The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink web site now contains four general types of information, as follows:
- Detailed articles on a whole range of specific topics related to the risk for, prevention of, diagnosis of, and management of prostate cancer, along with other “tips and tools”
- Video presentations about selected topics, linked to the detailed articles
- A daily blog that deals with everything from the medical science news to coverage of relevant medical conventions like the annual ASCO and AUA meetings, as well as just “hot” interesting stories
- An on-line mentoring service that allows you to post your questions for Arthur (a layman with significant experience of prostate cancer) and Amy (a patient’s wife whose primary goal is to assist other spouses and “significant others”)
You can use the green tabs at the top of every page to find your way around the site. Every green tab links to a full list of the content on that topic. Alternatively, just use the site map
So that you are aware whether any specific page is “up to date,” there is a date given at the bottom of all key content pages that will tell you when the information on that page was last reviewed and updated. Please be aware that just because a specific page hasn’t been updated for a few months does not make it “out of date.” This may simply mean that there is no new data to report.
Certain pages have been developed for very specific target groups of people. For example, the page entitled “For newly diagnosed patients” is obviously intended as an introductory page for patients who have just learned that they have prostate cancer.
Finally, for those who are interested in learning from the experiences of others (and for those who are interested in helping the newly diagnosed based on their own experience), there is a “sister site” called The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink Social Network. You do have to “join” the network to be able to review most of the information on this site, post information, or ask questions (although you can do this anonymously if you prefer). Since March 20, 2008, when the sites went live, over 5,500 people have joined our Social Network, including patients, family members, physicians, and other health professionals.