His Prostate and Me: A Couple Deals with Prostate Cancer

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When caught early, prostate cancer is highly curable. Out of fear for the potential side effects of treatment, however, many men forego the simple PSA blood test that could indicate the disease in its most treatable stages. Howe argues persuasively against this head-in-the-sand approach by supplying facts that work to counter the fear. A prostate cancer diagnosis does not foretell a pleasant experience; but neither does it mean the end of a vigorous life for a couple. New techniques have made treatment, especially treatment of early stage cancer, less traumatic. New devices and drugs have markedly decreased the permanence of dreaded side effects such as incontinence and impotence. The process of diagnosis and therapy, however, is complex and confusing. Howe leads the reader through the maze with the latest information and helpful tips on coping gathered from her husband's and her experience, as well as that of others. With an irrepressible sense of humor coupled with a profound religious faith, Howe writes at a high level of technical competence, interweaving up to date information with her compelling human-interest story. Her extraordinary frankness about the difficulties she and her husband transcended is inspirational. Every wife, partner, or loved one of a man diagnosed with prostate cancer will derive tremendous insight, guidance, and hope from the Howes' story.  

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Prostate cancer is one of the most common—and most survivable—of cancers, if it is caught early enough. Thanks to new testing methods, early detection via the PSA blood test is now quite easy. Unfortunately, however, fear of cancer and especially of treatment side effects can prevent men from monitoring the health of their prostates, and even from seeking treatment for the disease, if diagnosed.

In HIS PROSTATE AND ME: A Couple Deals with Prostate Cancer, Dee Howe removes one important barrier to better prostate health. She met and married husband Dick Howe after his surgery and in the midst of side effects they would triumph over together. She tells their story along with providing in depth up to the minute medical information that is useful to anyone facing a prostate cancer diagnosis. Dick Howe has devoted his post surgical life to helping prostate cancer survivors enjoy the active good health that can follow successful treatment.

Patients, survivor groups and physicians alike will benefit from reading the Howe's story.

One chapter of the book offers a who's who of the prostate cancer medical world. Other chapters describe the multitude of treatment options available. And a comprehensive appendix gives names, addresses and websites of support resources for patients and survivors.

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In this remarkable book, Dee Howe, the wife of the nation's leading lay expert on prostate cancer, offers a frank and information-rich examination of her husband's and her experience, from diagnosis all the way to sucessful treatment for post-surgical side effects.

Her clear and reader-friendly prose delineates the many new and effective treatment options available and offers details of the numerous resources existing to help a couple obtain support in their fight against this dangerous disease.

Every wife, partner or loved one of a man diagnosed with prostate cancer will derive tremendous insight and guidance from the Howes' story.

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