About the book
His Prostate and Me
A couple deals with prostate cancer
by Desiree Lyon Howe
[From promotional material]
His Prostate and Me addresses from a woman's point of view the prime issue that obstructs men from seeking treatment for prostate cancer: will I or won't I be able to function sexually for the rest of my life?
Desiree Howe, who met and married husband Dick Howe after his prostate cancer surgery, answers that question with a resounding yes as she offers a frank and information-rich examination of her husband's and her experience with this "dangerous" disease.
The keystone of the book is Dick Howe's story, from diagnosis all the way through successful treatment for post-surgical side effects, including incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
Dick Howe, former president of Pennzoil, reacted to his diagnosis by immersing himself in an on-going effort to learn everything possible about the illness that threatened his life.
When he began courting Desiree Lyon, like him, recently widowed, she realized that she would be enlisted in this mission, as well. With courage and humor she embraced the challenge, joining her husband in bringing open and honest discussion of every aspect of prostate cancer treatment to as many people as possible, either by appearing before groups or through individual counseling.
In clear and readable prose, she accompanies their personal story with up to the minute, understandable, scientific information on the medical issues involved, including details of the many new and effective treatment options available. A comprehensive appendix lists information resources around the country. Every wife, partner or loved one of a man diagnosed with prostate cancer will derive tremendous insight and guidance from the Howes' experience along with vital information to aid in navigating the complexities involved in confronting and surmounting this disease.
From the Publisher
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.
From the Inside Flap
In this remarkable book, Dee Howe, the wife of a 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 successful 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.
About the Author
Desiree Lyon Howe is a patient education and advocacy expert. She serves on the boards of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the National Organization of Rare Disorders and is the Executive Director of the American Porphyria Foundation. She lives in Houston with her husband, Dr. Richard J. Howe.
About the Book
Paperback, 170 pages. No illustrations or index. 6-page section of resources at back of book.
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