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Prostate Cancer Survivors Speak Their Minds: Advice on Options, Treatments, and Aftereffects Paperback – March 1, 2010
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—Dan Rather, HDNet
"When Norman Morris and I worked side by side at CBS News, his passion for firsthand reporting fired my own enthusiasm and buoyed my own work. Now he has brought to the life-and-death battle against prostate cancer that same powerful instinct for first-person testimony. Good journalism is an early-warning system for the health of democracy and our own well-being, and every man who reads this book will thank his lucky stars for it."
—Bill Moyers, PBS
"As a bladder cancer survivor, I know firsthand how hard it is for men to talk about their diseases—especially below-the-belt diseases—but this book shows us how to do just that, the first step in coping with and eventually conquering any disease. Needed, helpful, and at times inspirational."
—Bob Schieffer, CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you need to know the medical facts about treatment options, side effects, and outcomes. You also need practical advice and moral support from those who have been there.
Prostate Cancer Survivors Speak Their Minds combines expert medical guidance from one of the world's leading authorities on prostate cancer with personal stories of men who have battled and defeated prostate cancer. Survivors tell you what you need to know about:
Coming to terms with your diagnosis and preparing to fight the disease
The special risks prostate cancer poses to African American men
Renewing your sex life as you recover from the disease
Dr. Arthur L. Burnett's open and honest comments put each survivor's story in a meaningful medical context and give you the knowledge, as well as the courage, you'll need to make the right decisions and win your battle against prostate cancer.
About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
Nearly all the examples of survivors "speaking their minds" have come through surgery (performed by Burnett) with flying colors--usually cured and with side effects not dampening their spirits. There is one example of a man whose surgery was botched--but Burnett didn't do it, and in fact rescued him with further treatment. Hmmm...
It doesn't take much research to realize there are countless men whose lives have been devastated by the side effects prostatectomies--mostly incontinence and impotence, but other maladies as well. The feel-good stories in this book are only part of the story, and it seems shifty to present them as the typical outcome. Also, who are these survivors? Arnold Palmer? Ken Griffey? Pat Robertson? Rich guys who can afford any comfort to make their post-surgery miseries easier to bear.
If you're not rich, and you can't fly to Johns Hopkins to get Burnett to perform your surgery, I suspect your reality could be much different than what's represented in this book.
On the other hand, the book is to be commended highly for focusing on African-Americans and gay men with prostate cancer, the former because they are so highly at risk, and the latter because gays are invisible to most authors/doctors writing about prostate cancer.Read more ›
The one thing that I brought away from my reading was that I was not alone, and that was the major thought in my mind when the call came in from my Urologist! I urge anyone who has or supports someone who has prostate cancer to read this book!
YOU ARE NOT ALONE....
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Very informative, especially for my RN nurse who supervises my health care. That is a plus when seeking knowledge about prostatePublished on September 21, 2013 by Musketeer Man
Prostate Cancer Survivors Speak Their Minds
Advice on Options, Treatments and Aftereffects
by A. Burnett, MD and N. Read more