Dr. Bert Vorstman has written several informative resource e-papers and blogs specifically geared towards men wanting to educate themselves about localized prostate cancer. The purpose of these papers was to counter the incredible amount of misinformation, misrepresentation and conjecture regarding the management and possible therapy for localized prostate cancer. Much of these falsehoods have been encouraged by physicians influenced by conflicts of interest. Furthermore, the promotion of the ill-conceived high-risk robotic prostatectomy is absolutely misguided as the procedures’ alleged benefits have never been scientifically validated. Radical surgery/robotic prostatectomy fails to save significant numbers of men and simply causes great harm and debilitation.
The following is a resource list of his writings offers a large amount of data and common sense information for managing localized prostate cancer:
Why Should the After Effects of Some Prostate Cancer Treatments be Worse than the Disease Itself?
Prostate Cancer Surgery? Lies, Lies and More Damned Lies
Prostate Cancer? Why Radical Surgery/Robotic Prostatectomy is NOT for You
The Imperfect PSA, The Fraudulent Robotic Prostatectomy and Medical Ethics
Prostate Cancer Screening? Maybe. Carefully and Selectively
PSAs and Prostate Cancer: Mayhem and Gore
Information on minimally invasive treatment options:
or his blog on focal treatment of prostate cancer
or USPSTF review