It was published almost a year ago. But, says N&EDPSA member David Warner, there are still men he knows who have never heard of soya or lycopene even though they are members of the support group that he runs for Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton.
N&EDPSA stands for North & East Devon Prostate Support Association of course - the letters PSA should be an obvious clue to the purpose of the group, associated as they are with the most common test for a disease which kills one man every hour in the UK.
So anything which can be said to slow down prostate cancer's progress has to be a good thing, and David, pictured above with urology/oncology specialist nurse Jane Billing from the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, was happy to recommend the Prostate Care Cookbook at the Association's local branch meeting on 22 April 2010.
I did promise myself that I wouldn't be one of those people who bang on about their cancer in their blogs, especially after giving you at http://budleighbrewsterunited.blogspot.com/2009/12/dealing-with-some-old-chestnuts.html some of the gory details following last year's surgery. And most especially because I'm now supposed to be cured, and therefore free from cancer.
Tidwell Manor http://www.tidwellmanor.co.uk/ is a superb location for the N&EDPSA meetings
Treating prostate cancer is not "an exact science" and there were plenty of "however"s in Jane's explanations of the latest research. She admitted that there is even a lot of contradictory evidence about diet, including variants such as air pollution which affect the cancer rates in different countries. I came away feeling a bit more reassured, and more than ever sure that most men need to be better informed about their prostate.
The next main meeting of the N&EDPSA takes place in Exeter on 15 July, with the next local branch meeting at Tidwell Manor on 21 July. For further information about the Association contact David Warner on 01395 442707 or click on http://www.nedpsa.org.uk/ to access the website.