Category Archives: Diagnosis of Cancer

“Intimacy after the big C: Book offers tips for women”

“Intimacy after the big C: Book offers tips for women” By: Patrick Springer, INFORUM FARGO – Since the day Deborah was diagnosed with breast cancer, her husband hasn’t touched her. Without my breasts, Naomi wondered, who am I? She feared … Continue reading

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Ralph and Barbara Alterowitz: Focused on a single subject

One way to establish a practice is to zero in like a laser on a specific topic. That’s the approach of AASECTcertified sexuality counselors Ralph and Barbara Alterowitz of suburban Washington, D.C. Until Ralph Alterowitz was diagnosed with prostate cancer, … Continue reading

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Book the Authors at Your Next Event

Book authors Ralph and Barbara Alterowitz at your next meeting or event. Ralph Alterowitz with his wife Barbara, experts in intimacy, provide an entertaining, informative and positive  way for couples to revive their love life.  Call 301-983-9702 or email ralph@renewintimacy.org Ralph and Barbara … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of the Diagnotician

By Ralph Alterowitz There used to be a class of doctors that we called diagnosticians. They were the physicians who could put disparate pieces of medical information into a meaningful pattern and diagnose the problem. Or people would come to … Continue reading

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The Patient Doctor Fit

By Ralph Alterowitz Just before this note went to press, I attended two prostate cancer conferences. One of them dealt with awareness, early detection, and post-treatment options and care. In talking with attendees, one hears stories about their care and … Continue reading

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What is Meaningful?

By Ralph Alterowitz As we were flying to Washington, my seatmate asked whether I liked Atlanta. I was going home, and he was going to a meeting of clergy to discuss the possible conflict with Iraq. He told me he … Continue reading

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PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer

By Ralph Alterowitz Opponents to screening offer up a number of reasons for their position: patient anxiety, incontinence and/or impotence caused by treatment, and the lack of a complete, proven cure for prostate cancer. And certainly, the cost. All of … Continue reading

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In Depth Cancer: Prostate cancer: Coming to terms with the treatment

Last Updated May 14, 2007 By Georgie Binks, CBC News Original link to CBCnews: www.cbc.ca/news/background/cancer/prostatecancer-treatment.html Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is upsetting enough, but finding out it’s prostate cancer is a double whammy say survivors, therapists and doctors alike. The … Continue reading

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