Surviving Prostate Cancer
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time for men and those who love them to get informed about prostate cancer and take action against it.
According to the National Prostate Cancer Coalition, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer in American men and is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among males, second only to lung cancer. In 2006 alone, approximately 234,460 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and approximately 27,350 will die as a result of the disease. With early detection and treatment, however, nearly 100% of those diagnosed with the disease survive.
Surviving Prostate Cancer, a new book by E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., is the most complete, reliable, and up-to-date guide available for those seeking to make informed decisions about prostate cancer. The book explains how to come to terms with the diagnosis of prostate cancer, evaluate the severity of the disease, and assess the variety of treatment options and their complications. The author, himself a prostate cancer survivor, mixes his personal experience with factual material, and he maintains a reassuring sense of humor. His advice is practical, with dozens of tips and lists including “Ten Steps to Sanity for Men Recently Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.” With Dr. Torrey’s book in hand, readers can now tackle all the important decisions about prostate cancer, confident in having the most accurate and complete information available.
“Fiercely frank, yet compassionate and sensitive,” says Dr. Stephen P. Hersh, “Surviving Prostate Cancer destigmatizes, demystifies and educates all who have the wisdom to read this book.”