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One man's life-changing diagnosis : navigating the realities of prostate cancer /
Craig T. Pynn.
imprint
New York : Demos Health, c2012.
description
xviii, 229 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1936303353 (pbk.), 9781936303359 (pbk.)
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imprint
New York : Demos Health, c2012.
isbn
1936303353 (pbk.)
9781936303359 (pbk.)
contents note
Pt. 1. Discovery and diagnosis -- Six scary words -- Origins -- Boarding the oncology adventure ride -- pt. 2. Relating to cancer -- Dancing with cancer -- Speaking of cancer -- Full speed ahead -- pt. 3. The other realities of prostate cancer -- The business of cancer treatment -- The therapeutic combat zone -- But where are all the light blue ribbons? -- pt. 4. A lifetime's journey -- OK, God, so where are you, anyway? -- Curative, not cured: living with prostate cancer -- Epilogue: The future of prostate cancer.
catalogue key
8882605
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-223) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Craig T. Pynn graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an electrical engineer. He has an MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley. His career has been in the electronics industry, focusing in the area of automatic test of systems, subsystems, and semiconductors. He has written two books, Strategies for Electronics Tests (published by McGraw-Hill) and The Low-Cost Test Handbook. His bylined papers and articles have appeared in journals and technology trade magazines in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, including IEEE Design Test of Computers, Electronics, Electronics Business, Test Measurement World, Circuits Assembly, Test, and SMT Asia. When Craig was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, he turned his focus to education and advocacy. He is a Consumer Reviewer for the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). He is also the founding principal of Helios Marketing Advisors, Inc., in California, where he lives with his wife, Susan. They have two married children and three grandchildren.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"This book should have been written years ago. The point is made that because of a plethora of social, political, and financial realities, prostate cancer is a disease that men everywhere are suffering with quietly and often alone. Pynn provides a thoughtful, straightforward commentary on the debilitating and disabling effects of prostate cancer. He provides an insider's perspective of the struggles of living with this disease and delivers an easy-to-read guide to help readers navigate the realities of detection, diagnosis, and treatment. Provides readers with firsthand, essential information that's often overlooked because of social factors and the stress of living with the disease. Helps prostate cancer patients reduce the burden of stress that accompanies the cancer diagnosis, as well the confusion that can befall those suffering with this disease. An exceptional resource to help patients and family members make better and more informed decisions; the information it contains can help patients through the treatment process, giving them a path to recovery and long and full lives." -- American Journal of Nursing
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Doody's Reviews, September 2012
Doody's Reviews, October 2012
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Summaries
Main Description
Awarded a 2012 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Award in the Consumer Health Category "One Mans Life-Changing Diagnosis" provides a comprehensive patients 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. "One Mans Life-Changing Diagnosis" shows: How to become an informed advocate for your own particular clinical situation by knowing where - and where nototo 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 persons well-being
Long Description
"One Man's Life Changing Diagnosis" 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.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
Introduction: An Ordinary Cancerp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Discovery and Diagnosis
Six Scary Wordsp. 3
Originsp. 17
Boarding the Oncology Adventure Ridep. 35
Relating to Cancer
Dancing With Cancerp. 51
Speaking of Cancerp. 69
Full Speed Aheadp. 91
The Other Realities of Prostate Cancer
The Business of Cancer Treatmentp. 109
The Therapeutic Combat Zonep. 127
But Where Are All the Light Blue Ribbons?p. 147
A Lifetime's Journey
OK, God, So Where Are You, Anyway?p. 167
Curative, Not Cured: Living With Prostate Cancerp. 185
Epilogue: The Future of Prostate Cancerp. 207
Bibliographyp. 215
Indexp. 225
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