Have read some of the posts up here. I just wanted to share with you a really useful resource which i've just read, and its given me a lot more comfort on my chosen treatment. I have PSA 5 , gleason score 7, and my doctor has suggested I have surgery. I know that there are a number of treatment options, and I wasn't sure whether I had been recommended the best treatment. I was going to get a second opinion, but I read this book instead, and it answered a lot of the questions I had. It talks about
the pros and cons of each treatment and backs it up with the statistics, and I havn't found something with this detail anywhere else. Its also written for patients - so really easy to understand.
The only downside is that the book does not talk about
cyberknife or proton therapy, but these are really new treatments, so there is probably not enough stats on how these compare to other treatments anyway.
Based on the information I read in this book, i've decided to go ahead with surgery, and am waiting on my operation date.
This guide has just come out and has all the latests stats and data available on the established treatments available (both surgical and non-surgical). You can get it at:
Hope it helps you too!
Dave.Dave, first, welcome to the forum. As you can see, you have attracted some skepticism as to your intents. The reason is we have people coming on here, posting for the first time and spamming us with something to sell, and we do not tolerate dirty rotten spammers very well, hence your reception so far. I am gonna assume you are straight forward in your intent. I am editing out the link to the book, for now, as it is practice here to not allow any first time posters to link to anything that may be commercial until we get to know them better and can better decide their intents. So, thanks for the post, thanks for sharing your information with us, stick around and post a few times, get to know the guys and let them get to know you, and then we'll see about getting that book link back into the conversation, ok? Hope you do stay and participate, sharing your particular experience with us. Thanks, James C.
Post Edited By Moderator (James C.) : 2/28/2010 7:11:13 AM (GMT-7)