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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 6/10/2007 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Knowledge is power. Most of mu knowledge about prostate cancer comes
from internet reseaarch and your threads and posts.
I've read Dr. Walsh's book.
Please list a Pca book you like and 1 or 2 lines on why you reecommend it. Don't mention where to buy it (rule 4 ) or price.
You will be doing me a great favor. I know the knowledge you share will help others, too.

Thank You --- Vet1
Diag. 12/03/05
Bx. Gleason 10
Hormone therapy. 12/15/05
Surgery RRP. 02/14/06
EBRT. May thru June '06
Diag. T3b Seminal Vesicle Involvement
Gleason 5 + 4 both lobes
Last PSA. 05/29/07 .01

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 6/10/2007 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Vet: I recommend Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book.
My two lines:

1)Because it is very informative.

2) Because no matter what stage you are at -- from pre-daignosis and on...there is positive and uplifting information in his book.

Best to ya,,

54 years old

PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 6/10/2007 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Vet1,


Over time you will realize that I can’t say something in just a few lines. I see a few heads shaking up and down… yeah (that's just who mama bluebird is...)  But ~ I do feel the extra wording will grasp someone and that’s all that matters.  If we can touch just one person… And as Jetguy pointed out once when I said this…. 

                Touching that one person affects so many loved ones… :-)

So ~ here are the books we have!!!  And a link to a thread we previous started.   

(Direct Link ~ just click on the title below and a new window will open!  

Reminder … click on the REFRESH icon once you get there)

         BOOKS... Recommended by Forum Members


In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy



“Dr. Patrick Walsh’s Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer”…

                     (Give Yourself a Second Opinion) 2001

Patrick C. Walsh, M.D.

Professor of Urology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and

Janet Farrar Worthington


Our urologist recommended we buy…Dr. Walsh’s book on our 1st consultation.  It answered every question we had about the Biopsy and What Next!!! It taught us so much…  It gave us the Knowledge (Power) and took away our fears…

It spoke to us in a way we could understand and allowed us to take hold of what was taking hold of us.


“Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book  2006

Peter T. Scardino, M.D.

Chairman of the Department of Urology ant Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and

Judith Kelman


We purchased this book 11 months after our Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy (open surgery)

Why?   So we can understand more about radiation treatments, laparoscopic surgery, and hormone therapy… There are so many options that are now available…

Why?  Because our new friends here on the forum have to make decisions as to the treatment they select and we want to understand what their journey will entail.  If we understand…. it brings us closer to that person!


“Peace, Love and Healing”

Bernie S. Segal, M.D.

            BODYMIND Communication & The Path to Self-Healing: An Exploration


Recommended by Courtney *kziz

I have always felt that my mind walks hand~in~hand with my body.  Feeding my mind with positive thoughts is the best food for my body.  This book has POSITIVE ENERGY…. There are areas that I have skipped ~ but I definitely plan to re-read the book again in it’s entirety.  So many areas of this book has been like déjà vu….  Things he talks about…I’ve actually done… the meditation I’ve done for years…  have I read this book before… No.. but obviously I have felt the need to talk and calm my inner self which has always brought quiet, peaceful feelings to my spirit.  Again… déjà vu

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 6/11/2007 6:25 AM (GMT -6)   

Just as there is no one size fits all regarding PC treatment, there is no "best book" to read, as this depends on the PC stage one has, tretment preference and options. I'd suggest the following books depending on the situation:

Best book for a COMPREHENSIVE OVERALL VIEWPOINT: "Prostate Cancer Prevention and Cure" It clearly sets out diagnosis, lifestyle changes, stages and treatment options for various stages of PC. A very good book for a newly diagnosed patient.

Best book FOR SOMEONE CONSIDERING SURGERY: "Dr Peter Scardino's prostate Book".  Extensive information is given on tests, surgery, side effects and post surgery. It also gives information on other treatments.

Best book for SOMEONE WITH POTENTIALLY AGRESSIVE PC: "Beating Prostate Cancer: Hormonal Therapy & Diet". Dr Myers provides valuable information, especially regarding hormone therapy which is often not readily available. "In my practice I was surprised to find that most men who are diagnosed as 'hormone resistant' actually aren't".




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