News By Tag
* Prostate Cancer
* Men S Health
* Prostate Treatment Options
* Prostate Cancer Book
* More Tags...
New Prostate Cancer Book Advises Patients to Become CEO of Own Treatment Team
Prostate cancer patients need to become the CEO of their treatment team rather than the primary doctor. So says Norris Beren, a survivor and author of a new book – Prostate Cancer – Hope Is Not a Strategy.
He offers this approach similar to the way a business executive builds a leadership team and makes decisions on tough and important problems. It’s critical to personally know all the available options and learn and understand the facts needed to select their medical procedures as well as the professionals and facility providers.
Written from the perspective of a prostate cancer survivor and business executive, the book tells a story that captures the author’s ordeal from a routine medical check-up through testing, diagnosis, treatment, recovery and side effects of prostate cancer. The author encourages men to take responsibility, take control and take action in the course of treatment decisions.
Many books have tackled the subject matter of prostate cancer from the viewpoints of medical doctors, journalists, survivors and family members. This story of a man who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer is different because it captures his need for becoming aware of all the available treatment choices. He offers many tips to be fully engaged in the fact-finding and treatment process to maximize favorable results. “It is necessary to have a decision-making process in place to evaluate and select a course of treatment,” Beren suggests. Typically, treatment option discussions are limited to the specialty of the medical providers who are called upon for consultation.
His passion now is to help other men and their loved ones develop a plan of action and avoid being blindsided. “It’
“I hope that my efforts will resonate with the reader or a loved one to give hope and clarity in selecting options. The goal is to inspire men and motivate them to become aware, take control, and, most important, take action,” says Beren.
Available online at http://www.choicesforprostatecancer.com or Amazon or major and independent bookstores.
Visit http://www.choicesforprostatecancer.com to download a detailed list of prostate cancer resources on the web.
Prostate Cancer – Hope Is Not a Strategy – Tips From a Survivor
Written by Norris L. Beren (EPEI Press) 8/31/2010
Hardback: ISBN: 978-0-9729065-