Health knowledge made personal
My blog is an extension of my book, Conquer Prostate Cancer: How Medicine, Fath, Love and Sex Can Renew Your Life. As such what I write amounts to a physical, emotional and spiritual guide for prostate cancer patients, survivors and those who love them.
As of May 2009 I've been a prostate cancer survivor for two years. The experience of robotic prostate surgery, combined with my 30 years as a congregational rabbi and my doctorate in gerontology, have given me a unique point of view. The end result is that I've become a patient healthcare educator and coach.
I have had many conversations with patients who are as confused as I was when first trying to decide on an appropriate treatment option. I continue to do my best to enable patients by offering them knowledge and insights that will help them make the best choices they can for themselves.
My most fervent effort has been to take the fear out of preparing for or recovering from surgery and other techniques to treat prostate cancer. Dealing with treatment after-affects can be troubling. I'm here to help patients and survivors retrench and renew their lives at every level possible through renewed intimacy, faith, humor, and learning to rely on family, friends and even "strangers" in support groups and forums.
I value interacting with readers and welcome comments or questions to help clarify where you and I stand on a variety of issues related to prostate cancer and other cancers as well.. Above all I welcome the input of women who also are deeply affected by prostate cancer when their husbands or fathers or other relatives and friends have to live with prostate cancer and its treatment after-effects.
Please ask me about whatever's on your mind that relates to any aspect of prostate cancer. I'll do my best to respond as constructively as possible. You can also visit me at my blog, www.ConquerProstateCancer.com for other resources that you will find useful, whether you are a prostate cancer patient, survivor, wife or partner or someone else who loves them.