Somehow I have been negligent and not let people know that I have written and posted a major update of my “Guide to Advanced Prostate Cancer.” As in the past, it is available as a free download from the Malecare web site. Helping me to update the book was prostate cancer survivor Craig Pynn and my own caretaker, Wendy Lebowitz.

Anyone reading the first edition will be surprised when you see how many changes and updates this edition has included. It now has a very extensive conversation about living in the world as a cancer survivor as well as more information on how to deal with your doctors. There is additional information about the newest drugs and treatments available to those of us living with advanced prostate cancer.

This book is different from anything else you have read about prostate cancer. It is written squarely from the survivor perspective with multiple tips and out of the box ideas about coping with prostate cancer and its treatments. Prostate cancer survivors suggest many of the ideas and “fixes” as they share how they have dealt with the disease and the treatment side effects.

This book is not doctor oriented or doctor written. It is accurate and honest. It deals with the real issues we as prostate cancer survivors face on a daily basis.

Due to the support of Malecare it is offered without any charge. To download the book go to the Malecare web site ( and then click on the tab marked Advanced Prostate Cancer. There you can sign up by providing your email address to receive the link to download the book.

The first edition was downloaded over 50,000 times. I received many very positive reviews, but I believe this updated edition is much better.

Joel T Nowak, M.A., M.S.W.