First there’s that sigh of relief: You did it. You beat prostate cancer. You got the all-clear sign from the doc, and congratulations for defying the odds and showing this cancer who the boss really is.
Then, it happens.
Maybe months later.
Maybe YEARS later.
But it happens: You’ve now got a whole new and completely unrelated disease.
And there’s no beating this one… because this time it isn’t prostate cancer, you’re fighting Alzheimer’s disease.
You might be tempted to think you’ve got the worst luck in the world. But new research reveals the ugly truth.
It wasn’t bad luck.
It was bad MEDS!
Turns out the drugs commonly used to treat prostate cancer could pack a devastating and irreversible side effect, leading straight to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
But today, I’ve got another option – a way to beat this cancer and save yourself “down there” WITHOUT putting your brain on the line.
Prostate cancer drug sends dementia risk soaring 37%
Many guys with prostate cancer are HURRIED into treatment.
What’s the rush?
Because docs know if a guy is given any amount of time at all to look into it, he’ll realize he probably doesn’t need drugs, surgery, radiation, or whatever else they’re pushing.
So they act like it’s practically an emergency – it’s PROSTATE CANCER after all! – and many guys get pushed into making a quick and truly terrible decision: They end up on androgen-deprivation therapy, which shuts down the male hormones the tumor might use to help grow.
But the new study finds these same drugs can also lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Overall, the risk of dementia jumps by 17 percent and Alzheimer’s by 23 percent after ADT. And if you’re on the drugs for six months or more, the dementia risk soars by a quarter and Alzheimer’s by 37 percent.
Bad? Sure, but this study might actually DOWNPLAY your risk. One report published last year found these drugs could DOUBLE your odds of Alzheimer’s disease.
Rethink the drugs and do THIS instead
And if that’s not scary enough, androgen-deprivation drugs are also linked to…
- bone loss
- muscle loss
- man boobs
- memory loss
Here’s a fact: MOST prostate cancer tumors are harmless and just need “active surveillance.” In other words, a doc who can run a test every now and again to make sure they’re not suddenly growing quickly (which usually doesn’t happen).
But docs aren’t paid to “watch.” They’re paid to “treat.”
So they rush guys with prostate cancer into ADT, surgery, radiation, and more – and one’s worse than the other!
Don’t let them hurry YOU.
If you’re diagnosed with prostate cancer, take some time. Do some research. And get at least TWO other opinions. Ideally one should be from a skilled and experienced naturopath who knows when to hit the panic button and when you can leave it alone.
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