Passing the Baton, or Passing the Buck?

As I sit down to write what may be my final blog post, I am struck by how technology has evolved to the point where an AI chatbot can emulate my writing style perfectly. While I have enjoyed sharing my thoughts and experiences with you over the years, I must …

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10 Years After Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Ready for Ron’s 10-year sequel?

“After all these years, how’s it going?”

In 10 Years After Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer, Ron is no longer a newbie, as he was in his first book. Now, as a 10-year survivor, Ron offers new insight and comfort to newbies, survivors, and fellow ambassadors. In his easy-to-read conversational style, he holds back nothing in answering the questions he is most often asked: Are you completely cured? Do you have side effects? Do you fear a recurrence? With 20-20 hindsight, what lessons were learned? If you could go back in time, would you choose the same treatment? How should a newbie decide what to do? What are the risks? What are the common mistakes? In great detail, Ron answers all of these questions, defines The Newbie Trap, and provides a 9-step Newbie-Do list to guide you to the finish line.

Have you read Ron’s first book?

“What’s it like to have proton therapy?”

In PROTONS versus Prostate Cancer: EXPOSED, Ron explains exactly what it’s like to receive proton beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer. This is the complete, step-by-step detail from the patient’s point of view in non-technical language with just enough light humor to soften a serious subject. It will help those considering proton radiation decide whether this often misunderstood therapy is the right approach for them, and will serve as a helpful guide for those who have already chosen this state-of-the-art treatment option. While some of the specifics have changed since Ron was treated, most of the process remains much the same, and newbies continue to use this book as a roadmap for what to expect, as they find reassurance in his words.

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