Prostate Cancer Strikes: Navigating the Storm

Gogs Gagnon

At 57, the author became one of millions of men diagnosed with prostate cancer. After his surgery and recovery, he decided to share his story to inspire others to advocate for their health and learn from his experiences.

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Publisher: Granville Island Publishing Ltd.
Publish Date: 06/12/2019
Pages: 192
ISBN-13: 9781926991948
ISBN-10: 192699194X
Language: English

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At 57 years old, Gogs was only a few years into his retirement when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. In great shape and with no symptoms, the idea that he had cancer came as a complete shock. To help cope with the experience, Gogs turned to research and writing, finding the process therapeutic-so much so that he wrote a book sharing intimate details of his diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.


"Most men who are diagnosed [with prostate cancer] deal with it as best they can," says David R. Con, Library Journal reviewer and prostate cancer survivor. "They inform their families and rapidly learn about the disease. They take stock and do a bit of soul-searching. They consult doctors and choose and medical treatment. Gogs did all that and more."


A candid and well-researched guide for those facing prostate cancer, their partners, and medical professionals, Prostate Cancer Strikes has been distributed Canada-wide in the Reef Knot Kit by Prostate Cancer Foundation BC. It has also be adopted in clinics worldwide, including the US, UK, and Belgium, and earned the endorsement of Dr. Tom Pickles, one of Canada's most distinguished radiotherapists treating prostate cancer. Other experts in the field who have recommended this book include Beau Stubblefield-Tave, past Executive Director of Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network and Ted Butterfield, past Chair of the Prostate Cancer Foundation BC.


Richard Wassersug is a researcher in psycho-oncology and a prostate cancer patient, and wrote one of the two forewords for Prostate Cancer Strikes. "Gogs Gagnon's Prostate Cancer Strikes in the best [book on prostate cancer] I have read so far. It is medically accurate, well-written, and insightful while maintaining a positive perspective." An article by Gogs was published in Coping Magazine telling the full story of how he came to write the book. Those interested in following Gogs' work can check out his blog at gogsgagnon.com, subscribe to his YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/gogsgagnon, and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram at @gogsgagnon.

About Gogs Gagnon

Gogs Gagnon followed an early passion for computers by becoming a programmer and an independent technology consultant. In the course of his career, he has developed software for Apple, IBM, and the government of British Columbia, where he was the lead programmer analyst and data Learn More

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