"Thank you for your amazing blogs and insights. I read them every day and they inspire me every time." -eliseb
Read More Testimonials»

On the Health Blog

Work Your Body, Work Your Mind

It took me a long time to admit that I wasn’t successfully coping with my depression and anxiety on my own. It took even longer to come up with a plan to fight back against my own...

Read More About Work Your Body, Work Your Mind»

Our Managing Prostate Cancer Experts

Dr. Jonathan W. Simons

Dr. Jonathan W. Simons

Physician, CEO and President of the Prostate Cancer Foundation...

Shared by First30Days View Profile»
Dr. Louis Potters

Dr. Louis Potters

Leader in the field of radiation oncology

Shared by First30Days View Profile»
Dr. Richard D. Williams

Dr. Richard D. Williams

Head of the Department of Urology at the University of Iowa

Shared by First30Days View Profile»

Meet all of our Health Experts»

News

The latest news on this change — carefully culled from the world wide web by our change agents. They do the surfing, so you don't have to!

The Prostate Posse

The Prostate Posse

If you've opted to take Lupron shots as part treatment for your prostate cancer, chances are you've been feeling a lot less like your King of the Jungle self and more like the mouse of the house. Here's how New York Times columnist Dana Jennings describes his treatment:

"Essentially, my Lupron shots are inducing biochemical (but reversible) castration. Besides the hot flashes and shrinking testicles, another potential side effect is that a man's breasts grow larger and more sensitive."

If your experience is making you feel deflated, here's a list of some pretty manly men who beat prostate cancer and came out the other side of treatment just as masculine as ever.

Robert Goulet—Laugh all you want about his early career in musicals, but the American Moustache Institute named its "Robert Goulet Mustached American of the Year" award after him in 2008.

Arnold Palmer—Not only is this man one of the greatest golfers in history, but he popularized what is quite possibly the world's most refreshing beverage. The Arnold Palmer is half lemonade, half iced tea and 100% delicious.

"Stormin'" Norman Schwarzkopf—The general in charge of Operation Desert Shield said of prostate cancer to Time Magazine: "For me, it was like war," he says. "First thing you do is learn about the enemy."

Nelson Mandela—The former South African President opted for radiation therapy. He beat the cancer and recently celebrated his 90th birthday.

Other famous prostate cancer survivors include Rudolph Giuliani, Harry Belafonte and John Kerry.

Feel free to pick one of them and develop a bromance as you go through treatment. Read about their life story for inspiration and imagine them high-fiving you as you fight your way through.

—Joy Hepp

Posted: 1/2/09