In 1992, at the age of 55, Mr. Lintzenich was diagnosed with prostate cancer. This book is his personal story, told in laymen's terms, spanning over seven years. The step-by-step journey (looking at both the serious and humorous sides of this ordeal) candidly tells about the fears, confusion, and expectations as his life was impacted by prostate cancer. It begins with the shocking diagnosis and examines each step of the process as he learned of the treatment options, and struggled to choose the course of action right for him. The personal and medical information is a compilation of first-hand experience, advice from physicians, literature provided by the hospital, and personal research done after the diagnosis. The book is for those who worry about prostate cancer, for those who must decide on the choices of what to do after a positive diagnosis, for those who fear prostate cancer surgery, and for those who contemplate how their lives will be impacted. Above all it is a book that comforts and is filled with hope for both the patient and their families.Dr. William J. Catalona, renowned prostate cancer research pioneer and surgeon, commented that Joe's perspective offers "hope and encouragement" rather than emphasizing the bad side effects that can occur with prostate cancer surgery...a vivid and often touching detail of one man's encounter with prostate cancer...will be appreciated by patients and their families for its accurate information, its clarity, and the hope and encouragement that it gives.