Bill Dyckes, born in Connecticut in 1938, was treated for prostate cancer in 1997. The procedure he chose was successful, and he believes that everyone should do the same thing he did: lots of research.

This site began as notes, developed into a simple explanation for friends and family, and soon became the Overview of the Hypertext Guide. Later, many other pages and hypertext links were added. Unfortunately, it was impossible to keep up with most of the developments in prostate cancer or the reorganization of the sites it was linked to, so the site was scaled back and the overview was expanded.

Bill is primarily a writer and editor. His résumé and some samples of his other work can be found at


bill @ hypertext . org