Clinical Performance of CEAT

Prostate cancer

B.K. (male, born in 1943)
The patient displayed a PAS value was 27.8ng/ml.  A biopsy showed that 3 of the 12 cells were positive, and the Gleason score was 4 to 5.  The cancer had broken through the capsule and invaded the seminal vesicle. It was a mixture of moderately differentiated and poorly differentiated types.
     The bone scintigraphy on May 25, 2005 indicated abnormal accumulation of RI in the median manubrium of sternum, both shoulders, right knee and on both sides of the pubic bone; in fact, abnormal accumulation was observed in the sternum, the ninth thoracic vertebra and the fourth lumbar vertebra.  He was told that his condition was not a proper indication for surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, and that it was incurable.  He then visited our clinic on July 19, 2005 for the first time.  While using a far-infrared heating unit at home, he was irradiated with microwaves 23 times by the end of 2005.  The PAS values fluctuated between 23 – 24ng/ml and rose to 30.8ng/ml in November. The PAS value in February was 30ng/ml, and the F/T ratio was 9. The MRI findings on February 6, 2006 showed a carcinoma of about 3 cm diameter, which was slightly invading into the left rectoprostatic angle (Photo 1).  The MRI findings in May, 2006, showed an image of bone metastasis in the ninth thoracic vertebrae (Photo 2).  As the PAS value was gradually on the rise from 37.0ng/ml to 69ng/ml in August and 78ng/ml in September, 2006, he started hormone therapy.  In October, 2006 his PAS value dropped to 9.1ng/ml, and the F/T ratio was 28%, indicating an improving tendency.  The hormone therapy was discontinued on October 26, 2006.  On November 22, 2006, the PAS value declined to 5.2ng/ml.  He received microwave treatment 66 times in total in 2006.  The PAS value in February, 2007 was 8.5ng/ml and 13.5ng/ml in March of the same year.  The results of a bone scintigraphy in April, 2007 showed that the multiple metastatic bone tumors were improved, and abnormal accumulation had decreased.  The accumulation in the fourth thoracic vertebra was gone.  An MRI image in June, 2007 showed that the metastasis in the ninth thoracic vertebra had been restored (Photo 3).  He was irradiated with microwaves 30 times by the end of November, 2007.  As the bone scintigraphy in July, 2008 showed metastases in two parts, i.e., in the vertebra and in the acetabulum of right hip joint, intensive microwave treatment was started.  The MRI findings on April 15, 2007 showed the tumor  in the prostate remained unchanged (Photo 4). Nevertheless no symptom appeared and as of December, 2012, the resonance response test showed no abnormalities.  He visits our clinic for follow-up consultations, and is irradiated with microwaves at every visit.
     It has generally been considered that are no effective treatments for prostate cancer that has broken through breaking the capsule and begun to invade the seminal vesicle.  This method therefore represents a glimmer of hope for patients with invasive prostate cancer.

 

Photo 1: MRI image on February 6, 2006. A tumor of approx. 3 cm was protruding toward the outer PZ of the prostate.

 

Photo 2: MRI image in May, 2006. A shadow is observed in the ninth thoracic vertebra.

 

Photo 3: MRI image in June, 2007. The shadow has disappeared.

 

Photo 4: MRI image on April 15, 2011. The tumor remains unchanged.