Since my last query about self-education I took a look at the online course Dave mentioned. I decided I am currently too distracted to knuckle down to a brisk, structured learning experience. That may be the Enzalutimide coming on stream, and I hope to pull myself together mentally with time. But in the meantime, I find reading a book in my own time easier to handle.
I found a reading list compiled by the Director of Studies (Medical) at Kings College Cambridge. This listed several substantial and costly books to be read by first year students before they start the medical course. No slacking there, either, but at least I can take my time to get through it.
I found free pdf versions for two of them. One was a rather dramatic history of "Cancer - the Emperor of maladies". The other was "Essentials of Cell Biology" by Alberts et al. which I am enjoying enormously. The tone is light, there are lots of coloured illustrations and, as my first degree was in Chemistry, I am able to skate over the sugar, protein and fatty acid fundamentals in the early chapters. Admittedly, cancer is not mentioned until page 717, but I am enjoying the process of getting there - in print, if not in prostate.
But every time I log out, the display goes back to page 1. So, not a true download, more a tethered copy - like the bibles that were chained to the pulpit in the early church.. . . and at £104 a copy it is worth chaining. However, my wife has found a used paperback edition (usually £54) for £6.85.
Look for more informed remarks from the rubbish dump mattress in the future.