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  1. #21
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    Hello,
    you have share great books with us.but can you tell me which one should i prefer to read exactly about prostate cancer.thanks for your post....

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    Welcome to the forum,

    Do you have prostate cancer, or does a loved one, or is it suspected?

    If you are looking for a good book about prostate cancer, I would recommend the Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer, 3rd edition, by Dr Pat Walsh. NOTE: an updated 4th edition is due out soon.
    July 2011 local PSA lab reading 6.41 (from 4.1 in 2009). Mayo Clinic PSA 9/ 2011 = 5.7.
    Local uro DRE revealed significant BPH, no lumps.
    PCa Dx Aug. 2011 age of 61.
    Biopsy DXd adenocarcinoma in 3/20 cores (one 5%, two 20%). T2C.
    Gleason 3+3=6. CT abdomen, bone scan negative.
    DaVinci prostatectomy 11/1/11 at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), nerve sparing, age 62.
    Surgeon was Dr. Matthew Tollefson, who I highly recommend.
    Final pathology shows tumor confined to prostate.
    5 lymph nodes, seminal vesicules, extraprostatic soft tissue all negative.
    1.0 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm mass involving right posterior inferior, right posterior apex & left
    mid posterior prostate. Right posterior apex margin involved by tumor over 0.2 cm length,
    doctor says this is insignificant.
    Prostate 98 grams, tumor 2 grams.
    Catheter out in 7 days. No incontinence, minor dripping for a few weeks.
    Seven annual post-op exams 2012 through 2018: PSA <0.1
    Semi-firm erections without "training wheels," usable erections with 100mg Sildenafil.
    NOTE: ED caused by BPH, not the surgery.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by HighlanderCFH View Post
    If you are looking for a good book about prostate cancer, I would recommend the Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer, 3rd edition, by Dr Pat Walsh. NOTE: an updated 4th edition is due out soon.
    DItto, this is a good reference work, I paid $10 to have it delivered by Amazon.

    Even though a new edition is due out, the 4th edition will also be a little bit outdated as well almost from the time it hits the printer. The science behind PC is growing every month. But the basic knowledge about the disease that Dr. Walsh presents is on target.


    For good information about new studies on prostate cancer the USTOO Hot Sheets are online.
    Nov 2013 PSA 4.2 Biopsy Jan 2014- 1 core positive, 20% Gleason 6, doctor highly reco'ed robotic RP - 2nd opinion at UPMC April 2014, put on active surveillance. 2nd biopsy Feb 2015, results negative. PSA test Feb 2016, 3.5. 3rd Biopsy Feb 2016. 3 positive cores less than 5%, Gleason 6. Octotype DX done April 2016, GPS Score of 24--rated "Low risk". PSA test 8/2016, 3.2. PSA test 1/2018 2.2 (after 7 months of proscar) PSA test 7/2018 2.3, PSA test 7/2019 2.0


    DOB 1956, in Pittsburgh, USA

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    Thanks Southsider.
    July 2011 local PSA lab reading 6.41 (from 4.1 in 2009). Mayo Clinic PSA 9/ 2011 = 5.7.
    Local uro DRE revealed significant BPH, no lumps.
    PCa Dx Aug. 2011 age of 61.
    Biopsy DXd adenocarcinoma in 3/20 cores (one 5%, two 20%). T2C.
    Gleason 3+3=6. CT abdomen, bone scan negative.
    DaVinci prostatectomy 11/1/11 at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), nerve sparing, age 62.
    Surgeon was Dr. Matthew Tollefson, who I highly recommend.
    Final pathology shows tumor confined to prostate.
    5 lymph nodes, seminal vesicules, extraprostatic soft tissue all negative.
    1.0 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm mass involving right posterior inferior, right posterior apex & left
    mid posterior prostate. Right posterior apex margin involved by tumor over 0.2 cm length,
    doctor says this is insignificant.
    Prostate 98 grams, tumor 2 grams.
    Catheter out in 7 days. No incontinence, minor dripping for a few weeks.
    Seven annual post-op exams 2012 through 2018: PSA <0.1
    Semi-firm erections without "training wheels," usable erections with 100mg Sildenafil.
    NOTE: ED caused by BPH, not the surgery.

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    New to this forum as I was recently diagnosed with PC 3 weeks ago. Thanks to this forum I bought and red several books about PC including: "Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer", "100 Questions & Answers About Prostate Cancer" (given by Urologist) and "You Can Beat Prostate Cancer". Still have one more book to read: "Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers". My concern is the same. All books cover basics of PC and traditional approach for treatments and 8 - 16 years outdated. As I was looking for latest books about PC, I came across this book: "Prostate Cancer: A New Approach to Treatment and Healing" (2016). I found 90% answers on questions I had about PC and decision making process. Easy to read, covers all new emerging and improved traditional treatments, active surveillance, has many inspiring stories and suggestions from doctors and patients. I am very thankful to people who wrote this book.
    Dx at 49
    PSA
    02/16 - 2.5
    05/17 - 2.4
    01/18 - 2.5
    07/18 - 2.7 Free 23%
    09/18 - 1.9
    DRE 01/18 - firmness on left side
    Biopsy 02/18 - 1 of 12 (8%) , Adenocarcinoma, G 6 (3+3), T2a
    Pelvic CT 01/18 - Negative
    3t MRI 6/18 - Prostate 26 CC
    lesion LLM and LMA - 1.4cm (PIRADS-4)

    10/18-11/18 IGRT
    Post treatment PSA
    2/19 - 1.2
    5/19- 0.9

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    Welcome to the forum, Serge,

    Looks like you have a classic qualification for Active Surveillance.

    As for the books, the Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer is expected to come out with its 4th edition VERY soon now.

    Good luck!
    Chuck
    July 2011 local PSA lab reading 6.41 (from 4.1 in 2009). Mayo Clinic PSA 9/ 2011 = 5.7.
    Local uro DRE revealed significant BPH, no lumps.
    PCa Dx Aug. 2011 age of 61.
    Biopsy DXd adenocarcinoma in 3/20 cores (one 5%, two 20%). T2C.
    Gleason 3+3=6. CT abdomen, bone scan negative.
    DaVinci prostatectomy 11/1/11 at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), nerve sparing, age 62.
    Surgeon was Dr. Matthew Tollefson, who I highly recommend.
    Final pathology shows tumor confined to prostate.
    5 lymph nodes, seminal vesicules, extraprostatic soft tissue all negative.
    1.0 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm mass involving right posterior inferior, right posterior apex & left
    mid posterior prostate. Right posterior apex margin involved by tumor over 0.2 cm length,
    doctor says this is insignificant.
    Prostate 98 grams, tumor 2 grams.
    Catheter out in 7 days. No incontinence, minor dripping for a few weeks.
    Seven annual post-op exams 2012 through 2018: PSA <0.1
    Semi-firm erections without "training wheels," usable erections with 100mg Sildenafil.
    NOTE: ED caused by BPH, not the surgery.

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    Thank you Chuck. I am still in the learning cycle and did not make final decision on Active Surveillance yet.
    Dx at 49
    PSA
    02/16 - 2.5
    05/17 - 2.4
    01/18 - 2.5
    07/18 - 2.7 Free 23%
    09/18 - 1.9
    DRE 01/18 - firmness on left side
    Biopsy 02/18 - 1 of 12 (8%) , Adenocarcinoma, G 6 (3+3), T2a
    Pelvic CT 01/18 - Negative
    3t MRI 6/18 - Prostate 26 CC
    lesion LLM and LMA - 1.4cm (PIRADS-4)

    10/18-11/18 IGRT
    Post treatment PSA
    2/19 - 1.2
    5/19- 0.9

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    Sounds good, Serge.

    Keep doing your homework and you will then make the proper decision for yourself.
    July 2011 local PSA lab reading 6.41 (from 4.1 in 2009). Mayo Clinic PSA 9/ 2011 = 5.7.
    Local uro DRE revealed significant BPH, no lumps.
    PCa Dx Aug. 2011 age of 61.
    Biopsy DXd adenocarcinoma in 3/20 cores (one 5%, two 20%). T2C.
    Gleason 3+3=6. CT abdomen, bone scan negative.
    DaVinci prostatectomy 11/1/11 at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), nerve sparing, age 62.
    Surgeon was Dr. Matthew Tollefson, who I highly recommend.
    Final pathology shows tumor confined to prostate.
    5 lymph nodes, seminal vesicules, extraprostatic soft tissue all negative.
    1.0 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm mass involving right posterior inferior, right posterior apex & left
    mid posterior prostate. Right posterior apex margin involved by tumor over 0.2 cm length,
    doctor says this is insignificant.
    Prostate 98 grams, tumor 2 grams.
    Catheter out in 7 days. No incontinence, minor dripping for a few weeks.
    Seven annual post-op exams 2012 through 2018: PSA <0.1
    Semi-firm erections without "training wheels," usable erections with 100mg Sildenafil.
    NOTE: ED caused by BPH, not the surgery.

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by SergeFL View Post
    New to this forum as I was recently diagnosed with PC 3 weeks ago. Thanks to this forum I bought and red several books about PC including: "Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer", "100 Questions & Answers About Prostate Cancer" (given by Urologist) and "You Can Beat Prostate Cancer". Still have one more book to read: "Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers". My concern is the same. All books cover basics of PC and traditional approach for treatments and 8 - 16 years outdated. As I was looking for latest books about PC, I came across this book: "Prostate Cancer: A New Approach to Treatment and Healing" (2016). I found 90% answers on questions I had about PC and decision making process. Easy to read, covers all new emerging and improved traditional treatments, active surveillance, has many inspiring stories and suggestions from doctors and patients. I am very thankful to people who wrote this book.
    SergeFL, I ordered "Prostate Cancer: A New Approach to Treatment and Healing", and have been skimming through it. It is certainly up-to-date, mentioning the entire alphabet soup of possible treatment options, even the newest ones. While written for easy reading, there is huge amount of information on knowing your cancer risk, and comparative analyses of the treatment options. A lot to absorb. This would have been perfect for subdenis when he was researching and reading every source he could find.

    IMHO, this is no lightweight or out-of-the-mainstream book. I would recommend it to any newly diagnosed man who wants to learn as much as possible about what his options are, and how to figure which one would be his best choice. Thanks for mentioning it.
    DOB: May 1944
    In Active Surveillance program at Johns Hopkins
    Strict protocol of tests, including PHI, DRE, MRI, and biopsy.
    Six biopsies from 2009 to 2019. Numbers 1, 2, and 5 were negative. Numbers 3,4, and 6 were positive with 5% Gleason(3+3) found. Last one was Precision Point transperineal.
    PSA 4.4, fPSA 24, PHI 32
    Hopefully, I can remain untreated. So far, so good.

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    Thank you for sharing your review. This was my book # 4 about PC and I was really impressed. What I like about this book that it covers all treatments as well AS in equal share. All other books more focused on specific treatments, like Surgery, Proton Therapy or AS.

    I am on book number 5 from the list of recommended books: "Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers". It is also good book for those who are looking for active surveillance, the only problem I see that most of the books are from 2000-2012 and I was really looking for more up-today information. Still waiting for latest addition #4 of "Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer".
    Dx at 49
    PSA
    02/16 - 2.5
    05/17 - 2.4
    01/18 - 2.5
    07/18 - 2.7 Free 23%
    09/18 - 1.9
    DRE 01/18 - firmness on left side
    Biopsy 02/18 - 1 of 12 (8%) , Adenocarcinoma, G 6 (3+3), T2a
    Pelvic CT 01/18 - Negative
    3t MRI 6/18 - Prostate 26 CC
    lesion LLM and LMA - 1.4cm (PIRADS-4)

    10/18-11/18 IGRT
    Post treatment PSA
    2/19 - 1.2
    5/19- 0.9

 

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