Herbal Mixture Can Reduce PSA Levels in Men With Prostate Cancer
Herbs and vitamins can be a very, very strong adjunct in conventional cancer care. We need to look at other methods of influencing current cancer treatment. Despite the belief that technology is at high levels, cancer always has been, still is and will continue to be a major killer if we do not start viewing treatment in an integrated fashion.
(article) The results of recent animal studies suggest that PC-SPES, the herbal preparation known to reduce prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in men with prostate cancer, may have tumor-preventing properties as well. The studies were described at the annual meeting of the American Institute for Cancer research. They are some of the first in vivo experiments involving PC-SPEC, which since 1996 has been widely touted as a possible herbal therapy for prostate cancer. But evidence suggests that the preparation may prevent tumor development in an “all-or-nothing” fashion, only in some animals, said Dr. Jan Geliebter, a researcher at the New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York.