Prostate Oncology Specialists, Inc. Launches "Prostate Snatchers" - A Blog Featuring Posts by the Co-Authors of Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers

Mar 29, 2011, 22:11 ET from Prostate Oncology Specialists, Inc.

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prostate Oncology Specialists, Inc. announces the launch of the "Prostate Snatchers" blog.  It features contributions from a medical oncologist, Mark Scholz MD, who specializes only in prostate cancer and a prostate cancer patient, Ralph H. Blum. Both authors will provide perspectives on engaging topics. The bloggers are co-authors of the book Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers (August 2010, Other Press). They will be following the same alternating chapter style used in their book by posting alternating blogs every Tuesday.

In his review of Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers, Dana Jennings, New York Times Science Editor, wrote: "I wish I had this book back in 2008."  Ralph Blum reflects, "My blogs continue where the book left off."  Blum adds, "I'm excited to be writing, in blogs, things I wanted to say in our book, but left out because they seemed too radical - things men need to know and may not find anywhere else." Dr. Mark Scholz states, "Medical technology is changing week to week and prostate treatment hits a man right where it hurts.  Ralph and I want to provide a map to help guide men safely through a medical minefield."

Blum kicks off his first blog with the topic, "To Be or Not to Be Biopsied - That is the Question." More than a million men undergo prostate biopsy every year facing some of the most momentous decisions of their life.  Dr. Scholz will follow up next week with his thoughts the impact of surgery on sexual intimacy.  These blogs can be viewed at  Readers are welcome to interact by posting comments on each blog.

About Prostate Oncology Specialists

Established in 1995, Prostate Oncology Specialists has earned national acclaim for its comprehensive approach to prostate cancer prevention and management. Under the direction of Medical Director Mark Scholz, M.D., Prostate Oncology Specialists employs a highly skilled team of physicians trained in oncology, radiology, hematology, and internal medicine that treats all stages of the prostate cancer. Prostate Oncology Specialists are not wedded to any single therapy for prostate cancer, but rather advocate the exploration of treatment options that are customized and tailored to the unique needs of each individual patient. Treatments employed include active surveillance, testosterone deprivation, partial cryotherapy, seed implantation, intensity-modulated radiation, and surgery. Prostate Oncology Specialists' ongoing mission is to uncover new medical breakthroughs in the treatment and management of prostate cancer.

About Ralph H. Blum

Ralph H. Blum is a cultural anthropologist and author, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University with a degree in Russian Studies. His reporting from the Soviet Union, the first of its kind for The New Yorker (1961—1965), included two three-part series on Russian cultural life. He has written for various magazines, among them Reader's Digest, Cosmopolitan, and Vogue. Blum has published three novels and five nonfiction books. He has been living with prostate cancer, without radical intervention, for twenty years.


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