It was only when I began my personal journey with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) that I was able to appreciate the profound impact this treatment has on daily life. Even with my real-life experience with ADT accumulated over a decade, I know I cannot, within limits of one or even several office visits, begin to prepare and educate patients for their new reality. I could not even do that for myself! If only a complete user-friendly manual existed. Now it does.
Eastern Virginia Medical School/Urology of Virginia and past president of the American Urological Association
A fantastic, pragmatic, well-written book. Very comprehensive.
Department of Radiation Oncology, Nova Scotia Cancer Centre
Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a life-changing event, leaving many men feeling as if they have washed-up on a deserted island with no one to talk to. And that is largely true because unless a person has been through it, and most doctors have not, it is impossible to understand how the patient feels and how to help. And for their wives, it can be like having a stranger in their bed. Until now, there has been no convenient source for patients and their physicians to get the answers that they need. However, with the publication of Androgen Deprivation Therapy, at last there is a comprehensive book that covers everything: side effects, diet, exercise, psychological issues, and sexual relations. And beyond helping patients understand what is going on with their body, there is encouragement and there are concrete, practical exercises and solutions. Every man who is a candidate for ADT needs to read this outstanding book.
University Distinguished Service Professor of Urology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
This book is an incredibly valuable resource for men with prostate cancer considering androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and for their families and friends. It will help men to understand the pros and cons of ADT treatment and give them an idea of what to expect after they start therapy. I will certainly use it in my practice and encourage other physicians to do so as well.
Hamilton and Howd Chair in Urologic Oncology, Professor of Urologic Surgery and Medicine, Director, Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Excellent, very informative, and comprehensive. Androgen Deprivation Therapy addresses issues sensitively, and is not afraid to tackle important but often ignored topics. I would be glad to recommend it to my patients.
Professor and Honorary Consultant in Urology, Imperial College London
This book is excellent and provides important information for men on androgen deprivation therapy. It is very well written in easy-to-understand language. I will be recommending it to all my patients.
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto
Had [this book] existed when [my husband] Dean and I were experiencing the side effects of hormone ablation, it might have changed our lives radically. Sensitively constructed, with helpful questions and suggestions.
Author of How We Survived Prostate Cancer: What We Did and What We Should Have Done