A successful outcome in your battle against prostate cancer will require you to make a succession of well thought out decisions. You are your case manager, so you’ll need excellent sources of information. Here are a few websites we’ve found to be extremely helpful, as well as a list of books that we have reviewed and can highly recommend. Just enter the link to be taken to the Amazon site for a complete description of the book, pricing, etc.:
The Informed Prostate Cancer Support Group website is the first place to go, especially if you’re newly diagnosed. Plenty of information on what to do next, plus meeting dates and times, a copy of all the following links, and more!
Know Your Risk. Be Your Own Advocate
Matt Fish, a 47-year-old Veteran, has an important message for younger men. Know your history and risk factors for prostate cancer: if you’re over age 50, if you’re Black, or have a family history of cancer. Matt adds to that: if you’ve served in the military. And if you’re concerned, talk to your doctor about getting a PSA test. Don’t wait until you’re 50. Be your own advocate.
Active Surveillance Patients International - ASPI is a group of prostate cancer patients/survivors and advocates that will empower men diagnosed with low-risk and intermediate prostate cancer, including Gleason 6-7, by providing the latest information to allow for informed decisions with your physician, regarding approaches to active surveillance. ASPI provides a network of support and a platform for friendships to form.An excellent newsletter, PCRI Insights archives their back issues on this site as well as the current issue. We would recommend that you print the current issue and at least a year’s previous issues.
Zero – The Project to End Prostate Cancer. This site was formerly the National Cancer Institute. Good General information.
Cancer Fighters is a general cancer site, not specific to prostate cancer. Excellent site for checking nutrition data, calories, inflammation factor, etc.
The Key To Prostate Cancer By Dr. Mark Scholz. 30 experts explain 15 Stages of Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer Breakthroughs 2014 New tests, New Treatments, Better Options – Jay S. Cohen, M.D. A step-by-step guide to cutting-edge diagnostic tests and 12 medically proven treatments
Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers – Mark Scholz, M.D. and Ralph H. Blum
A frank look at the confusing world of prostate cancer through the eyes of an oncologist who has dealt exclusively with the disease and a man who has lived with the disease for 20 years without radical treatment.
The China Study – Campbell, Campbell, Robbins
The most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted and the startling implications for diet, weight loss and long-term health. A must read for changing your diet to aid and compliment your cancer treatment.
A Primer on Prostate Cancer – Steven Strum, MD, and Donna Pogliano
A more detailed and technical approach for both newly diagnosed and established patients. Dr. Strum is one of the founders of Prostate Cancer Specialists in Marina del Rey, CA, and accepted as one of the most knowledgeable prostate cancer consultants.
Beating Prostate Cancer: Hormonal Therapy and Diet – Charles “Snuffy” Myers, MD
Snuffy Myers is one of the more popular lecturers at prostate cancer conferences as he is also a survivor of the disease for many years. He knows first-hand what is involved in winning the battle.
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Prostate Cancer – Glenn Bubley, MD
Breakthrough information and treatments that can help save your life. You’ll find it an excellent source of questions to ask your physician.
Beating Cancer with Nutrition – Patrick Quillin, PhD, RD, CNS
Optimal nutrition can improve the outcome in medically treated cancer patients. Apart from a very thorough look at nutrition’s role in cancer treatment, there are some really great recipes offered by Dr. Qullin’s wife, Noreen.
Men facing prostate cancer are often confused and distressed. So are their partners. This website – The Prostate Zone – aims to inform and support them
As you all know, prostate cancer affects both the man and his loved ones. Relationships can be placed under a lot of strain when prostate cancer comes along. Fiona has written from her personal experience, with the hope of helping other partners know what to expect and how to cope.