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New hope in my fight against prostate Cancer

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A few weeks ago, I was told that I had become castration resistant (formerly hormone-resitant or hormone-refractory) .  In other words, the hormone treatment that has kept me going for two years is no longer effective.  The bad news is that we have run out of treatment options and it is all downhill from here.

My specialist is working on getting me enrolled in an abiraterone trial – an experimental drug – that typically adds a couple of months to one’s life expectancy.

Some time ago, I saw a documentary on male contraception experiments where the female hormone Progesterone is injected to shut down the reproductive systems in a man.  Testosterone is then injected to reactivate the man’s sexual functionality.  Logic suggested that if  progesterone completely shuts down the manufacture of  Testosterone and semen, it could be beneficial for prostate cancer patients

This prompted a  “Progesterone cancer” Google search which delivered some encouraging results.  I learned that:

Dr. John Lee, M.D., the author of several books including What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause, has found that progesterone for men is one of the most effective treatments for prostate cancer. He has a series of patients who had metastatic prostate cancer who went into complete remission with natural progesterone. 5-6mg twice per day is applied to the back of the hands in cream form. Progesterone appears to turn on the anti-cancer gene p53.

Progesterone cream is not available over the counter and requires a doctor’s prescription that can only be filled by a formulating pharmacist.  Now that there are no further treatment options available, my doctor cooperated and I sourced the product through the internet.

I began using progesterone a few days ago and there has been a significant improvement after only two applications of the cream.  I am waking up without distress or physical pain although there is a minor breakthrough later in the morning.  I am now able to eat before mid afternoon for the first time in months.  In fact, on the day after starting the use of the cream,  I had three meals for the first time in a year or more.  I am ‘more alive’ throughout the day.

It would seem such a rapid reaction is unlikely.  However, I don’t know – or care – if this is a placebo effect but, after two days, I am convinced that the progesterone cream is beneficial.  I will keep you informed of the progress.


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  1. Good news, Greg. Can you mix it with viagra so it still let’s you get it up?

    It looks like you’re destined to see the Pies in a GF after all. I remember you saying two years ago that you would never see thet – how things change.

    (Pity they won’t win it though!)


    Ray Dixon

    8 September 2010 at 4:44 pm

    • Ray, as a matter of course it increases the libido of both men and women (FACT). I have linked to the suppliere above. You might go read their forum on progesterone – then you can go get some for Leanne and yourself. 😉
      As for the GF – let’s wait and see.

      Greg Naylor

      8 September 2010 at 7:12 pm

  2. Thrilled to hear from you in this vein Greg.
    You are an inspiration.
    Hope we can catch up in person soon.
    Keep on keeping on.

    Russ B

    8 September 2010 at 9:28 pm

  3. You know we’re all rooting for you mate.
    (should I rephrase that?)
    And by the way I’ll support you re ‘The Pies’, believe they have the talent this time.

    Neil Morris

    8 September 2010 at 9:44 pm

  4. Wow daddy o… You are amazing and i love you.. See you tomorrow xxx


    10 September 2010 at 8:29 am

  5. I’m “rooting” for you too, Greg. In fact I was rooting for you this morning – something I do two or three times a year – but sorry, I wasn’t thinking of you at the time.

    Ray Dixon

    11 September 2010 at 7:06 pm

    • So Ray, I see you bought some progesterone cream too 😉

      It has been about five or six days since I began using the cream and things are still good. My doctor has no doubt that that it is working as his experience with women’s hormone problems has shown.

      When I asked why he has not used it with men before, he tells me that a doctor is not allowed to suggest treatments that have not been through the official testing regime. So, the patient has to suggest such treatments and only then will your doctor co-operate. What a ridiculous/potentially fatal state of affairs that is. 😦

      Greg Naylor

      11 September 2010 at 9:02 pm

  6. pro – gest – e – rone cream …. I must get some!

    Ray Dixon

    12 September 2010 at 9:19 pm

  7. Many thanks for the some interesting ideas in your weblog on New hope in my fight against prostate Cancer | GREG’S LEGACY!
    Best regards

    Destroy Your Desktop

    8 March 2013 at 8:45 am

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