E. David Crawford, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Grand Rounds in Urology, sits down to talk about how patients and their loved ones can best navigate a prostate cancer diagnosis with David Mobley, MD, FACS, co-author of the book, “Prostate Cancer: Expert Advice for Helping Your Loved One.” They begin by referencing how the idea for the book came about between Dr. Mobley and Contributing Editor for Grand Rounds in Urology, Neil H. Baum, MD, after they saw a similar book intended for the partners of women with breast cancer. They discuss how Dr. Mobley and Dr. Baum, teamed up to address the questions and concerns patients and their partners often have that medical doctors rarely have time to answer in detail.
Dr. Mobley then discusses how Dr. Richard G. Key, MD, a specialist in treating the psychological effects of cancer diagnoses, joined the author team to provide guidance to the man and his partner on how to handle the emotional and psychological symptoms of prostate cancer. They discuss how the inclusion of Dr. Key’s expertise elevated the book by humanizing each case.
Finally, Dr. Crawford and Dr. Mobley discuss how the book relays information in the context of the experience of a couple navigating prostate cancer treatment. The format of each chapter is a vignette of a real prostate cancer patient, followed by an explanation for the questions raised in the vignette, and ending with further questions a man and his partner may have.Read More