Recommended Resources: Books, Websites, and Links

Books

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.

Recommended Cancer Resource Links

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.

www.oncolink.org

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.

All About Proton Therapy

How proton therapy attacks cancer. This article contains describes how Proton Therapy works with excellent descriptions and visual images.

How Proton Therapy Attacks Cancer

Penn-Medicine Focus on Cancer Blog

www.pennmedicine.org/cancer/about/focus-on-cancer

Livestrong Foundation - resources and support for those newly diagnosed, in-treatment, and post-treatment patients.

Livestrong - We Can Help

Medical Daily - Cancer Risk Factors For Men Include Fitness Level: Exercise Like Your Life Depends On It, Because It Does

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.

National Association for Proton Therapy (NAPT) Patient Resources Page

Recommended Prostate Cancer Links

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.

Dr. Alan Wein's Interview

Abramson Cancer Center Focus on Cancer Blog: An Open Letter to the Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Survivor

An Open Letter to the Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Survivor

Abramson Cancer Center Focus on Cancer Blog: Proton Therapy Patient Says Thank You

Proton Therapy Patient Says Thank You

Abramson Cancer Center Focus on Cancer Blog: Bike Riding to Proton Therapy Treatment

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.

Brotherhood of the Balloon

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.

Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, LLC Study on Prostate Cancer Patients Treated With Proton Therapy

Proton Therapy Today: Bill's Experience

Proton Therapy Today - The Proton Experience

NY Times Well Blog

Regrets After Prostate Surgery

Sex After Prostate Surgery

Proton Bill on Facebook
Proton Bill