Best Prostate Cancer Treatment: Proton Beam Therapy
(Includes the latest 2017 technology)
Book description from the first chapter:
This book is entirely about proton therapy (PT). If you are a man, or the spouse, relative, or friend of a man who has prostate cancer, you need to read this book. It contains current information not available from any other single book.
Proton therapy is a type of radiation treatment that uses protons instead of X-rays to treat cancer. Because of their unique characteristics, protons successfully target the cancer while sparing the healthy tissue....Positively-charged protons are separated from hydrogen gas and injected into a cyclotron which energizes them and accelerates them to two-thirds the speed of light. The subsequent beam of protons moves through a vacuum transport system controlled by magnets that organize, focus and direct the beam to the appropriate treatment room. As protons come through the nozzle, a device shapes, scatters, or scans the protons (depending on the system used), delivering them to the depth of the tumor where they release all of their energy in a big burst. There’s no exit path beyond the target through the body as with x-rays. It’s an amazing process to which I have devoted several chapters.
I wrote this book after I became enamoured with proton therapy, having experienced it first hand. I've written other books, but this is the first one in full color, with more than 150 illustrations and photos. I use digital publishing through CreateSpace, a company owned by Amazon. They set a minimum price one can charge for a book, leading to the cover price of $29.95.
I wish it were lower, still, I can't imagine anyone with a life-threatening situation such as prostate cancer (or any other cancer) would fail to pay thirty bucks for the most complete description of proton therapy available in print. Nevertheless, I'm in the process of doing a black and white version that will cost less, and also an ebook for Kindles. Both will have only a few illustrations and slightly reduced content, being directed to this website for photos andupdates.
Bulk and wholesale purachasing
CreateSpace Direct is a source for volume wholesale purchases of the book. Here is information from their website:
CreateSpace Direct Reseller Application
In order to take advantage of the wholesale prices from CreateSpace Direct, you will need to follow these three steps:
1. Create a CreateSpace customer account. If you already have a CreateSpace customer account, please follow the steps below.
2. Download and complete the Resale Verification Form. Fax it, along with your Resale Certificate or international equivalent, to: (206) 922-5928, Attn: CreateSpace Direct Reseller program.
Please note that a valid state sales tax permit number is required to certify that the products are being purchased for resale. For Libraries it is not necessary to provide a Resale Certificate, just fill out the form below, indicate that you are a Library and a customer service representative will be in touch.
3. Fill out the CreateSpace Direct application form below.
A CreateSpace Member Services Representative will contact you within 2 business days of your application submission with ordering instructions or next steps to complete certification.
Print on Demand
Print on demand (POD) has revolutionized publishing. No longer must the author or the distributor have a garage or warehouse piled high with printed copies awaiting sale, getting beaten up and damaged. Now, when you order the book from Amazon, they then print it and send it to you. Especially for books serving smaller niche audiences, POD means the difference between getting in print or not. This is a photo of an Espresso Book Machine (EBM) which, despite its name, does not make coffee, it prints books, including gluing on the cover, in about two or three minutes. I suspect that CreateSpace has much larger capacity machines. Their customer service is spectacular, as is their response time.
For example, on a Wednesday I uploaded my book (as a single pdf file) and cover (also pdf file) to CreateSpace. The next day, Thursday, I got a notice of a probem with the cover. I fixed the problem and uploaded a new cover. On Friday the book was approved (passed the technical requirements) and I ordered three proof copies. On Tuesday I received them, having paid for expedited delivery. Still, it took less than a week from uploading the manuscript to having the physical books in my hands. Quite amazing. In the print :book industry, that can take months.
In previous books, I have made corrections to the text, then uploaded a new version. It takes the book off of Amazon for a few days, then the new version becomes available again. Very cool. Of course, printing isn't the main issue, marketing is. With so many thousands of books being printed every day, getting found is not easy. If you have enjoyed this book, please:
Write a review on Amazon.com.
Tell your friends about it.
If you know someone who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, please gift him this book. It can make a huge difference in his life.
As other versions of this book, as well as updates, become available, I will place a notice on this page. Thanks for visiting. Come back.
Here's a link to Amazon.com. (This is not a buy button.)
Our other websites are also of interest:
www.proton-therapy-centers.com (A list of proton therapy centers in the U.S.)
www.proton-beam-therapy.com (Our proton therapy blog.)