One Man's Life-Changing Diagnosis: Navigating the Realities of Prostate Cancer

One Man's Life-Changing Diagnosis: Navigating the Realities of Prostate Cancer

by Craig T. Pynn
     
 

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"Awarded a 2012 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Award in the Consumer Health Category

One Man's Life-Changing Diagnosis provides a comprehensive patient's eye view of the clinical, emotional, relational and spiritual experience of prostate cancer from the time of first symptoms to diagnosis to treatment and to living as survivor with an

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"Awarded a 2012 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Award in the Consumer Health Category

One Man's Life-Changing Diagnosis provides a comprehensive patient's eye view of the clinical, emotional, relational and spiritual experience of prostate cancer from the time of first symptoms to diagnosis to treatment and to living as survivor with an advanced cancer that can return at any time.

The book discusses everything that results from a diagnosis of prostate cancer, from relationships to sex to social networking to finding support groups. And it explores feelings - why some men feel free to talk openly while others remain silent and what that silence is about. It teaches strategies for coping with the often-inappropriate responses when the individual tells relatives, friends and acquaintances that he has prostate cancer.

One Man's Life-Changing Diagnosis shows:

  • How to become an informed advocate for your own particular clinical situation by knowing where - and where not to seek information online
  • How to make informed judgments about a treatments validity
  • Why men with prostate cancer tend to deal with their illness quite differently than women who have breast cancer - and what that implies for a person's well-being
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“An exceptional resource to help patients and family members make better and more informed decisions.“-American Journal of Nursing, December 2012

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Reviewer: Mohamed T Ismail, MD (VA Medical Center Wilmington)
Description: Providing a patient's perspective of the experience of prostate cancer, this book discusses the diagnosis, evaluation, treatment options, and emotional aspects related to the diagnosis.
Purpose: The author provides insight into the experience of navigating a prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. It is a unique perspective from a very well-informed patient. He also analyzes some of the business, medical, and political aspects of the disease.
Audience: The book is intended for patients who have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families, but it is also very helpful for allied health personnel such as social workers and clerical staff. Finally, healthcare providers might find this book very helpful in enabling them to see the disease from a patient's perspective.
Features: The first three chapters cover the author's initial diagnosis of prostate cancer. The next group of chapters describes in detail his experience with the tests he underwent and the therapy he chose to treat his cancer. Chapters 7 thru 9 describe various business and political aspects of the disease. The final section of the book describes spiritual well-being and living with prostate cancer.
Assessment: This could be a very useful tool for every patient after a diagnosis of prostate cancer as well as for their family members or friends. It is well written, simple, and to the point.
Reviewer: Mohamed T Ismail, MD(VA Medical Center Wilmington)
Description: Providing a patient's perspective of the experience of prostate cancer, this book discusses the diagnosis, evaluation, treatment options, and emotional aspects related to the diagnosis.
Purpose: The author provides insight into the experience of navigating a prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. It is a unique perspective from a very well-informed patient. He also analyzes some of the business, medical, and political aspects of the disease.
Audience: The book is intended for patients who have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families, but it is also very helpful for allied health personnel such as social workers and clerical staff. Finally, healthcare providers might find this book very helpful in enabling them to see the disease from a patient's perspective.
Features: The first three chapters cover the author's initial diagnosis of prostate cancer. The next group of chapters describes in detail his experience with the tests he underwent and the therapy he chose to treat his cancer. Chapters 7 thru 9 describe various business and political aspects of the disease. The final section of the book describes spiritual well-being and living with prostate cancer.
Assessment: This could be a very useful tool for every patient after a diagnosis of prostate cancer as well as for their family members or friends. It is well written, simple, and to the point.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936303359
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/20/2012
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
785,592
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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From the Publisher
This book should have been written years ago. The point is made that because of a plethora of social, political, and financial realities, prostate cancer is a disease that men everywhere are suffering with quietly and often alone. Pynn provides a thoughtful, straightforward commentary on the debilitating and disabling effects of prostate cancer. He provides an insider's perspective of the struggles of living with this disease and delivers an easy-to-read guide to help readers navigate the realities of detection, diagnosis, and treatment.
Provides readers with firsthand, essential information that's often overlooked because of social factors and the stress of living with the disease.
Helps prostate cancer patients reduce the burden of stress that accompanies the cancer diagnosis, as well the confusion that can befall those suffering with this disease.
An exceptional resource to help patients and family members make better and more informed decisions; the information it contains can help patients through the treatment process, giving them a path to recovery and long and full lives." — American Journal of Nursing

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Meet the Author

Craig Pynn graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a minor in English. He has an MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley. His career has been in the electronics industry, focusing in the area of automatic test of systems, sub-systems and semiconductors. But he has been writing throughout his career in his field. He has written two books for McGraw Hill, Strategies for Electronics Test and The Low-Cost Test Handbook, his bylined papers and articles have appeared in journals and technology trade magazines in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, including IEEE Design & Test of Computers, Electronics, Electronics Business, Test & Measurement World, Circuits Assembly, Test (UK) and SMT Asia. And he continues to write in this field.

When Craig was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer he turned his focus on the issue. He is currently a Consumer Reviewer on the Genetics/Molecular Biology Peer Review Panel for the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) of the Congressionally Directed Research Programs (CDMRP) He is also the founding principal of Helios Marketing Advisors, Inc. in California.

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