Just read Sheldon Marks book Prostate and Cancer

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/11/2007 12:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Our doctor told us to buy this book and pick and choose sections to read from and that it would help us get a better understanding of what we were facing.  He said it would also answer alot of our questions.  It is featured on the HealingWell.com web also. The name of it is "Prostate and Cancer".   Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down.  What wonderful concise easy to read material.  Answered every question we had written down for our consult with the doctor on 9/18 and even more so backed up our decision on the radical prostatectomy as our first choice.  It is an updated book written by Dr. Marks who has taken his patients most frequently asked questions and put them in a clear, easy to understand format.  Dr. Marks serves on many professional committees dealing with prostate cancer and mens health. He also writes and lectures nationally on prostate cancer and related topics.  As you all know I had just joined the forum and we had also just found out my husband's biopsy came back positive.  I just wanted to pass this along to anyone else who is looking for answers.
Thank You all for your warm greetings and support.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 9/11/2007 1:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cheryl,
I'm so happy you're making progress on choosing a treatment option.  Getting the information and then making it "your own" really makes you feel like you're in charge again.  At first, I was afraid to study deeply about my disease, but later I felt that having the right information empowered me and made me better prepared for the fight.
I think you're doing all the right things.  Let us know how you and your husband progress!
Kind regards,
Barry (a.k.a. Idaho)

Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

Waiting to take that first post-op PSA

My awareness web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com


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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 9/11/2007 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cheryl. Sorry you have to be here but glad you came our way. I am glad also to see you are researching your options as to how you get ready for this major change in your life. There are a lot of good people here to to help support and give comfort to you. Please ask all the questions you can. There are a lot of different treatments for prostate cancer and I am sure you will get a lot of responses from our members. I just want to tell you if you have chosen open surgery, don't be afraid of it. Tht is the route I chose and have not looked back. Sure there were some difficult times but breaking my arm last year was a lot more painful. Please let us know if we can help you.

May God bless and keep you

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