Please note that I have stopped adding new entries to this website as of 2011 due to my ageing eyes and the need to do some other things in life while time permits.I've kept the site online, as based on past experience, a plethora of the web sites I've listed here will continue to be good sources of info and support for years to come, as their creators or owners continue to improve them.If you are feeling a bit apprehensive at the moment, and you decide to check out some of the many sites on prostate cancer, here’s some reassuring info to take with you on your journey - I found it on the USA's National Cancer Institute website I mention below. By age 50, about one-third of American men have microscopic signs of prostate cancer.
There are many websites which are either devoted to prostate cancer or have information on prostate cancer or offer various forms of support. The less good news is that there are no New Yorks, Parises or Londons among the sites - it's a case of many towns but no cities.
So I can't point you to any shangrila websites for prostate cancer.
The development of internet resources for prostate cancer is still gathering pace - it has lagged considerably behind the trend-setting development of breast cancer resources.
And prostate cancer can on occasion be a complex issue with various treatment options and pros and cons for each.
So presenting the full story on a website can be a lengthy business, and finding out all the information you need can also be a challenging task.
It may pay to set aside a considerable amount of time to quietly browse various websites, and to approach the task with a patient mindset. Being diagnosed with any cancer can be intimidating for a while, until you get used to the idea and start finding out some information and plotting a course of action.I believe that in almost every case websites need to take steps to reduce what are sometimes (naturally enough) unnecessary apprehensions of visitors to the sites who may be a bit stressed out after a recent diagnosis.A few of the prostate websites I have visited have not done this - I think this is a lack of experience in a newly developing area of the internet.But I can point you to some good sites, and you can explore others from there.For those living in Australia there is information about Australian websites here.Most of these cancers remain latent, producing no signs of symptoms, or are so indolent, or slow-growing, that they never become a serious threat to health.