Prostate Cancer Survivors Speak Their Minds: Advice on Options, Treatments, and Aftereffects

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Personal stories show men how to make the right decisions for themselves, with medical insights from a leading Johns Hopkins authority on prostate cancer

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you want to know the facts about treatment options as well as what to expect through the process of treatment and recovery.

Written by Dr. Arthur L. Burnett, II. one of the world's most distinguished authorities on prostate ...

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Overview

Personal stories show men how to make the right decisions for themselves, with medical insights from a leading Johns Hopkins authority on prostate cancer

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you want to know the facts about treatment options as well as what to expect through the process of treatment and recovery.

Written by Dr. Arthur L. Burnett, II. one of the world's most distinguished authorities on prostate cancer and veteran CBS News journalist and prostate cancer survivor, Norman Morris, Prostate Cancer Survivors Speak Their Minds gives you the information you need through the experiences of men who have had prostate cancer. Dr. Burnett speaks openly and honestly about prostate cancer options, treatments, and aftereffects and shares stories of both well-known and ordinary prostate cancer survivors who offer their personal reflections on going through treatment and getting well.

  • Includes personal stories from notable prostate cancer survivors such as Arnold Palmer, Ken Griffey Sr., Pat Robertson, and others
  • Takes an authoritative look at prostate cancer treatments, current and promising  scientific breakthroughs, and life-altering side effects
  • Author Arthur Burnett, a leading prostate cancer expert, is the Patrick C. Walsh Professor of Urology, Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the Johns Hopkins's James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute and is renowned for his research studies that led to the formulation of Viagra
  • Offers solutions to common side effects such as sexual problems and incontinence

Combining the essential medical facts about prostate cancer with personal, intimate stories told by courageous men who have survived it, this book is an invaluable guide for men diagnosed with prostate cancer and those who care about them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470578810
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/29/2010
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 810,361
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur L. Burnett II, M.D., Professor, Department of Urology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is one of the world's leading authorities on prostate cancer. Director of the Male Consultation Clinic at Johns Hopkins's James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, he is also renowned for his studies that led to the formulation of Viagra.
NORMAN S. MORRIS, an Emmy and Peabody Award–winning producer/writer and news manager at CBS News for thirty years, is himself a prostate cancer survivor.
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Table of Contents

Prescriptive Information.

Foreword by Senator John Kerry.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part I Diagnosis and Coming to Terms.

1 Your Life in Our hands.

2 The End of an Odyssey (Norman S. Morris).

3 In the Race for Positive Outcomes, Lady Luck May Ride the Inside, but Better Preparation Can Carry the Day (Richard Meyers).

4 Don’t Let Your Health Insurance Kill You! (Malcolm "Mac" Ogilvie and Trudy Ogilvie).

5 For Some, Faith Can Illuminate the Obscure Decision-Making Process (Paul Haley).

6 Gay Men and Prostate Cancer: Invisible Burdens (Russell Windle and Victor Kralisz).

Part II Considering Options and Treatments.

7 Research CSI Style. The Importance of Being Thorough (Scott Erskine and Susan Erskine).

8 Driving Prostate Cancer under Par (Arnold Palmer).

9 A Celebrated Linebacker’s Charge to the End Zone (Robin Cole).

10 A Hall of Famer Knocks the "Big One" Out of the Park (Ken Griffey Sr.).

11 Choice May Not Be in the Cards: Staying Alive Is the Ace Up Your Sleeve! (Elliott Halio).

Part III Warnings and Conflicts.

12 Sidestepping a Rush to Judgment (Yohannes Abate).

13 Stern Advice to Young African American Men: Listen Up! (Earl G. Graves, Sr.).

14 Action and Prayer Define His Courage (Pat Robertson).

15 Sometimes There Are More Questions Than Answers and Nothing Seems to Add Up (Charles Brickell and Karen Brickell).

16 Does "Minimal Prostate Cancer" Guarantee You a Free Pass? (Lennox Graham).

Part IV Aftereffects.

17 When Libido Takes Control (Jim S).

18 Getting Your Sex Life Back (Bruce Hamlett).

19 His Prayers for a Miracle Find a Response in an Ingenious Device (Father Ronald Hazuda).

20 Too Little Too Late: The Challenges Surviving Prostate Cancer (Lloyd T. Bowser, Sr. and Dr. Geneva Bowser).

21 No Love Lost: "Just Between Us Boys. . ." (Gabe Daniels).

22 Climbing a Steep Mountain of Medical Complexities: One Step at a Time (Robert Piscotty and Mary Anne Piscotty).

The Future: Treatments and Perspectives.

Resources.

References..

Survivors of Prostate Cancer.

Index.

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