One Man's Life-Changing Diagnosis: Navigating the Realities of Prostate Cancer
Craig T. Pynn
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Encountering the Realities of Prostate Cancer 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.
Encountering the Realities of Prostate Cancer 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 ;PART I: DISCOVERY & DIAGNOSIS: CHAPTER 1: Six Scary Words, CHAPTER 2: Origins, CHAPTER 3: Boarding the Oncology Adventure Ride, PART II: RELATING TO CANCER: CHAPTER 4: Dancing With Cancer, CHAPTER 5: Speaking of Cancer, CHAPTER 6: Full Speed Ahead, Part III: THE OTHER REALITIES OF PROSTATE CANCER: CHAPTER 7: PCa Inc. -The Big Business of Prostate Cancer Treatment, CHAPTER 8: The Therapeutic Combat Zone, CHAPTER 9: I See the Pink Ones, But Where Are All the Light Blue Ribbons?, Part IV: A LIFETIME'S JOURNEY: CHAPTER 10: Now for the Spiritual Life, CHAPTER 11: Curative, Not Cured: Living With Advanced Cancer, Epilogue: Prostate Cancer Among the Boomers