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Ralph and Barbara on CJAD Radio

As part of Radio CJAD’s show, Passion, Ralph and Barbara were interviewed about sex and intimacy after cancer. Listen for yourself (and if you want to save it for later, right click on the player and select “save as…”): Ralph and … Continue reading

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The Loving Pie by Ralph and Barbara Alterowitz

This article was originally published in the Us TOO Hotsheet in May and June of 2005. – http://www.ustoo.org [Editor’s Note: This is the first of two articles on reviving intimacy after prostate cancer treatment. The second article will talk about … Continue reading

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The Lovin’ Clock

By Ralph Alterowitz I don’t understand it,” he said. “In the morning, I can feel hot and want to make love. But in the evening, forget it. After dinner, I gradually run out of steam. By 9 or 10 P.M., … Continue reading

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Elephants Do Bite

By Ralph Alterowitz “We haven’t made love in the 11 years since I was treated for prostate cancer,” said the man to the group sitting in a circle discussing their sexuality issues. Impotence and some stress incontinence embarrassed him the … 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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President’s Notes: Giving Back

By Ralph Alterowitz In June 1995, a man was diagnosed with prostate cancer. His doctor said there were three treatment options: surgery, radiation, and hormones. “The decision is yours,” the doctor said, but very little information was available. Other doctors … Continue reading

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Cancer Think – Life Ain’t the Same and Life is Great

By Ralph Alterowitz Prostate cancer means change. I certainly did not think about major changes in my life before treatment. Even after treatment, I did not think about permanent changes, probably because I did not expect to be around for … 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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Motivation Begins at Home

By Ralph Alterowitz Everyone, I suppose everyone knows about Tony Robbins, that good-looking 6’7” man who motivates people to climb Kilimanjaro or at least excel in their work, their relationships and attain the farthest-reaching goals in their dreams. Tony is … Continue reading

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