Stories of Hope

Rabbi Ed Weinsberg: – My prostate cancer treatment journey and my mission

In January of 2007, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Years earlier, while earning my doctorate in gerontology, I had learned that most men will get this disease if they live long enough. Still, I hardly expected this would happen to me at the relatively young age of 62. Like many other patients, I struggled …

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Androgen deprivation and role reversal in the bedroom – A wife’s story

This story about androgen deprivation and how it can cause a “role reversal” in the bedroom was written by a wife in collaboration with a prostate cancer researcher and advocate. Mary is the wife of a prostate cancer survivor. She has three children and was trained as a nursing assistant. She chose to be a “stay …

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Erection problems after prostate cancer – One man’s unique perspective

For most men, not being able to get an erection after treatment for prostate cancer can be devastating. But this man with advanced, recurrent cancer shows all of us that we can always find humor even in the most difficult situations. We hope you will take his submission in stride as it is not our …

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Prostate cancer surgery story – “At age 54, I felt surgery was the best option for me”

I am lucky. I have researched small-cap biotechnology stocks for 20 years and in doing so have stayed abreast of cutting edge developments. As far as making money… ehhhhhhhh… some great, some not so great, but overall very much ahead and thankful.  However the real reason I am lucky is that I eventually did not …

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Prostate Cancer and Me – “There’s a light at the end of the tunnel”

Having already survived a heart attack and colon cancer, not to mention a series of brushes with death flying with the Air Force in Southeast Asia, I came to my prostate cancer diagnosis well aware that this life would someday come to an end.  I think it was this deep-seated awareness that saved me from …

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I thought my husband was too young for prostate cancer – “Especially at age 49”

I never imagined that my husband would be diagnosed with prostate cancer at the young age of 49. But when we found out that his PSA was 13 ng/mL, and that he was scheduled for a biopsy, I began to think that maybe prostate cancer wasn’t just an “older man’s disease.” Once the diagnosis was …

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