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Author Chambers, Suzanne, author, author

Title Facing the tiger : a guide for men with prostate cancer and the people who love them / Suzanne Chambers
Published Toowong, Qld. : Academic Press, 2013
Toowong, QLD : Australian Academic Press Group, 2013


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 W'PONDS  616.994 Cha/Ftt  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 137 pages ; 22 cm
regular print
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. One Facing the Tiger -- ch. Two ̀Why me?' On Being Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer -- ch. Three ̀Me too!' On Loving Someone With Prostate Cancer -- ch. Four ̀We're in this together' -- ch. Five How to Make Decisions You can Live With -- ch. Six Sex: ̀What now?' -- ch. Seven ̀I think therefore I am!' (cogito ergo sum) -- ch. Eight De-Stressing --- How to Look After Yourself and Keep Well -- ch. Nine Solving Problems After Treatment -- ch. Ten Grace Under Fire
Summary Prostate cancer is now the most common male cancer in the western world, excluding non-melanoma skin cancer. In Australia over 120,000 men are living with a diagnosis of prostate cancer. For each man who has had prostate cancer, there will be people close who care about them, and love them, who are also deeply affected. This book provides practical strategies to help cope with the emotional and psychological stress of living with prostate cancer and to regain a sense of ease about the situation in which you may find yourself. Written by one of the world's leading researchers into the psychological effects of cancer and how best to provide support for individuals and couples, it is structured so that the reader can choose whatever chapter seems most relevant right now. Personal stories and insights from men and their partners offer emotional comfort and inspiration throughout. While everyone's experience of prostate cancer is uniquely their own there is nothing quite like the wisdom that comes from others who have already walked the path
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-134)
Subject Cancer -- Patients -- Families
Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships.
Cancer -- Patients -- Long-term care.
Prostate -- Cancer -- Popular works.
Prostate -- Cancer -- Australia -- Popular works.
Prostate -- Cancer.
Prostate -- Diseases -- Patients -- Popular works.
Prostate -- Diseases -- Patients.
Prostatic Neoplasms.
Genre/Form Popular Work.
ISBN 9781922117052 (paperback)
Other Titles Guide for men with prostate cancer and the people who love them