TV EYEWITNESS NEWS: Eyewitness News followed the story of a wife who helped her husband, and herself, navigate the rocks and shoals of prostate cancer by being the best version of her. READ MORE>
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Posted in PROSTATE CANCER, Wives' stories, tagged BLOGGING WOMEN, help for partners, hisprostatecancer.com, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate partners on August 24, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
BLOGGING WOMEN: Partners of men who have prostate cancer often have a hard time getting advice and support. Now there’s a website specifically designed to help, called hisprostatecancer.com READ MORE>
Here’s a typical entry:
Coping with emotions when your loved one has prostate cancer is a day-by-day experience. Your feelings may change from hour to hour, or minute- to-minute, on any given day.
Posted in Chemotherapy, Hormone therapy, Hormone-refactory, PROSTATE CANCER, Prostate drugs, Prostate stories, Radiotherapy, Testosterone treatment, Uncategorized, Wives' stories, tagged advanced prostate cancer, Bicalox (bicalutamide), bone x-ray, cancerous lesions, castrate resistant, Chemotherapy, clinical trial, comparison of treatments, docetaxel, Fintral (finasteride)., John and Mary's prostate saga, Lucrin (LNRH antagonist), Mitoxantrone, pelvic pain, PR104, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, prostate cancer treatments, prostate treatment, prostate treatment debate, prostate-specific antigen, PSA, PSA test, Radiotherapy on August 16, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Biochemical recurrence, PROSTATE CANCER, PROSTATE RESEARCH, Wives' stories, tagged Biochemical recurrence, cancer recurrence, cancer research, Mount Sinai Medical Center, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate partners, prostate wives on August 15, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Biochemical recurrence, Bone cancer, Chemotherapy, Hormone therapy, Hormone-refactory, PROSTATE CANCER, Prostate drugs, Prostate stories, PSA tests, Salvage therapy, Survival, Testosterone treatment, Treatment debate, Wives' stories, tagged advanced prostate cancer, comparison of treatments, Hormone therapy, inflexible approaches, Keto, ketoconazole, NZ doctors, NZ medical professionals, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate cancer treatments, prostate treatment, prostate treatment debate, PSA, PSA test, side effects on July 12, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
JULY 10: PROSTABLOG NZ: “It’s sad that medical professionals in NZ are so scared of possible side effects from a treatment like Ketoconazole, that they refuse to even acknowledge it, even if it has been proven to be effective overseas.”
These words were written today by Mary – a Kiwi whose partner has advanced prostate cancer – as she describes the frustration of being unable to persuade NZ doctors to move outside what seem to her to be inflexible approaches to treatment.
“I produced prostate cancer digests from people I know who have had large drops in PSA on Keto, but I was told I know only a few people and trials showing side effects have been done on thousands,” she says.
“When I said I would like to see the papers on this, I was told I was not a doctor…and to this I respond “no, but I am the partner of a man with advanced cancer.”
READ the second chapter of Mary’s struggle to save her man.
Posted in PROSTATE CANCER, Prostate stories, Wives' stories, tagged Dana JUennings, Deborah Jennings, New York Times, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate cancer treatments, prostate treatment on June 18, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
JUNE 18: NEW YORK TIMES: Since November, New York Times writer Dana Jennings has been sharing stories about coping with an aggressive form of prostate cancer. His wife, Deborah, is often featured and regularly joins in the reader discussions. She now talks about her own experience as the wife of a man with prostate cancer. READ MORE>