New Book ~ "Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer"

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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 1/10/2011 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Dr. Gerald Chodak, one of the founders of UsTOO International and a long time advocate of better prostate cancer awareness and treatment has released a new book available today:

www.amazon.com/Winning-Battle-Against-Prostate-Cancer/dp/1936303035

Gerry is a urologist, but he is not an ordinary urologist in that he has long promoted active surveillance and has also been outspoken about over-treatment of the disease. In fact he was laughed out of AUA meetings and such because in 1990 it was virtually unheard of to promote "watchful waiting" as it used to be called. I have had the privilege of meeting him in Miami at a prostate cancer event and he is quite the gentleman. He posts regularly on the PPML and is also a featured writer for the monthly "HotSheets" from UsToo International along with Mark Moyad and Snuffy Myers. I have not received my copy yet but I am certain that his book will raise some eyebrows. Mike Scott at the InfoLink did a review of the book and here is that review:

tinyurl.com/4965bsy

Given Dr. Chodak's background and experience, I know it will be an interesting read once I receive the book.
Disease:
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7

Treatments:
RALP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.

Status:
"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
I am the president of an UsTOO chapter in Las Vegas

Blog : www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino

Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 1/10/2011 2:24:27 PM (GMT-7)


daveshan
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 363
   Posted 1/10/2011 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like a good book for those that are newly diagnosed.

I like the fact that he chose a less sensational title than the "Prostate snatchers" book, this one gives a better first impression.

In my cart waiting for something to add to make $25 for free shipping.

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 1/10/2011 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like a much more useful book than the "Prostate Snatcher" book. I will look for this one soon.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10
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