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cover of book Seeds of Hope by Michael A. Dorso MD
photo of Dr. Michael A. Dorso
Seeds of Hope Chapter 6, page 65

patient could just capitulate, just put himself in the hands of the first physician he encountered.

I started to sample the references. I found one web site entitled My Story where men are invited to tell their stories of prostate cancer. These men are willing to share the intimate details of their illnesses with the world. I made a mental note that I might one day submit my story. I found chat rooms for families as well as patients. Support groups provided inspirational verses, stories of successes, advice, and even more references. I learned that many universities and medical centers supported web sites about prostate cancer. Most were extolling the virtues of their facilities and staff, but they provided a wealth of basic information as well.

I found innumerable books about prostate cancer on the net. A few phone calls and a credit card can produce more than anyone could read. I read excerpts from a powerful book - Affirming the Darkness - by Chuck and Martha Wheeler. They kept journals as they battled Chuck's prostate cancer over eight years. Chuck ultimately succumbed to his cancer. Martha finished the book. This deeply moving story illustrates how prostate cancer profoundly affects both a man and his wife. I recommend it.

I even stumbled across a web site maintained by Theragenics Corporation. This company manufactures the radioactive seeds mentioned by Nick good information.

I began frantically printing items as I found them on the Net. I was so immersed and driven that I lost all track


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