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A Gay Man's Guide to Prostate Cancer
$29.95 Hardcover $19.95 softcover

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About The Book:

Discover the facts aboutóand personal stories ofógay men diagnosed with prostate cancer

 A Gay Man's Guide to Prostate Cancer describes the medical facts and psychological aspects of being diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer as well as the personal experiences of gay men from various walks of life, emphasizing the unique concerns gay men have when confronted with this life-altering disease.

Many of the contributors are or have been involved with Malecare, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides prostate cancer support for gay men and their families.

 The book is divided into a professional section that covers the medical and psychological aspects affecting gay men, and an experiential section in which gay men of varying ages, ethnicities, races, and HIV status describe their own very personal feelings and experiences regarding their diagnosis, treatment, and side-effects. A helpful glossary  explains the meanings of medical words and phrases.

A Gay Manís Guide to Prostate Cancer discusses:
  • the basics of prostate cancer, with an overview of causes, diagnosis, screening guidelines, and treatments
  • the history of prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment and some unique concerns that gay men face when consulting a urologist and making treatment decisions
  • the practical questions regarding gay sex after treatment, with a matter-of-fact primer pertaining to what may happen during and what to do after treatment
  • the depression and anxiety that gay men will likely experience, with a look at the stigmatization and alienation that may occur in the heterosexually biased world
  • the dynamics and concerns of diagnosed gay men within the context of a self-help group, with topics that include gay identities, sexual behaviors and attitudes, feelings of helplessness, and HIV/AIDS considerations
  • how the surgical removal of one patientís prostate gland affected him emotionallyóand physically
  • how a patientís diagnosis challenged his sexuality and moved him to work at alerting other men of color to their increased risk of developing prostate cancer
  • a patientís sexual dysfunction following radical surgeryóand why he formed a gay menís prostate cancer support group
  • how prostate cancer devastated one patientís sense of self and body image; and his experience of being unacceptable in a gay community that he views as consumed with youth and beauty
  • older gay menís thoughts when confronting prostate canceróand how sex has evolved for them
  • the impact of cancer on couplesí relationships and the importance of being proactive about treatment
  • a 33-year-old manís struggle with prostate canceróhow it changed him and how it affected his relationship of 12 years

information last updated on July, 2005

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