The Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers

And now a book review on a new book The Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers. The reviewer is Dana Jennings who has been through all the prostate cancer treatments so the review has a deep personal touch.

excerpt below is from The New York Times

As I scuffed through the stations of the prostate-cancer cross these past two years, I sometimes wondered whether I wasn’t a dupe caught up in a Robin Cook medical thriller.

Sure, the biopsy (so I was told) showed that my prostate was cancerous. And after it was removed, the pathology report revealed that the cancer was unexpectedly aggressive, thrusting me from the relative comforts of Stage 1 to the deep woods of Stage 3.

But at least on the surface, the cancer itself never did any damage. It was the treatments that razed me — the surgery, radiation and hormones producing a catalog of miseries that included impotence, incontinence and hot flashes. And a small voice kept whispering: What if this is all a lie? A dark conspiracy of the global medical-industrial complex?…

the full story via A Rush to Operating Rooms Which Alters Men’s Lives

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