Here's a good, short article from the MD Anderson Learning Center about
how the simple act of reading, whether fiction or non-fiction, can have a positive effect on patients and their caregivers in dealing with cancer.
In addition to making the case that reading books "… can be beneficial for both patients and caregivers," the article lists several books that sound promising for patients, from dietary recommendations, to memoirs to fiction. In fact, some of the books mentioned in the article even sound like possibilities for future HW/PC Book Club discussions. See what you think
So, there's actually evidence that activities such as our HW/PC Book Club, now in session for May and June, as you must know by now, has a good effect, and is a worthwhile thing for us to be doing to help us deal with this, aside from reading's entertainment value.
Take a look:/www.mdanderson.org/publications/oncolog/september-2014/house-call-books-can-help-patients-deal-with-cancer.html
Chronic prostatitis (age 60 on)
BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6(3+3), T1c
No mets, PCa likely still organ contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSAs (since post-IMRT): 0.1 or lower