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izman
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/28/2008 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   
My 76 yr old father just was diagnosed. his biopsy said 9 out of 12 had cancer some of it advanced.
he is now stopping his other medications for 3 days so he can have a bone scan and a MRI. That is all we know.
we are brand new at this.


I am 5 hours away. I want to be there for him in a balanced way.

1) What is the one best prostrate book I can send him?
2) What is the single best cancer joke or wry or funny humor book that I can send him as he has a good sense of humor

All constructive suggestions, tips, advice, wisdom, most welcome...

Respectfully,

Izman

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 8/28/2008 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the site and sorry you have to be here....
 
Might want to take a look at the link/sticky thread right above yours...
 
 Prostate Cancer Resources and Direct Links to Sites, Videos, Books, etc. to help with your research! 
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 07 & Jan 08 -> 1.3
Gleason - 6
(biopsy done March 4, 2008-> 2 of 12)
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy


izman
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   Posted 8/28/2008 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
yes, I saw that but it was so much information I was hoping for a single book recommedation from those who have been there.

1) single prostate book recommendation
2) single humor book recommendation.

thank you for your valuable time

izman

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 8/28/2008 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   

This one might cover both:

http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/DummiesTitle/Prostate-Cancer-For-Dummies.productCd-0764519743.html

 

Tony


Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 9 '08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
Visit my Journey at:
And at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


izman
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/28/2008 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
now that is more like it...thank you.. what do you think about that one prostrate book everyone raves about
but was written back in 2001? Is it still worth it too?

Lungman
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   Posted 8/28/2008 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't mean to be disrespectful, but learning to spell prostate would add to your knowledge base, and having had "prostate" cancer, surgery, depression, and loss of spontaneous sexual function to this point, I find nothing humorous or funny about this disease. Sorry to hear about your father, the best thing you can do for him is to educate yourself and provide him ways to educate himself about the disease, possible treatments, and long term side effects/survival of each. Good Luck, this a great site for acquiring knowledge from people who have been down the road your father is about to travel. Best of luck to both of you.
Randy
46 you when diagnosed, now 47
Pre-Op PSA 9.9
1 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3
DaVinci on 9/5/2007
Post-Op Gleason 3+6, Negative Nodes and Margins
Less than 1% of prostate involved with CA
3 Month PSA 0.01, 6 Month PSA 0.01, 9 Month PSA 0.01
Incontinence resolved 9/15/2007, one day after cath removal
ED showing significant improvement.
Cialis 5 mg every night.
Success with BiMix


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 8/28/2008 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
If you are talking about the book by Patrick Walsh then no. I consider it out of date. But most of the information applies today. If your dad is on Hormone Therapy then the best I have seen yet is: "Beating Prostate Cancer: Hormonal Therapy and Diet".

I am not as big a proponant on the diet part as I once was, but there are several case studies of guys with Stage IV cancer and how the have done well. Tell me more about his condition, I may be able to conjure something.

Tony
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 9 '08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
Visit my Journey at:
And at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
 

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