There are countless books available on various prostate cancer subjects. The following is a partial list of some popular books suggested by members of Us TOO support groups and Prostate Pointers online discussion communities.


 

Conquer Prostate Cancer: How Medicine, Faith, Love and Sex Can Renew Your Life
By: Rabbi Ed Weinsberg

Conquer Prostate Cancer: How Medicine, Faith, Love and Sex Can Renew Your Life, is a helpful, upbeat book by Rabbi Ed Weinsberg. It features information about treatment options, overcoming impotence and incontinence, reducing pain and stress, and more. Part of the proceeds from the sale of Conquer Prostate Cancer will benefit Us TOO.

As a special gift to Us TOO website visitors, click here to receive several special bonus reports from Rabbi Ed.

The Circles of Love Collection
By: Elizabeth Cabalka

Prostate Cancer is a disease of the patient, the partner or spouse, and the family.  While the patient experiences cancer in his body, those closest to the patient have an experience of Prostate Cancer that is very real as well.

Within the pages of this book you will meet companions and family members of men with prostate cancer.  They are very real people, yet they are heroes as well.  They have honestly and openly shared their experiences of prostate cancer; their choices, reactions, responses, and outcomes.  In their words you will find very real challenges.  You will also find hope and strength in abundance.

Intimacy with Impotence
By: Ralph & Barbara Alterowitz

Dealing with erectile dysfunction after prostate disease can allow you to rediscover and reinvigorate your relationship.  Both informative and practical, Intimacy with Impotence discusses the causes of impotence in easily understood terms, provides information on commercial therapies and medications both available and being researched now, and gives practical advise about lovemaking - from getting in the mood to commonsense suggestions for mutual satisfaction.  Written with complete honesty and compassion, this is an essential resource for couples.


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Cancer Clinical Trials
By Tomasz A. Beer, M.D and  Larry W. Axmaker, Ed.D.

The definitive guide for anyone considering therapeutic options in addition to standard cancer therapy. It will help readers decide if a clinical trial is a good option for them, to choose an appropriate trial, and to navigate through the clinical trial process. Includes lists of questions to ask, things to look for, things to watch out for, places to look for information.

It is written in the context that cancer treatment can broadly be divided into two broad categories: standard care, which involves regular, approved treatments, and experimental or investigational therapy, which involves participating in a clinical trial.

The book begins with a discussion of what cancer is and the many ways in which it is treated – including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and new strategies now in use or that will be available in the near future. It considers all aspects of clinical trials, including how they are designed, how to find and evaluate them, how to become a participant, and details of what they will involve in terms of time and commitment. A chapter on available drugs now used to treat cancer will be especially helpful.

Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer: Get the Treatment That is Right for You
By: Gerald Chodak, M.D.

Dr. Chodak outlines the pros and cons of all reasonable treatment options, recognizing that men and their families need more than just the facts — they are concerned not only with their survival but also what life will be like after treatment. This book offers empathetic insight into the impact of the disease on day-to-day activities so that patients and family members have a clear understanding of what lies ahead and options that are available should complications arise. The book does not gloss over the controversies but presents them in a clear, concise, and easy-to-understand manner.

Prostate Cancer: Reducing Your Risks (Video Book)
by Gerald Chodak, M.D

Prostate cancer is the most common serious cancer in men and the second most common cause of death from cancer. One in six men will be diagnosed with it during their lifetime resulting in about 200,000 new cases during the next 12 months. Despite the number of men affected, the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of this disease probably are more controversial than any other cancer. Prostate Cancer: Reducing Your Risks explains both sides of the various controversies in an easy to understand manner. It provides you with balanced, unbiased information based on the best scientific studies available. Equipped with this information, you will be able to decide the best course of action to maximize your survival and your quality of life.

Saving Your Sex Life: A Guide for Men with Prostate Cancer
By: John P. Mulhall, MD

"This is the best book I have seen on this topic.  It will be of great interest to all sexually active men with prostate cancer.  Dr. John Mulhall, a widely acknowledged expert in male sexual dysfunction, describes in plain English the possible impact of prostate cancer treatments on sexual function and provides detailed, practical information about how couples can avoid or overcome potentially devastating side effects."

- William J. Catalona, MD
   Director, Clinical Prostate Cancer Program
   Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Program
   Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

A Primer on Prostate Cancer: The Empowered Patient's Guide
By: Stephen B. Strum, MD

A Primer on Prostate Cancer is a basic resource for a man, his family and his loved ones.  It is a valuable resource in any of the following circumstances:

- Abnormal Levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in the blood.
- Accelerated increase in PSA.
- Abnormal digital rectal exam (DRE).
- A recent diagnosis of prostate cancer (PC).

Beating Prostate Cancer
By: Dr. Charles "Snuffy" Myers

In the words of Dr. Charles "Snuffy" Myers, "treating prostate cancer is a lot like golf because you need to play it as it lies."  In this unique volume, both practical and highly accessible, Myers puts over thirty years of experience with this disease to work for the benefit of survivors everywhere.  As one of the most influential physicians in the prostate cancer field today, Myers has created the most hands-on and comprehensive resource on hormonal therapy and diet on the market.  As a prostate cancer survivor with an undetectable PSA, Myers infuses this book with the life-saving hope that led to his own recovery.  Culled from the years of research first developed in his cutting-edge periodical, Prostate Forum, Beating Prostate Cancer drives home the message that cancer is NOT a death sentence to those who need it most.

Survivors Guide

Your Prostate Cancer Survivors' Guide: Living Stronger, Longer (Survivors' Guide Series)
By: Bob Condor & Curtis Pesmen

With a chorus of voices--survivors, their doctors, nurses and others--veteran authors and health journalists Bob Condor (two Pulitzer Prize nominations in health journalism) and Curtis Pesmen (Esquire and Money magazine) pinpoint exactly what it means to be a prostate cancer survivor today--and for decades to come.

Dr. Katz's Guide to Prostate Health: From Conventional to Holistic Therapies
By Aaron Katz, MD

Board-certified urologist and holistic urology expert Aaron E. Katz, M.D., shows you how to avoid and survive all common prostate conditions.  He describes the three ways the prostate can become diseased -- BPH/benign enlargement, infection/chronic inflammation, and cancer -- and reveals how to treat these prostate conditions and promote prostate health with easy-to-understand information on surgery, medication, radiation and other allopathic treatments along with the latest breakthroughs in nutritional, hormonal and other therapies.


Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book: The Complete Guide to Overcoming Prostate Cancer, Prostatitis, and BPH
By: Peter Scardino, MD & Judith Kelman

"Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book is the best, most up-to-date and accurate resource on the prostate gland that I know of.  The prostate is the most confusing and misunderstood organ in the human body and most men sooner or later will develop a prostate problem, from cancer to enlargement.  This book should be read not only by those with prostate disease, but by anyone wishing to prevent a problem."

- Dean Edell, M.D., Author of Eat, Drink and Be Merry


Promoting Wellness for Prostate Cancer Patients
By: Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH

Mark A. Moyad, M.D., M.P.H. is on staff at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Department of Urology.  He occupies the Phil F. Jenkins endowed Director of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  Dr. Moyad is the primary author of over 100 medical articles and 10 book chapters.  He is the author or coauthor of 5 books and the editor-in-chief of the new medical journal Seminars in Preventive and Alternative Medicine.  In addition to his writings, he has maintained a consulting practice  on complementary medicine for the past 10 years
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Updated Guidelines for Surviving Prostate Cancer
By: E. Roy Berger, MD, FACP & James Lewis, Jr., PhD

Take a proactive role in your own diagnosis, treatment regimen, survival, and quality of life.



Prostate Cancer for Dummies
By: Paul H. Lange, MD

If you are one of the thousands of men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year, then this straightforward guide is for you.  You get up-to-date information on treatment options and discover how to cope with treatment side effects, receive the follow-up care you need, and handle work and family during your recovery.

Books suggested by members of The Circle, a Prostate Pointers online discussion community

Prostate And Cancer: A Family Guide To Diagnosis, Treatment And Survival (3rd Edition)
By: Sheldon Marks, MD

Prostate Cancer has become the most commonly diagnosed cancer in America and the second leading killer of men.  In his newly revised Prostate and Cancer, Dr. Sheldon Marks provides an extensive question-answer format, suggesting what to ask your doctor and how to interpret your doctor's answers.


The Prostate: A Guide for Men and the Women Who Love Them
By: Patrick C. Walsh, MD & Janet Farrar Worthington

Dr. Patrick Walsh is the leading prostate expert in the United States.  In this definitive, illustrated book, he tells you everything you need to know about the prostate and prostate disorders, including detailed, important information about every stage of prostate cancer -- from detection to cure -- offering you the right choices for your body, your sex life, and you well-being.



Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer, Second Edition
By: Patrick C. Walsh, MD & Janet Farrar Worthington

Major medical breakthroughs are enabling more and more men to survive prostate cancer.  Once a dreaded killer, the disease can today be manage with a wide range of powerful new strategies.  Now this lifesaving guide by Dr. Patrick Walsh and award-winning science writer Janet Farrar Worthington offers a message of hope to all those facing this illness.



Get Back in the Game: An Inspirational Story of Cancer Survivors
By: Terry Leiden

Meet Leo, Larry Bill Allen and Michael--five prostate cancer patients who refuse to let a diagnosis stop them from living.  When their employer learn about their cancer, the men lose the jobs they had, but they discover they can band together as the RECNAC softball team and win!  Ultimately, with the help of their clever wives, they and a few friends reinvigorate a leisure services company that provides each man a tremendous new opportunity for success.



Seeds of Hope: A Physician's Personal Triumph Over Prostate Cancer
By: Michael A. Dorso MD

Dr. Michael A. Dorso has joined the distinguished ranks of men combating Prostate Cancer.  Seeds of Hope: A Physician's Personal Triumph over Prostate Cancer is the engaging story of the formidable challenges and the hard-won victories for one man and his family in their fight against cancer.

With intelligence, warmth, passion and humor, Dr. Dorso shares sound medical perspectives, poignant personal experiences and a valuable reservoir of knowledge and wisdom for anyone whose life has been touched by Prostate Cancer

Seeds of Hope comes with the highest recommendation: Excellent resource, inspiring story, hopeful message.


A Cancer Battle Plan: Six Strategies for Beating Cancer From a Recovered
By Anne Frahm & David Frahm

When Anne Frahm discovered she had cancer, it had already gnawed from her breasts into nearly every area of her upper body.  Doctors prescribed the traditional treatments of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, but Anne's health only worsened.  Yet throughout the course of her disease, she persisted in researching a connection between cancer and nutrition.  She formulated a comprehensive battle plan, and within five weeks of implementing it, her cancer disappeared without a trace.  She has been without cancer for nearly seven years now.  A Cancer Battle Plan takes readers though Anne Frahm's journey of reclaiming her body and her health.


Patient's Guide to Prosate Cancer


The Patient's Guide to Prostate Cancer: An Expert's Successful Treatment Strategies and Options
By: Marc B. Garnick

Ten million American men have prostate cancer, and according to the American Cancer Society, 300,000 more will be diagnosed with it this year.  In accessible language, Dr. Marc Garnick, a Harvard Medical School professor and leading cancer specialist at Boston's renowned Beth Israel Hospital, carefully guides readers through the maze of often conflicting information about how to diagnose and treat prostate cancer.  Drawing on case histories of men who have battled the disease, he talks about symptoms suck as impotence, loss of bladder control, and emotional stress, as well as treatment options, both traditional and controversial.

 Love, Sex, and PSA

Love, Sex, and PSA: Living and Loving with Prostate Cancer
By: Robert Hitchcox


There are plenty of books about prostate cancer but too few that approach the subject of intimacy, let alone include it in the title. Mr. Hitchcox not only takes it on but with an even rarer - and much-needed - sense of humor. (How often do you learn the year/make of a writer's car in 'About the Author'?)

Mr. Hitchcox is a firm advocate of including the companion in the process and it really shows in 'The Wife Gets to Speak' at the close of the book where his spouse gives her perspective on the ordeal. More first-person books should take this route because this disease affects more than the man.

How We Die

How We Die: Reflections On Life's Final Chapter
By: Sherwin B. Nuland MD

In an age when death occurs in sterile seclusion and is cloaked in euphemism and taboo, How We Die is a vital revelation.  Clearly, frankly, yet compassionately, it tells us how most of us are likely to die and, in doing so, suggests how we may live more fully and meaningfully.

The distinguished surgeon Sherwin B. Nuland describes the mechanisms of cancer, heart attack, stroke, AIDS, and Alzheimer's disease with clinical exactness and poetic eloquence -- with sensitivity of a man recalling his own intimate losses.

But even as Nuland dispels the myth of the dignified death (and decries the technological hubris of much modern medicine), he succeeds in restoring death to its ancient place in human existence.  The resulting volume transcends the limits of science writing to become a resonant work of moral philosophy.

Final Gifts

Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness Needs and Communications of the Dying
By: Maggie Callahan and Patricia Kelly

When someone we love is dying it's hard to know how to help, what to do, what to say.  Yet if we know how to listen and what to look for, the dying themselves can often supply the answers, letting us know what they need to hear and express to allay their fears and face death with serenity.

For more than a decade hospice nurses Maggie Callahan and Patricia Kelley have tended the terminally ill.  Now, in this moving and compassionate book, they share their intimate experiences with patients at the edge of life.  Through these stories you'll come to appreciate the near-miraculous ways in in which they dying communicate their needs, reveal their feelings, and even choreograph their own final moments; you'll gain new insight into the leave-taking process; and in the end you'll discover the gifts -- of wisdom, faith, and love -- that the dying leave for us to share.

The ABC's of Prostate Cancer: The Book That Could Save Your Life
By: Joseph E. Oesterling, MD & Mark A. Moyad, MPH

"The ABCs of Prostate Cancer says it all, it is factual and straight to the point.  It should be required reading for all men over 40 and the people who love them."

- Robert Dole, former U.S. senator and prostate cancer survivor

Additional books suggested by the men and women of The Circle

From This Moment On: A Guide for Those Recently Diagnosed with Cancer
By: Arlene Cotter
Beating Cancer with Nutrition
By: Patrick Guillin, PhD & Noreen Quillin
The What to Eat if You Have Cancer Cookbook: Over 100 Easy-to-Prepare Recipes for Patients and Their Families and Caregivers
By: Maureen Kean, MS & Daniella Chace, MS
The Lovin' Ain't Over: The Couples Guide to Better Sex After Prostate Disease
By: Ralph & Barbara Alterowitz
Man to Man: Surviving Prostate Cancer
By: Michael Korda
My Prostate and Me: Dealing with Prostate Cancer
By: William Martin
It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life
By: Lance Armstrong & Sally Jenkins (Contributor)
Prostate Tales: Men's Experiences with Prostate Cancer
By: Ross E. Gray
Making Love Again: Hope for Couples Facing Loss of Sexual Intimacy
By: Virginia Laken & Keith Laken
Return to Wholeness: Embracing Body, Mind and Spirit in the Face of Cancer
By: David Simon, MD
Heaven Can Wait -- Surviving Cancer
By: Charlie Jones & Kim Doren
The Prostate Cancer Treatment Book
By: Peter Grim, Peter Blasko & John Sylvester
What Every Gay Man Needs to Know about Prostate Cancer
By: Gerald Perlman
The Sex-Starved Marriage: A Couple's Guide to Boosting Their Marriage Libido
By: Michele Weiner Davis
If you have read a book that you think would be helpful to other prostate cancer survivors or their family, please send an email to chuck@ustoo.org with the subject "books of interest."

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