A STRANGE PLACE
is a simple Information Guide to Prostate Cancer written by Terry Herbert,
who was the founder of this site. It was developed primarily
as a booklet for men with no access to the Internet, and is a useful source of
basic information. If
you want to print a copy of the booklet, there is a version in pdf
format, which will make printing easier. You will need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader
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The booklet is 36 pages in all, so if you don't want to print it out, a hard copy
is available, free of charge. Simply e-mail us
giving us your name and postal address. Of course, if you want to read it on-line,
that's also an option - see links below
long have I got? What is it like to die from prostate cancer?
FOR THE JOURNEY
will I know if I have prostate cancer?
prostate cancer be spread to my partner from our sexual activity?
STARTED - THE FOREST OF FEAR
facts about all medical tests.
and keep the paperwork.
STARTED - THE PROCESS
- Digital Rectal Examination
- Prostate Specific Antigen
information on PSA levels
information on biopsy and Gleason Grades
tests and Diversion
- Prostatic Acid Phosphate and other markers
- X-ray: CAT and MRI scans: bone scans
information regarding bone scans
DIAGNOSIS - THE DESERT OF DOUBT
Treatment Is The One For Me?
Information regarding Treatment Choices
to Partin Tables
Deprivation Therapy - ADT - Hormone Treatment
Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
Surveillance or Watchful Waiting
TREATMENT - THE PLAINS OF RECOVERY
of some common terms
of Copyrightę T. R. Herbert 2011
Herbert has produced this booklet. It represents a significant input of the knowledge,
skills and time of Terry Herbert. It is regarded as intellectual property owned
by Terry Herbert (and his successors) and is subject to copyright.
is made, and thanks given, to Donna Pogliano; members of the Prostate Support
Action (PSA) Group and the YANA - You Are Not Alone Now website; Juli Aistars,
Roger Carnell and members of my family who assisted in the final editing of this
booklet. And to members of the YANA site for their generous donations that made
this edition possible.
document is supplied free of charge to those who need it. A donation will ensure
that more copies are made. E-mail us giving us your name and postal
address if you need a hard copy.
donation will ensure that more copies are made.