“This book is a must read for any husband hoping to shorten their learning curve.” –Dr. Leigh Neumayer, Professor of Surgery at the Huntsman Cancer Institute
Sanger, California (PRWEB) April 10, 2013
When Carson Boss found out his wife had cancer, he knew he needed to learn what to do to help her. Overwhelmed with information from doctors and hospitals focusing on cancer but not on his role as a husband, he researched, interviewed, and explored what husbands need to know. The result is a new book, Your Wife Has Cancer, Now What? (Familius, May 2013) that he hopes will help husbands be more prepared to help their spouses during their cancer treatment and support needs.
Your Wife Has Cancer, Now What? focuses on thirteen common concerns that every husband asks himself when he learns that his wife has cancer. Carson explores his own family experience with cancer, the shock and fear husbands should come to expect, and why the more information a husband has the better he will be to help his wife during her cancer treatment.
“When I looked for guidance in the materials we were given from hospitals and doctors,” Carson says, “I noticed there was nothing specific for me as a husband. So I began a process of reaching out to husbands I knew whose wives had cancer and found their insight and advice to be priceless.”
“This book is a must read for any husband hoping to shorten their learning curve.” –Dr. Leigh Neumayer, Professor of Surgery at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
After interviewing husbands, doctors, hospital administrators, nurses, cancer survivors, and others affected, Carson noted, “We all shared similar experiences, no matter what type of cancer our wives had.”
With an introduction from Leigh Neumayer, Professor of Surgery at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Your Wife Has Cancer, Now What? explores such key issues when a wife has cancer as:
- how to get the word out,
- choosing the right doctors,
- giving support,
- managing household chores,
- the financial costs of cancer,
- the emotions both husband and wife experience,
- the husband’s emotional and physical health,
- jobs, and
- long term care
Doctor Neumayer says, “Many of my patients are supported by wonderful husbands. Much like parenting though, many husbands have a steep learning curve during this stressful period. In [Your Wife Has Cancer, Now What?], Carson provides a guide. . . kind of a “What to expect when the unexpected happens.”
Your Wife Has Cancer, Now What? also provides first person accounts of husbands who supported their wives during their cancer, what they learned, what they wish they had known, and what they would do differently now. This information from men who experienced the significant challenges cancer brings to a marriage is an invaluable tool for any husband wanting to help support his wife when she has cancer.
About the Author: When Carson Boss found out that his wife had cancer, he realized that the information provided for husbands is insufficient to adequately deal with this traumatic event. After thousands of hours of personal research with husband and wife teams and medical personal, Carson wrote Your Wife Has Cancer, Now What? to help other husbands be better prepared to help their wives. Carson is a devoted husband who adores his wife and four kids. He currently resides in Syracuse, Utah and has lived in both Texas and Canada. He enjoys writing a food centered blog at foodboss11(at)blogspot(dot)com as well a blog for husbands when their wives have cancer, carsonscancercomments(at)blogspot(dot)com.
Title: Your Wife Has Cancer, Now What?
Author: Carson Boss
Publication: May 2013, $14.95
Internet Marketing, pISBN 978-1-938301-42-1, eISBN 978-1-938301-41-4
6 x 9 trade paperback, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, IPad, ePub, 160 pages