This inspiring physical, emotional, and spiritual guide empowers patients to face diagnosis with dignity, explore their options realistically, and tackle recovery with optimism and determination.
The first book to emphasize robotic surgery for prostate cancer from an informed layman's perspective, CONQUER PROSTATE CANCER discusses the latest research and advances in treatment, and profiles twenty patients who chose various treatment options.
As the author and his wife share the most intimate details of their prostate cancer journey, readers learn how to:
-- Become an active member of their medical team
-- Reduce pain and stress and renew vitality
-- Overcome impotence and incontinence
-- Enhance intimate relationships
-- Draw strength from faith, family, and friends
Prominent robotic surgeon Dr. Robert Carey discusses medical and patient-care concerns and the author's wife provides a running commentary, sharing her thoughts about how she and her family coped with the disease and its effects.
With its low-key humor, hopeful tone, and well-researched facts, this book is a powerful tool for surviving prostate cancer, and a valuable resource for prostate cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones, The author, Rabbi Ed Weinsberg, is a prostate cancer survivor and rabbi with a doctorate in gerontology from Columbia University. Contributing author Dr. Robert Carey is a prominent urologist and robotic surgeon with a Ph.D. from MIT. Dr. David Kauder, the book's medical advisor, has been a urologist for the past 30 years and is a past president of the Massachusetts Association of Practicing Urologists.
"Rabbi Weinsberg draws on his own medical ordeal to bring guidance and comfort to others," says Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of "When Bad Things Happen to Good People."
Dr. Ellen Kreidman, psychologist and relationship expert appearing on Oprah and other national media calls the book "brilliant, inspiring, and gutsy," and says that it will enable its readers to "experience the joys of sex again."
"Successfully wrestles with the concerns of those confronted by prostate cancer," declares Dr. Robert Butler, M.D., President and CEO of the International Longevity Center and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
Jerry Perisho, prostate cancer survivor, former freelance comedy writer for Jay Leno, David Letterman marveled how this book is "crammed full of laughter, stories, remarkable frankness, and great advice."
Leah Cohen, a prostate cancer survivor's wife and blog editor states, "I applaud the author for recognizing that wives, in their own way, get prostate cancer too."