Dr. Patrick Walsh Book, Guide To Surviving Prostate Cancer

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justtom
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   Posted 10/21/2007 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone !!  I was sent a book from Oschner's Clinic in New Orleans this past Friday from a support group in New Orleans.  This has been one of the most informative books on our desease I have read.. I just wish I'd have seen it before I had my surgery and before my Harmone treatment shot the first of June.  This book could have helped me make better decisions from the start...  I recommend you read it before or even after you have started your treatment..  For an example, if I'd have read the book I'd have never taken the first Harmone shot of Eligard 45.  This book uses study's to prove that in my situation I'd have been just as well to have waited to start the treatment.  Starting it early will not give me any better survival or longevity in my case.  If you have time it is very informative and I think in my case was the best information I've read anywhere.  Best Regards to you all.

AGE 54, DIAGNOSED PROSTATE CANCER 3-13-07
11 OF 12 BIOPSIES POSITIVE, PSA 7.2 GLEASON 4+3=7
RADICAL 4-27-07, NERVES SPARED ON THE LEFT, REMOVED FROM RIGHT SIDE..
PSA 1 MONTH AFTER 0.05
ELIGARD 45 GIVEN 6-05-07
NEXT PSA DEC.07
JUSTTOM


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   Posted 10/21/2007 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey ~ Tom,

You are so right…   yeah   It truly sets a solid foundation for all of us!!  No matter what treatment decision we make it is a book that is a must read!

 

I’m sorry you didn’t have a chance to read “Our Journey”…  Dr. Walsh’s book was our travel guide from the day we got the call that we had prostate cancer.  Our urologist recommended it and we ordered it immediately…

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bluebird
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   Posted 11/10/2007 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
A member *triker...has the 1st and 2nd Edition....  He's keeping the 2nd Edition
 
Click on link below if you are interested in this book!  You can't go wrong from our personal point of view... this book educated us and gave us the Knowledge to go in with answers we didn't know we had questions for!!!  A truly ~ must read for anyone!  Get a solid foundation under you and you will find the stepping-stones in this journey not so wobbly! 
Click on "Our Journey" listed in our signature to see a few excerpts from this powerful book.
 
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  tongue Quote from triker's thread:  Free Guide To Surviving Prostate Cancer
 
I bought a used first edition of Dr. Walsh's "Guide To Surviving Prostate Cancer" and later bought a new second edition to make sure that I had the latest information available. I read the 2nd edition and have only scanned the 1st edition. At a quick glance, I don't see much difference in the two.

I would like to give the 1st edition to someone that needs it. If you do not have this book, or have access to a copy of one, let me know and it is yours. First response gets the book. If you want to reimburse the postage, that would be great, but not required.

Disclaimer: I bought the book on Ebay. It was formerly a library book, and the person that I bought it from apparently purchased it from the library when it was replaced with the second edition.
Walter
 

Post Edited (bluebird) : 11/19/2007 1:16:10 PM (GMT-7)


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 11/10/2007 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tom,
That Walsh book, and the Myers book have been my main resources. Though you can't take everything in either as rules with my stage of disease. I question Walsh's assertion that it is better to start HT when the cancer relapses. I know his experience is amazing but no studies support long term affects of the latest treatment options and when they are done. I was looking for something to hang my hat on as to when HT, RT and so on. The one thing I went after is no relapse. I had a 92% of recurrance. I could hang my proverbial hat on that. So I decided to add the RT. When I decided to add that i then looked into how to do it. The logic of weakening the disease with HT first was acceptable. So i started it a month ahead of my first IMRT. I am still on Lupron and hope to shut it down in January. At that time I would add proscar, drop the Casodex and Lupron, and hope for a durable remission. Then if it returns, re-evaluate it. I have heard that Eligard has the stronger side effects but I can't confirm that with my experience as I have never taken it. It seems from the posters here that Zoladex and Lupron are more widely prescribed. This does not mean Eligard is a lesser drug but sometimes it works better than the others in cases where refraction is present. The Myers book states that when one agent fails the others might work. The one thing both books stress is diet. I have made many changes and it was easier than I thought it would be. Good luck on your journey. These books are absolutely great books for our brethren. Keep researchin'

Tony
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
 
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable.  It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
 
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.
 
STAY POSITIVE!

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