As a survivor for almost five years, I found the book to be very comprehensive with two drawbacks. One, if you are an African American, don't expect to find any information regarding the preponderance of prostate cancer among African Americans, and Two, there is a paucity of information regarding death statistics. Death and hospice are discussed in the very short Chapter 36 and the oft cited Kubler- Ross stages and the fact that they do not necessarily occur in stages is mentioned, but there are no hard stats or discussion of how many die and when. Other than those two flaws, I found the book to be a great open, honest discussion of a very complicated and controversial subject. This would be a great book to take to the doctor's office after, or before your first biopsy as a discussion and question starter--"It says here, Doc, that I should ask you these questions--how about it?" Four stars.