Couple of new books I've read

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mikey1955
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   Posted 1/27/2009 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
 
I've read a few books recently. I don't know if I can mention them here, but I will. IMO they provided a lot of good info.
1) Prostate, Prostate, Prostate by Dr. Chin and Harold Usher PE (2008)...done
2) Anti-Cancer, by David Servan-Schreiber...half way through, 2nd time (making dinner)
3) The Canadian Guide to Prostate Cancer...(2008)...done
4) Saving Your Sex Life, John Mulhall, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2008 (almost done)
 
All these books have their slant on PCa. I liked 1) for the 1st hand patient experience. Number 2), well that one's been flogged here and I like it's slant on nutrition. 3) is practical and 4) puts things out that all of us have thought about...me, especially.
 
Hope this provides some more resources.
 
Mike
 
 
Lower left groin hernia: mesh and large scar: surgery early 2006
Nov/Dec 07 and March 08 and now Dec 08: Severe perineal pain (between scrotum and rectum). Septra/Bactrim for 8 months (Nov 07-Jun 08) for diagnosed prostatitis.
PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
8 DRE all benign or nothing felt
TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: Got copy of pathology recently (see below).
General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
Bone scan Dec 08: Negative
Biopsy Pathology: 5 of 8 cores positive, adenocarinoma in both lobes. 30%-65%. One core perineural invasion. All cores, 3+3 GS 6.
 


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 1/28/2009 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Great book list there, Mike, thanks.
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9/9
 
 

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