Lavender Magazine

Book review:
Gay & Bisexual Men Living with Prostate Cancer,
edited by Jane M. Ussher, Janette Perz, and B.R. Simon Rosser

Like the publisher’s previous LGBTQ Hospice and Palliative Care, this volume is aimed specifically to the medical community treating gay and bi patients with prostate cancer. In a similar fashion, the text describes the most current developments and treatments of the disease. Beyond the proliferation of research the field, the editors present portraits of individuals coping not only with the disease, but with their difficulties and confusion of being gay or bi while dealing with what one calls the prevailing “heterosexist world” of his doctors and caregivers. Patients will find the information useful and reassuring, while oncologists, urologists, and mental health practitioners can learn first-hand the additional difficulties and concerns gay and bi men face after a diagnosis of prostate cancer. A clear and compelling read.

Reviewed by E.B. Boatner