Information Sources


Websites

There are many sources of information out there. In fact, someone searching on ‘prostate cancer’ for the first time can easily be overwhelmed by the amount of material available. Here are a few links that we feel would be beneficial:

For Spouses/Partners (because it’s not just the men who have questions)

Sources of Videos (see and hear from experts in the field)

Newswires, Blogs, Etc. (for those who like to keep up with developments)


Book List

Below is a list recommended books. A brief synopsis of the contents accompanies each entry.

The Complete Canadian Guide to Prostate Cancer by Leah Jamnicky
November 20, 2012 | Second Edition
The Complete Canadian Guide to Prostate Cancer is the first choice for all Canadian men looking for a totally comprehensive understanding of prostate health. This is the only available all-in-one guide that is focused on the Canadian medical system. It covers absolutely everything you need.

Dr. Patrick Walsh’s Guide To Surviving Prostate by Patrick C. Walsh
May 15, 2018 |Fourth Edition
(Be sure to get the 4th edition – excellent info on all the latest treatments)
Each year, more than 230,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and 30-40% of patients who are diagnosed will eventually relapse. But the good news is that more men are being cured of this disease than ever before.
Now in a revised fourth edition, this lifesaving guide by Dr. Patrick Walsh and award-winning science writer Janet Farrar Worthington offers a message of hope to every man facing this illness. Prostate cancer is a different disease in every man–which means that the right treatment varies for each person. Public awareness for this disease has transformed treatment and opened up new avenues of research; rapid advances in knowledge are being translated in new recommendations for management. In this book, Dr. Walsh will address questions such as:

  • What causes prostate cancer? Your risk factors, including heredity, diet, and environment.
  • Can I prevent prostate cancer? How some simple changes in your diet and lifestyle can help prevent or delay the disease.
  • Does prostate cancer need to be treated at all? This hot-button issue is vital for men to understand.
  • How do I know if I have prostate cancer? An explanation of the recently refined and expanded recommendations.
  • How can my prostate cancer be treated? The pros and cons of new technologies and new information on focal therapy.


The Intelligent Patient Guide To Prostate Cancer 
by S. Larry Goldenberg
February 15, 2014 | Fourth Edition

A CANADIAN AUTHORED AND PUBLISHED BOOK ON PROSTATE CANCER FOR CANADIANS. This is the fourth edition of the book on prostate cancer in the Intelligent Patient Guide series. Authored by three Canadian experts, this book is an invaluable resource for Canadian men suffering from prostate cancer. It enables them and their families to understand their disease and be proactive in their treatment, which in turn leads to better health outcomes. Cancer patients who take an active part in making decisions about their treatment are better able to deal with their illness than patients who relegate control to their doctors.

Androgen Deprivation Therapy: An Essential Guide by Richard J. Wassersug
June 6, 2014 | Trade Paperback

Successfully manage the side effects of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and get back to life
For many men with prostate cancer, ADT (sometimes referred to as hormone therapy) offers hope for controlling the disease and living longer. But the side effects can leave you with unexpected physical and emotional changes. In Androgen Deprivation Therapy, experts who have helped hundreds of men provide you and your loved ones with the tools and solutions you need to prepare for treatment and deal with every situation.