Mr. William Thompson, PHEN Survivor Network Member, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. William Thompson spoke about his incredible story during the fourth session of PHEN’s 2023 Summit. He had end-stage prostate cancer and was able to achieve remission. How did he do it? Mainly through his diet. Mr. Thompson was initially diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017. It was a very aggressive, late-stage cancer. He even received palliative care or end-of-life care at the beginning.
His first PSA test results were more than 2,000 and, six months later, his PSA levels doubled. Strangely enough, his biopsy showed that his prostate cancer did not metastasize and only reached the pelvic lymph nodes. However, his doctors told him his tumor was massive in size and inoperable. According to his physicians, his best-case scenario was to undergo chemotherapy to slow down the progression of his disease.
Mr. Thompson then asked what type of diet he should be on. His doctors did not believe a diet would make a difference, but that did not stop William. As a fitness trainer and nutritionist, he has studied nutrition books and talked to plenty of experts. His own mother is a registered dietician. Through this research, he knows that a whole-food, plant-based diet is the best option for cancer patients.
In 10 days, his intensive new diet helped his PSA levels drop from 6,000 to just slightly more than 3,000. After his PSA levels fell, his physician explained he no longer needed chemotherapy. After a little more than a month on his new diet, Mr. Thompson’s PSA level decreased to a mere 31.2. After an additional four weeks of following his new menu, his PSA level dropped to only 0.4. Two months after that, he saw his PSA rate fall to only 0.1.