I found the following books to be helpful in my evaluation of available treatments for prostate cancer. If you only have time to read one book - I highly recommend You Can Beat Prostate Cancer: And You Don't Need Surgery to Do It by Bob Marckini. To order a book - just click on the cover to go to Amazon Books.
I highly recommend the following links as a good place to start in your own research about a particular cancer diagnosis and available treatment options.
Oncolink is the web's leading cancer resource. It is designed for patients and healthcare professionals. It includes and excellent planning app for post-diagnosis and treatment.
Proton Therapy is a type of radiation used to treat cancer that exposes the surrounding healthy tissue to much less radiation than standard radiation treatment. This Oncolink article explains how proton therapy works in detail.
How proton therapy attacks cancer. This article contains describes how Proton Therapy works with excellent descriptions and visual images.
Penn-Medicine Focus on Cancer Blog
Livestrong Foundation - resources and support for those newly diagnosed, in-treatment, and post-treatment patients.
Medical Daily - Cancer Risk Factors For Men Include Fitness Level: Exercise Like Your Life Depends On It, Because It Does
The National Association for Proton Therapy (NAPT) is an independent, non-profit, public benefit corporation providing education and awareness for the public, professional and governmental communities.
The following links may help any newly diagnosed patient with prostate cancer.
Oncolink: "I wish u knew… Understanding prostate cancer screening". Dr. Alan Wein's interview via Oncolink regarding the patient perspective on treatment options for prostate cancer. Dr. Wein is the Chief or Urology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Abramson Cancer Center Focus on Cancer Blog: An Open Letter to the Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Survivor
Abramson Cancer Center Focus on Cancer Blog: Proton Therapy Patient Says Thank You
Abramson Cancer Center Focus on Cancer Blog: Bike Riding to Proton Therapy Treatment
The Brotherhood of the Balloon (BoB) is Bob Markini's website which includes many patient success stories for patients treated with proton therapy for prostate cancer.
Read the report commissioned by NAPT and conducted by Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, LLC on clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction among men treated with proton therapy for prostate cancer.
Proton Therapy Today: Bill's Experience
NY Times Well Blog