If you decided not to have curative treatment (and I'm certainly not recommending this), there are still things you can do to slow the cancer's progress.
You could consider hormone treatment to suppress testosterone. It has a number of side effects of its own, which you would need to look through and see if they might be an issue for you (some of them are a big issue for some people, and others don't get them). You could try it and bail out later if you got a side effect you don't find acceptable. It works for a while, but eventually the cancer mutates and finds a way to grow without testosterone (said to be "castrate resistant'), typically after 2-12 years.
Here are some other drugs you might consider too.
Metformin is normally given to diabetics (and pre-diabetic in some cases). However, it was found by accident to extend the length of time hormone treatment works, and there seem to be a number of other possible benefits for PCa patients. There is a trial going on to work out the most effective dose, but you might ask your doctor if you can go on it anyway, as it may slow progression. My doctor was happy for me to do this.
You could look at self-medicating with modified citrus pectin (MCP). Some trials were done with it 10+ years ago, all with positive benefits, but because it's quite cheap and not patentable, there is no big-pharma funding any research. It blocks the receptors on endothelial bone marrow cells, which prostate cancer uses to metastasize to bones (and I think one of the trials found the same with the liver). It won't completely prevent mets, but was found to significantly slow them, and has no known side effects (except for people allergic to lemons).
Pomi-T is a food supplement of 4 or 5 food items which are believed to help slow prostate cancer, and many PCa seem to use it.
Edited by member 03 Jul 2019 at 00:11
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