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Prostate Cancer Came A Knockin'

Eric Otis Simmons(Autor*in)
Eric Simmons Enterprises, Inc. (Verlag)
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Erschienen am 19. Mai 2023
122 Seiten
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Prostate Cancer Came A Knockin'

A story of discovery, despair, determination, and divine intervention.

Why are many men over 45 hesitant about getting checked for prostate cancer? Do they feel a rectal exam diminishes their "manhood?" Or do they view the procedure as a "violation" or an unnatural act? Unfortunately, I was one of those men who fell in the latter two categories, and in Prostate Cancer Came A Knockin', I share how my reluctance to see a doctor for a rectal exam nearly cost me my life and still may.

Whatever men's reasoning is regarding not getting checked for prostate cancer, the consequences could prove deadly. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, prostate cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in men worldwide. In addition, per the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men; about 1 man in 8 will be diagnosed with it during his lifetime about 1 in 41 will die from the disease! And according to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Black men are twice as likely to die from the disease.

I'm convinced I wouldn't be in my current situation had I known I could have taken a simple PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) blood test for early prostate cancer detection. Unfortunately, I've paid a severe price for avoiding annual checkups. Due to my medical negligence, I've incurred $255,363.96 (and counting) in medical bills, had sixty-eight (68) hospital and doctor's office-related visits (and counting), 3 cystoscopies, and wore a catheter for six months. In addition, I've had a robotic prostatectomy and two nephrostomy tubes placed in me because my kidneys almost failed. All because of my misconceived notion about rectal exams. Hopefully, my missteps won't be yours.

If you're a man over 45 and haven't been checked for prostate cancer, a treatable disease, and you end up dying because you neglected to see a doctor, what will the impact of your loss be on your loved ones? If that thought alone doesn't make you want to go and see a doctor about your prostate, then nothing probably will.


Eric Simmons is the CEO of ESE, Inc., a website development firm specializing in creating sites for small businesses, high school/college athletes, authors, poets, and others who seek to project their "Personal Brand" on the Internet. A former college athlete, he enjoys sports and public speaking. He self-publishes under his full name, Eric Otis Simmons, and his written works are branded under the name ESETOMES (pronounced ESE-TOMES) to represent a "volume of books."

Eric has written and self-published four books that have appeared on Amazon's "Best Sellers" list 181 times since January 2019. His Memoir, "Not Far From The Tree," chronicles his life and underscores how his single mother's teachings propelled him to excel academically, athletically, and in Corporate America. "#HTSP - How to Self-Publish" is based on the steps he undertook to write, market, and distribute his Memoir. "Getting Your Book Into Libraries" evolved from his well-received article, "How To Get Your Book Into Libraries," which became the top Google search result, out of over 2 billion, on the subject of "getting your book into libraries." Over 200 Libraries have purchased Simmons' self-published books. "Self Publisher's Toolkit" is a two-in-one resource that shows the reader how to self-publish a book and market it to Libraries, a viable $30+ billion segment often overlooked by self publishers.

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  • Intro
  • Disclaimer
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 You've Got Prostate Cancer
  • Chapter 2 A Not-So-Charmed Life
  • Chapter 3 My Yeast Infection
  • Chapter 4 My Hospitalization
  • Chapter 5 Nephrostomy Tubes Placement
  • Chapter 6 My New Reality
  • Chapter 7 Biopsy Test for Cancer
  • Chapter 8 Prostate Cancer Confirmed
  • Chapter 9 Prostate Cancer Loves Bones
  • Chapter 10 My Treatment Options
  • Chapter 11 I Want the Robot
  • Chapter 12 My Prostate Removal
  • Chapter 13 My Right Shoulder Angel Returns
  • Chapter 14 The Cancer Has Spread
  • Chapter 15 My Treatment Plan
  • Chapter 16 The Price I've Paid
  • Chapter 17 What's Next?
  • References
  • About the Author

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