Being diagnosed with prostate cancer once in a lifetime is enough. In 2011, Alan White was facing a second round with this life-threatening disease.
Alan’s years of experience as a natural health practitioner and counsellor helped him and his wife, Fiona, to make the choice that no man really wants to make – surgical removal of the prostate gland – and to recover, physically and emotionally.
Talking about the things not usually discussed – sex after surgery, giant incontinence pads and how to wrangle your overnight urine bag – Alan shares his story and his discoveries. Fiona adds her tips for partners of men facing prostate cancer.
Alan has been the facilitator of the local Prostate Cancer Support Group in Bayside Melbourne for several years. He is also involved in ongoing research through the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre to develop better ways of helping men make well-informed choices about their prostate cancer treatment. He continues to work as a counsellor and natural health practitioner, with a special focus on men’s health and wellbeing.
We’ve lost my prostate, mate! is Alan’s story about the diagnosis, the decision making, the surgery and the road to recovery. He shares the good, the bad and the ugly along the way, providing helpful tips for fellow prostate cancer sufferers. Armed with his irrepressible laughter and a very determined wife, Alan shows that there is life after losing your prostate, mate.
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