Prostate Cancer Strikes

Prostate Cancer Strikes

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AT AGE 57, GOGS GAGNON became one of millions of men diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetimes. After his surgery and recovery, he decided to share his story to inspire others to advocate for their health and learn from his experiences. Prostate cancer hits at the very core of manhood, and Gogs, in this deeply personal account, reveals intimate details that everyone impacted by the disease -- man or woman -- needs to know. A guide to those facing prostate cancer themselves or are curious about the disease.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 135 x 205 x 10.16mm | 250g
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • English
  • 192699194X
  • 9781926991948
  • 3,400,059

Review quote

"Prostate Cancer Strikes is just the right mix of medical facts, human interest and whimsical humour. I quite enjoyed the structure of the book paralleling a George Lucas/Tolkien adventure. Gogs' honest and open writing makes for a compelling and entertaining journey." - Richard Lett Comedian, Actor, award-winning Writer, testicular cancer survivor Vancouver, BC

"Prostate Cancer Strikes is an excellent, well-balanced book that has laid bare the realities of a prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Gogs' has taken the somewhat 'taboo' subjects for men, like the dreaded digital rectum exam, incontinence and erectile dysfunction after surgery, and discussed them on a very realistic and real (sometimes comical) level. I highly recommend that all men and their families read this book." - Susan Evans Axelsson, PhD Research Scientist focused on prostate cancer Lund University, Lund, Sweden

"Prostate Cancer Strikes gives much-needed insight from a patient's aspect, and Gogs' description of his experience is a wonderful read." - Linda Hoetger, Social Media Ambassador ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer Canal Winchester, Ohio

Canal Winchester, Ohio "This is such an insightful and educational story. Any man who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer should read this book early in his journey." - Connie Degenstein, BScN, RN Resource Nurse Island Prostate Centre, Victoria, BC

"Prostate Cancer Strikes is quite a bible and has a tremendous amount of information." - Maureen McGrath, RN Radio Host of the CKNW Sunday Night Health Show Registered Nurse and Women's Health Expert, Vancouver, BC

"Prostate Cancer Strikes is well-written and very helpful for patients and professionals - from diagnosis to recovery. I recommended it to men and their loved ones." - Eva Estébanez-Perpiñá, PhD Prostate Cancer Researcher and Associate Professor Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona (IBUB), Barcelona, Spain

"Gogs Gagnon's honesty and humility offers all men diagnosed with prostate cancer the grounding and confidence they will need to seek out the doctors and treatments that are best for them and to take control of their prostate cancer journey." - Brian Lynch, CEO Prostate Care Limited Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK

"A great read and well put together. Gogs has a gift, and I loved it. This book is a must for those who experienced prostate cancer and those about to." - Vic Lombardi TV Reporter, Host and prostate cancer survivor Altitude Sports and Entertainment, Denver, Colorado

"As a medical practitioner that treats prostate cancer, it was invaluable to read a patient's journey from diagnosis to treatment and beyond - an excellent read for anyone impacted by this disease." - Dr. Aaron Clark, MD, FRCSC Urologist North Island Urology, Courtenay, BC
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12 ratings
4.67 out of 5 stars
5 75% (9)
4 17% (2)
3 8% (1)
2 0% (0)
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