How We Survived Prostate Cancer: What We Did and What We Should Have Done

How We Survived Prostate Cancer: What We Did and What We Should Have Done

by Victoria Hallerman, Peter Albert
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How We Survived Prostate Cancer: What We Did and What We Should Have Done 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
loves-to-readVA More than 1 year ago
I read about half, until my husband had chosen proton therapy. The man in the book had chosen seeds and Lupron. If someone has not chosen a therapy option, reading this might convince someone not to use the seeds. The author does a good job of giving out pointers on choosing doctors and therapies. But it is still a little depressing-how it affected them both.
sharynb More than 1 year ago
To Whom It May Concern:

As the wife of a prostate cancer patient, I am convinced that this book should be in every urologist's office in the country. I started reading and could not put it down. Hallerman discusses every nuance of the situation the women in these men's lives deal with. The doctors, on the other hand, usually dismiss the whole hormone after effect by saying, "just don't even expect him to think about sex for at least two years." No advice, no recommended support group, no information about the psychological change this can wreak in a relationship, nothing about the fact that it is more than sexual activity that falls by the wayside...

...Hallerman has provided that net. I encourage you to make sure that this book gets circulated in cancer centers and doctor's offices.
CB54 More than 1 year ago
The author recounts the experiences her and her husband Dean have from the time he is diagnosed with prostate cancer to today as he is cancer free.She recounts the treatment choices,and the mistakes involved. She also explains support groups and relives the experiences of friends who turn away from you at your darkest hour.Deans candid sections were so raw that at times you felt his fear and at others they were filled with his good natured humor as he tried to make the best of his situation.No relationship or marriage is untouched or unscathed by a disease like this or of this scale. This book will help you understand that and help you cope and learn from what the author learned. Love can survive cancer.