According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 190,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year; more than 27,000 men die of the disease yearly. In fact, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer for men after skin cancer. Because of the irreversible and serious side effects of surgery such as incontinence, impotence, and secondary infection, many men are seeking less invasive treatments like proton therapy to cure their prostate cancer. Unfortunately, most of the urologists treating these men don't even inform them about proton therapy as a viable treatment option, despite the fact that there's no risk of the above side effects. The authors and contributors to this book want to help people become well-versed about the proton therapy option. They were all treated successfully for prostate cancer at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Center in Jacksonville, Florida - and they truly had more fun than they ever expected. In this book, the two male authors and four male contributors chronicle every step of their prostate cancer challenge from diagnosis to researching treatment options to actual proton therapy treatment to follow-up check-ups.
Anyone who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer or knows anyone who has received that diagnosis will benefit greatly from reading this book.
Bill Demboski is a U.S. Navy veteran and retired electronics engineer, worked for DuPont for 25 years and is presently working as a self-taught artist. Karen Demboski managed several women's clothing stores and also developed a wedding consultant business. Mitchell G McGuire, Jr retired from the Newark Police Department in 1997 after a long career in law enforcement, and has since owned and operated several McDonald's restaurants. Lois G. McGuire took an early retirement after 25 years in senior level human resources management and presently owns and operates two McDonald's restaurants along with her husband, Mitchell.