Read First, Ask Questions Later
From your first visit with the doctor, you've probably been making mental notes of all the things you don't know. Take some time to answer all those questions with a little reading. One caveat: don't try to do too much! Just get an overview of prostate cancer with one or two of the following books:
Dr. Patrick Walsh’s Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer, by Dr. Patrick Walsh. A useful, thorough and reassuring guide from a top urologist.
A Primer on Prostate Cancer: The Empowered Patient’s Guide, by Stephen Strum and Donna L. Pogliano. Many patients find this detailed book helpful as they make treatment decisions.
Prostate and Cancer: A Family Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment and Survival, by Sheldon Marks. The friendly tone and Q&A format make this a perennial favorite for those newly diagnosed.
The American Cancer Society: Prostate Cancer (revised edition), by the American Cancer Society. A straightforward book with all the relevant facts from a trusted source.
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