2 – Get at least one of your buds to do the same 3 – Meet us at the White House fence by Lafayette Park @ 12:15 pm on Sunday, September 9th, to celebrate the end of the 171-day, 25,000 mile, Prostate Cancer Pony Express ride. read more

Without PSA Screening, Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases Would Increase Dramatically

A recent study published in WebMD looks at the results of PSA screening and finds that the PSA test has significant reduced the number of men who are diagnosed each year with advanced prostate cancer, the kind that generally kills men within two years of diagnosis. Read the full article below July 30, 2012 — If it weren’t for routine PSA prostate cancer screening, an extra 17,000 Americans each year would learn that they had the worst form of the disease, a new study suggests. That kind of prostate cancer — metastatic prostate cancer, in which the cancer spreads to the bone or other parts of the body — is rapidly fatal, usually within two years or less. More. . . Should Men Test I’m not a physician and I don’t give medical advice, but my person experience with prostate cancer convinced me that PSA screening is critical to beating prostate cancer. Finding out if you are the one in six men (one in four for African Americans) as early as possible is the only way to have the full range of treatment options available. If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, it’s important to talk with your doctor and […] read more

How to Manage a Prostate Cancer “Watchful Waiting” Strategy

Observation as Good as Surgery for Some Men with Prostate Cancer? The controversy over treatment versus “watchful waiting” for prostate cancer patients seems never ending. The National Cancer Institute just released an article in it’s July 24, 2012 NCI Cancer Bulletin showing that a 10 year old study of 731 with localized and early-stage prostate cancer showed roughly the same survival rate over a 10-year period. These men had a median age of 67. While I’m not a doctor, I am a 10-year prostate cancer survivor whose research shows that almost every prostate cancer survivor lives at least 5 years, regardless of the stage of diagnosis. However, the 10-year survival rate for men diagnosed when their prostate cancer already had metastasized is just 34%. In my mind, the prostate cancer conversation needs to move from treatment options to early detection and from early detection to prevention. The PCAP Prostate Cancer Manifesto We believe that every man has the right to know that he has prostate cancer while his prostate cancer is still fully treatable. The PCAP Contribution to Early Detection Effective prostate cancer treatment means early detection and the best test at present is the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test. […] read more

Dr. Snuffy Meyers on how to prevent prostate cancer recurrence

As an eight year prostate cancer survivor myself, prostate cancer recurrence prevention, or PCa Growth Arrest as Dr. Myers terms it, is number one of my list of priorities. I’ve met and talked with Dr. Myers twice at the annul Prostate Cancer Research Institute conference in Los Angeles, and I have great respect for his advice and experience. If my prostate cancer ever recurs, Dr. Myers is the first person I will call. This video offers some great insights and advice that comes from his personal battle with prostate cancer. In my opinion, prostate cancer advice doesn’t get any better than this. After you watch this video, visit and get on the waiting list to create your free Internet PSA tracking service. You enter your PSA data and ProstateTracker will send you a reminder 11 months later to take your next test. Dr. Snuff Myers on Prostate Cancer Growth Arrest read more

How a motorcycle ride can find prostate cancer

The Prostate Cancer Pony Express is criss-crossing the US this year raising awareness for prostate cancer. A wonderful group of relay riders are carrying our dispatch bag with our memorial journal from state capitol-to-state capitol, connecting with men and urging state governments to join with us in prostate cancer awareness. One of our early events took place in Hammond, Louisiana, at Hammond Harley-Davidson. You can see the pictures on our Facebook PAGE HERE. That event may just have saved three men’s lives “Also FYI, we did a prostate screening at the dealership the morning that Dick was with us, we performed @ 20 PSA tests and from that number there was 3 abnormal results presented with two of those being scheduled for surgery, all three where asymptomatic surprised with the lab results and are now eternally grateful for possibly having saved their lives. This all, because of you, your organization and the efforts to inform the masses.” Why men need to screen for prostate cancer – Prostate cancer generally doesn’t have symptoms until it is at an advanced stage – Early detection is critical How to know if your prostate cancer risk is rising – Create a free account at – Enter […] read more

Day 54 of the Prostate Cancer Pony Express – Memphis

Our riders arrived this afternoon in Memphis, TN. Thanks Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation! Follow the riders live on Google maps at read more