By Dr. Mercola
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. In the US, about 221,800 men get diagnosed every year yet only about 27,500 die each year from the disease. Unfortunately, the conventional treatment for prostate cancer leaves much to be desired.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a therapy that didn’t involve costly and hazardous surgery, drugs, or radiation?
Peter Starr, an award-winning filmmaker, recently produced the documentary Surviving Prostate Cancer Without Surgery, Drugs, or Radiation. He’s also in the process of writing a book on the same subject.
In June 2004, he was in fact diagnosed with prostate cancer, and as his film and book title reveals, today, 11 years later, he’s still here to share his story.
Why Peter Decided to Take a Lesser-Known Path to Treat His Cancer
Peter spent 35 years making documentary films before becoming a stunt man, riding motorcycles. He suffered a bad accident in 1999 and was unable to work for nearly nine months. Four years later, almost to the day, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
“That’s significant because I later learned about emotional traumas creating the source or the trigger, if you like, for the cancer mechanism,” he says.
As most men, Peter dutifully followed the standard protocol of getting an annual prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, and when a digital rectal exam (DRE) revealed an area of concern, he followed doctors’ orders to get a biopsy done.
“Now, there was no discussion about what a biopsy was, what it would do, what one could tell from it, and what the effects were after the biopsy. I was one of the sheep. I just went in for the program and did the biopsy.
A day later, the urologist called me up and within about eight seconds, he said, ‘Yup, you’ve got a cancer. I want
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