What do you think about this “review” of my book by someone on Amazon?
An informative book if the reader is trying to decide between radiation or
surgery only. But if you want to explore other avenues like Hormone Therapy as
well as Traditional Chinese Medicine and other alternative modalities, there is
no info at all. This is strictly a prostate cancer surgeon talking about which
one of these treatment options he eventually chose.
The reviewer is right in some respects…my book is limited primarily to the two most common modalities of treating prostate cancer in the USA. This was the intent…take a very complicated decision and go about showing ways to arrive a decision that would be best for the individual taking into consideration the risks of each modality and the specifics of the prostate cancer.
It was not meant to be an “end all do all” but “an arrow in one’s quiver” and that is stated in the book.
Another thing it does is focus on the abnormal urinary symptoms inherent to each of the treatments and why that is important to consider in any prostate cancer treatment decision.
Well he gave me 3 stars and now I am below 5 stars…boo hoo hoo!
Can someone throw me a bone and if you found my book helpful write a review for amazon…but not for who you’d think? The reviews I feel really do help the newly diagnosed prostate cancer in their journey to the decision that best suits them. Reviews tell the reader a bit about the reviewer (this reviewer is an alternative medicine type) but issues that were important to him and this in turn clues the newly diagnosed patient into issues that may be relevant to them.
Finally, hormones are used not for cure and hence don’t have a role in the person making “the decision.” They are used occasionally by the radiation therapist as an adjunct but not as primary treatment option unless the disease is metastatic or the patient’s underlying health dictates its use.
Don’t know much about Chinese remedies for prostate cancer.