Prostate Cancer: Treatment and Recovery

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"My story," says Richard Handy, "is about the most personal experience a man can share: how to heal the emotional effects of prostate cancer's threat to his life and of its cure's devastating consequence for his sense of maleness."

An estimated 200,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1994, yet this "ignored male disease" has only recently become a topic of polite conversation. It is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer for men and the second most frequent cause of cancer-related death. Medical ...

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Overview

"My story," says Richard Handy, "is about the most personal experience a man can share: how to heal the emotional effects of prostate cancer's threat to his life and of its cure's devastating consequence for his sense of maleness."

An estimated 200,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1994, yet this "ignored male disease" has only recently become a topic of polite conversation. It is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer for men and the second most frequent cause of cancer-related death. Medical research continues to make progress in diagnosis and treatment, but little is available to help patients and their families face the emotional effects of the cure. Handy shares his most personal story and its profound influence on his self-image and on his relationships with others. Written by a vulnerable person facing impotence and possible death, Prostate Cancer is for all the men, and their caring partners, who must confront the disease and impotence. Handy seeks to provide the understanding that he struggled so long to find during his own healing journey. The epilogue will strike a chord with all who are working through recovery.

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A reference on the design, construction, and operation of gas, liquid, and thin-layer chromotography detectors, emphasizing the use of common specifications to describe all detectors. Discusses properties of detectors, efficiency measurement, and the relative merits of the more popular detectors, including recent commercially available models as well as lesser-known devices. Reviews factors that impair column resolution, and surveys chromotography/spectrometer tandem systems. For chromotographers, chemists and biochemists, biotechnologists, and graduate students. CIP declares title as v.70. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573920742
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 251
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Y. Handy is a lawyer who lectures on organizational and human relations issues and counsels extensively with business, educational, and service groups in the United States and abroad.

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Table of Contents

Preface 7
Pt. I The Beginning: Three Revelations 11
Ch. 1 Decisions about Unknowns and Uncertainties 17
Pt. II Meditations on Healing 39
Ch. 2 Turning Inward 41
Ch. 3 Turning Outward 53
Ch. 4 The Doctor Within 65
Ch. 5 Getting Myself Together 75
Ch. 6 Resilience: The Test of Healing 87
Pt. III Meditations on Maleness 99
Ch. 7 The First Revelation: Discovery of Sexuality 101
Ch. 8 The Second Revelation: Communion with Males 123
Ch. 9 The Third Revelation: Love and Commitment 141
Pt. IV Meditations on Mysteries 159
Ch. 10 Dying: How Do I Say Goodbye? 161
Ch. 11 Transcendence 183
Ch. 12 A Golden Resurrection 199
Epilogue 213
Notes 241
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