North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition offers a program for newly diagnosed men allowing them to obtain a basic knowledge of the factors involved in decision-making leading to improved treatment and outcome.
The Long Term Survivor program provides a means for survivor to patient contact. The main function of this program is for survivors to listen to men's concerns and questions and help find answers to those questions and concerns. Sharing information based on their treatment and side effect experience is an important part of the exchange. The information exchange is done either by phone or at face-to-face sessions at survivor chat programs. Survivor chat sessions are offered Tuesdays from 10 am to 2 pm at the Prostate Cancer Resource Center in Fort Worth: "Let's Talk Tuesday … about Prostate Cancer"; stop by and visit. A list of NTXPCC Long Term Survivor volunteers is provided on this website. Feel free to call these LTS volunteers about their experience for specific treatments.
Selected Literature for Newly Diagnosed
Ellsworth, Pamela, MD. 100 Questions & Answers About Prostate Cancer. Boston: Jones & Bartlett, 2nd edition, 2009.
Loughlin, Kevin R., MD. 100 Questions and Answers about Prostate Disease. (134 pages)
Marks, Sheldon. Prostate & Cancer: A Family Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment & Survival, 4th edition. Cambridge, Mass.: Perseus Publishing, 2009. (58 pages)
Moyad, Mark. Promoting Wellness for Prostate Cancer Patients. Ann Arbor, MI: J.W. Edwards, 2006. * New edition expected 11/08.
Scardino, Peter, & Judith Kelman. Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book. (2nd edition). New York: Avery, 2010.
Schultz, Roger & A.W. Oliver. Humanizing Prostate Cancer: A Physician-patient Perspective. White Stone, VA.: Brandylane Publishers, Inc., 2000. (63 pages)
Torrey, E. Fuller. Surviving Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know to Make Informed Decisions. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.
Walsh, Patrick C. & J.F. Worthington. Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer. (2nd edition.) New York: Wellness Central, 2007.
Additional useful information for newly diagnosed is available through other pages on this website:
Prostate Cancer Centers/Hospitals
Risk Factors and Prevention (see Prostate Cancer Diet)
Join Study for Newly Diagnosed (Healing Choices)