Jerry, I don't think anyone is going to ban you from this site, you are obviously upset at something you read, I was only asking you because I care that you are so upset. That's why I asking if there was anything in particular that you read that upset you so much. There is always a cancer risk, however remote, from radiation. That even includes X-Rays like chest X-rays, etc. When I had my neck/throat radiation 10 years back, they told me that each zap was equal to 40 Chest X-rays at that time, multiply that times the 35 plus that I had, and that was a lot of radiation. Now, I have added 72 gys from the prostate cancer salvage radiation.
What ever fears or new information you have gleaned from this book, I think you should share with your radiation oncologist first most, and see how much of that can be abated right from the start.
I am not telling you should or shouldn't procede, that is your choice alone. Trust me, with all the issues I have with radiation, and post radiation even 5 months later, I have had my share of second doubts. I told my uro a month ago, that I wished to God that I had never had the salvage radiation, because it has really done a number on my insides.
Perhaps other who have read the book, can share their opinion with you on what they read and thought of it. I was just trying to help you, sorry if it upset you more, wasn't my intentions.
David in SC
P.S> I brought it up on Amazon and from the guy's own web site, I read all 17 pages that were available for free to read and the forward and table of contents. What I saw, was a combiniation of conspiracy theories (something I have a strong dislike for), home cures, the same tired dietary and supplement issues that get battled back and forth by experts from both sides without any positive conclusions, and then when they were advocating "silver", that was the first sign of kookiness to the mix. It reminds me of all the people that got excited about the book "The DaVinci Code", and how clever author Brown knitted all these seemingly historic facts to prove one of the greatest conspiracy theories of all time, trouble was, they didn't all knit together in history the way he said, and more importantly, and many readers failed to grasp, it was a work of fiction, not even remotely true.
The author of your book seems to have a definite wire up his bum about the regular medical industry in general, he fails to acknowledge how many lives are saved every year through surgery, radiation treatments, chemo, and even HT. We all know its not a perfect world of cure, but it works for many.
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path Rpt
: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one: July
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 4/23 put in
Post Edited (Purgatory) : 4/25/2010 8:08:00 PM (GMT-6)