PRLog - Nov. 26, 2012 - MISSOULA, Mont. -- “Good attitude and mental toughness are a good part of the answer,” said Martin. “I can’t begin to tell you how many stories I have of misdiagnosis. Medicine is a science, but it’s not a perfect science. You want your doctor’s best educated guess, but you want it backed up with hard science. If you take no for an answer, then you can only blame yourself if you don’t stop the monster in its tracks.”
Killing Cancer by L. J. Martin
Martin’s 164-page book, “killing cancer,” is a valuable look at cancer from the patient’s point of view. Martin contracted prostate cancer and squamous throat cancer, and beat the odds for both. Prostate cancer kills 30,000 men each year in the U.S. Only 16 percent of victims Martin’s age survive throat cancer. Statistics show that 41 percent of the population will develop cancer at some time in their lives, and Martins’ book provides readers with an inside look at the emotions, tests, and treatment options that accompany the deadly disease.
The first indications of cancer can begin with the smallest of symptoms. Martin’s ordeal with throat cancer began with what appeared to be an infected lymph node on his neck, just below his jaw. His first sign of prostate cancer manifested as an inability to hold his urine. Like many people, it wasn’t until seemingly unrelated symptoms appeared that he visited his physician, but even then, standard testing didn’t reveal a definite diagnosis.
Throughout the book, Martin writes honestly and with humor about embarrassing examinations, coping with claustrophobia during MRIs, and learning patience while awaiting test results. He speaks candidly and eloquently about the shock and fear of hearing the word cancer, as well as the potential loss of his sex life. From herbal remedies, homeopathic solutions, radiation and surgery, Martin holds nothing back as recounts his battle with cancer and desire to win.
“It’s said we continually have cancer cells traipsing around trying to make mischief or worse,” said Martin. “All we can do is do what we hope will give our body every opportunity to do its best. To those with cancer, fight on, stay positive and do what you can to help your body help the docs keep you healthy.”
The 164-page book, “Killing Cancer,” is written in a friendly, easy to understand format that will give hope to anyone with cancer and those whose life has been touched by cancer. The book is available in paperback and the Kindle edition is free today only at Amazon.com Fans can visit his website at ljmartin.com. They can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter @westwrite
L. J. Martin is the author of 25 novels and non-fiction works, including westerns, historicals, mysteries and thrillers. He’s the author of the popular western series featuring the character Clint Ryan. He also co-wrote a novel with his wife, world-renowned author, Kat Martin. He’s written a number of screenplays, one of which was optioned by a major NBC-approved producer.
He enjoys cooking and developing recipes for his website at http://wolfpackranch.com. Martin’s videos, “How to get Published,” and his cooking show, “The Kitchen at Wolfpack Ranch,” can be seen on blip.tv. He enjoys hunting and fishing and is an accomplished photographer. Martin is married to Kat Martin, a New York Times bestselling author of romantic suspense and historical romance, whose books have been published in 12 languages in two dozen countries.
For more information, visit his website at ljmartin.com