When Marc Silver became a breast cancer husband three years ago, he learned firsthand how frightened and helpless the breast cancer husband feels. He searched in vain for a book that would give him the information and advice he so desperately sought. Now this award-winning journalist has compiled just the kind of emotionally supportive and useful resource that he wished he had been able to consult - to give men the tools they need to help their wives, their families, and themselves through this scary, uncertain time.
Silver draws on his experience as a veteran of the News You Can Use staff at U.S. News & World Report to cover in depth al the issues couples coping with breast cancer will have to face during diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. Highlights include:
- The shared experiences of other breast cancer husbands
- Guidance from top cancer doctors in the country
- Advice on when, how, and what to tell your young children
- Tips on coping with chemotherapy and radiation
- A candid discussion of sex and intimacy
More than 200,000 women are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. At last, with this book, the men who love them have a road map to help them through a difficult and unprecedented journey.
Marc Silver is an editor at U.S. News & World Report. He has been a guest on the Today show, Good Morning America, and various CNN and CNBC programs, and has contributed freelance stories to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications.