The task of choosing the right prostate cancer treatment is daunting. It is further complicated by conflicting information the patient receives from physicians and the Internet. This book is written by a prostate cancer survivor who now runs an international prostate cancer support group. It’s about his journey and the important things he learned along the way. It is the book the author wishes had been available when he was diagnosed 6 years ago. It is intended to provide specific information for men who are at risk or have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. All major treatment options are examined and the pros and cons of each are summarized. A relatively new, non-invasive, highly effective treatment is highlighted. It is an option that cures cancer as well as any other option, but generally leaves the patient with a higher quality of life and fewer, if any, side effects. This book has been endorsed by several physicians as well as other highly respected people from... More > all walks of life.< Less
I finally found Bob's book after reading a few accounts that suggested the 'gold standard', which was surgery, or conventional radiation. But we all knew of those who came out of surgery with potency and urination side effects. I was fearful and depressed. But my experience was like so many others, I nearly cried when I learned that the side effects from proton radiation were almost nil..... And it was all true, Bob told it like it was. I completed 39 proton radiation treatments at UFPTI at Jacksonville in late 2008. I feel now like I never had a cancer. It was incredible but true. Read this book.... it will lift your spirits and give you the confidence to get through this critical time of life. Charles Coryn (PSA Feb 2011 - 0.84)
I've done a lot of research, and a lot of patient interviews, concerning the treatment of prostate cancer. I can't find anyone or anything that disputes any of the information in Marckini's book. I'm now completed 30 of 45 proton beam treatments for my prostate cancer, at Loma Linda University Medical Center. The same goes for the www.protonbob.com website. Bruce Bauldridge, 10/14/10.
If you want to hear more about why this is one of the BEST books that you can purchase to start learning about Cancer, then check out a radio interview I did with the author. Visit http://www.franktalks.com/radio and download for free the interview I did with Robert Marckini. On this show, we discuss prostate cancer, how to detect it, how to prevent it, what men are most at risk, what treatments exists, what to ask your doctor, what doctors will not tell you and why, is surgery a real option, what is proton beam therapy, what are the side effects of cancer treatment, cancer in 20 and 30 year old men, and more. If you or someone you care about is at risk for cancer, not just prostate cancer, but any cancer, PLEASE listen to this show, and then you will be convinced that buying this book is one of the best investments for your life that you can ever make. -Frank Kermit
"You Can Beat Prostate Cancer" I like to say "it isn't the fall the kills you, it's the sudden stop". Prostate cancer (PCa) is just like that. You have no symptoms and one day you simply receive the bad news - like the sudden stop. Most men know nothing about PCa. Having gone through all of this, I wish I would have had a resource as great as Bob Marckini's book! He walks you through the period of discovery, the psycho-social aspects, and the research and evaluation for treatment. He is openly honest and forthright about the nuances of what to expect. He gives you hope and he gives you the facts. In a word - Bob nailed it.
"YOU CAN BEAT PROSTATE CANCER" Six Stars Rating- Shortly after being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004,I became totally engaged in a research journey much like Bob Marckini describes in this outstanding book. It was during this journey that I came upon a rather profound observation by Dr Judd Moul (a renown cancer authority at Walter Reed Army Medical Center). Dr Moul stated that "there is still an ongoing need for quality and up to date educational materials that patients can understand." Bob Marckini's book is a great contribution toward satisfaction of this "ongoing need." IT SHOULD BECOME REQUIRED READING FOR ALL ADULT MALES, THEIR SPOUSES, AND SIGNIFICANT OTHERS. Congratulations Bob!!! You have already accomplished much and this new work is certain to continue helping others in the future. Wm.C.(Bill)Rousse, Brig Gen, US Army(ret) Fletcher, N.C.
"You Can Beat Prostate Cancer, by Bob Marckini" I read lots of books, handouts, and internet information before deciding how to treat my prostate cancer. Bob's book rolls all that I read, plus much more, into one easy-to-understand account. Had it been available during my deliberations, my decision-making process would have been much shorter and easier. But, this book is not only a boon to those already diagnosed with prostate cancer, it is a valuable resource for those not yet afflicted. It tells every man how to monitor his prostate health so that cancer is detected at its earliest, most curable stage.
"Beating Prostate Cancer - Dem Prostatakrebs entrinnen" Lieber deutschsprachiger Leser, mein sehr geschaetzter, lieber Freund und Moderator der Patientenorganisation "Brotherhood of the Balloon - BOB" (www.protonbob.com) hat sich die unglaubliche Muehe gemacht und in dem vorliegenden Buch ALLES zusammengetragen, was ein Patient (und seine Partnerin - seine Familie) wissen muss, wenn er mit der Nachricht eines bestehenden Prostata-Karzinoms konfrontiert wird. Dies muß nicht zwangslaeufig das Ende sein, sondern kann zum Beginn eines neuen Lebens werden. Wie man das fuer sich realisiert, ist in diesem wunderbaren Buch nachzulesen. Es sollte in jedem Buecherschrank stehen! Das Buch ist sehr preiswert zu haben und ein nennenswerter Betrag des Buchpreises fliesst ein zur weiteren Protonentherapie-Forschung in den James-Slater-Chair an der LLUMC (www.llu.edu/proton) und kommt somit allen zukuenftigen Patienten (nicht nur mit Prostata-Krebs) zugute. Dies allein ist... More > ein guter Grund zum Kauf des Buches, z.B. auch als ein gutes Geschenk fuer Freunde und Bekannte, insbesondere auch Aerzte(!). Uebersetzungen in mehrere Sprachen sind bereits begonnen worden, worum auch ich mich bemuehen werde. Lieber Bob, vielen Dank fuer dieses grossartige, umfassende und objektive Buch, dass die Therapie-Entscheidung vieler Patienten zu ihrem Wohle beeinflussen wird! OMR Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. habil. Arnd Hallmeyer Berlin, Deutschland, PCa-Patient in Loma Linda 2000/2001, PSA 436,0 (!) - heute (2007) PSA 0,1 (und Gast-Professor an der Loma Linda University) Kontakt: email@example.com< Less
"You Can Beat Prostate Cancer" WOW !! Ruth Ann picked up the book first and read it in two settings. She said she laughed, she cried, and she felt your in feelings. I finally was able to get the book on Sunday and I could not stop reading it. I finished last night. Your experiences are priceless and need to be shared. Thank you for this book. You have taken the unknown and the feared and made us aware and less frightened of prostate cancer and the process. More than half our anxieties are from lack of knowledge. Congratulations on an outstanding book.
"You Can Beat Prostate Cancer" This book is a wonderful resource for newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients and will hopefully be a wake up call to them to at least learn about Proton Therapy and consider whether or not it is a viable treatment option for them. While this book is very oriented to the proton treatment that Bob Marckini received at Loma Linda in 2000, I believe it gives a very realistic, fair and unbiased discussion of each type of prostate cancer treatment, including the advantages and disadvantages (i.e., potential for negative side effects). It also has some valuable resource information in the book's Appendix. If this book had been available to me when I started my exhaustive research to determine the best treatment option for me, it would have saved me an enormous amount of time, stress and great anxiety, at one of the most challenging times in my life.
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