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The prostate decision- prostate cancer, prostate cancer treatment,urologist
A urologist with his own disease: How one man's loss (his
prostate) is your gain.
Clarion ForeWord Five Star Review of "The Decision."
The urologist I chose to do my surgery I had
never met, spoken to, or recommended to anyone. At my initial appointment, his nurse escorted me to his office, where he was
waiting. After shaking hands and introducing ourselves, there was a somewhat uncomfortable pause, with the two of us sitting
across from each other in silence. It was odd, two urologists who had never met, one needing surgery for something that both
were accustomed to treating.
“So, doctor…” he said, “you have your own disease.”
Over 200,000 times a
year in the U.S. a patient is told by his urologist that he has prostate cancer. What he thought was a benign disease of old
men of which few die, now presents a very complicated and frustrating dilemma about which treatment to pursue. The newly diagnosed
prostate cancer patient does not need a comphrehensive text book on prostate cancer; rather, he needs to know what is pertinent
and specific to him in making his decision on how to treat it. The Decision offers the reader an insider's view to
the key issues necessary for a well thought out treatment plan that is unique to him. In addition to having treated patients
with prostate cancer for over twenty years, Dr. McHugh has been through the decision making process and has been a patient
himself. This uniquely positions him to be of significant aid to the newly diagnosed patient. Through an eclectic mix
of medical insight, personal stories, and humor, The Decision serves as a very necessary "arrow in
your quiver" in your journey to "The Decision."