Proton Warrior’s 2nd Book since Gonging Out
| Dr. Harold Dawley, 2011 Graduate
Harold Dawley, Ph.D. is a “graduate” of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Proton Therapy Center. In February 2011, shortly after he started his treatments he joined the ProtonPals and started the research for his book Proton Warriors, Surviving Prostate Cancer AND the Prostate Cancer Industry.. While Harold was in Houston for treatments, Marcia and I got together with Harold and his lovely wife Linda on several occasions. He’s quite an amazing fellow.
He’s a retired psychologist from the New Orleans VA Hospital where he was also on the faculty at Tulane and LSU medical schools, as well as at the Tulane school of public health. He’s an experienced researcher and achieved status as an internationally recognized expert on smoking cessation and authored 5 books and over 70 articles and owns and operates a self help publishing company.
When he retired, he moved to Pass Christian Mississippi, a long time historic Gulf Coast get-away for New Orleans residents. Unfortunately it was in the eye of the Hurricane Katrina. Part of Harold and Linda’s story is of great loss, survival and recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Since returning to that area of Mississippi, Harold published Proton Warriors, Surviving Prostate Cancer AND the Prostate Cancer Industry.
Harold has another book just out called Staying Up: Erectile Fitness Training for Good Sexual Health. With his co-author Dr. Joel Block, Harold has written a book that is very timely for many of us who are aging, have co-morbidity from diabetes or cardio vascular disease while some survivors have side effects even if mild. Based on their data you can manage these side effects with techniques that are quite effective.
By the way, Harold’s co-author Joel Block, Ph.D. also has an impressive biography. He is a psychologist and published author. He is a specialist on relationships and sexuality, and has appeared on numerous television and radio shows. Block has also been a Psychology consultant for ABC. Block is an assistant clinical professor of psychology/psychiatry at both the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and The Hofstra University North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. He is also a senior psychologist at North Shore-LIJ Health System where he was the training supervisor of the hospital’s Sexuality Center for twenty years, until 2002. He currently resides in Melville, New York.
His personal statement at his website is compelling and should be read for inspiration. He is written up in Wikipedia.
Here is an abstract of Harold’s and Joel’s book.
“Erectile dysfunction, or ED as it is frequently called, is a problem many men face. As men grow older there is a corresponding decline in their ability to obtain and maintain an erection. Erectile dysfunction is also common following the onset of some illnesses and treatment for them such as prostate cancer. While ED can affect a large number of men the good news is that there are steps men can take to minimize this problem and in some cases completely overcome it. The first step is to understand normal sexual function and to then see how age, medication, or medical treatment can lead to ED. The second step involves participating in “erection fitness training” or EFT. Psychologists Dr. Joel Block and Dr. Harold Dawley provide a simple to follow guide for men concerned with maintaining good sexual functioning.” purchase this paperback from LuLu Press
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“Harold’s shares his journey for other men and their loved ones so that they too can pause and research what are the best options in their own cases. While Harold’s specific diagnosis applies only to males, the treatment choice he chose has potential applications to other diagnoses. Harold describes his own experience in treatment with both compassion and humor, while stretching out a helping hand to others by providing factual information so that they too can be encouraged to make an informed choice. The implication of the book for other conditions as well is that there are now available many treatment options, and it is wise to explore the ones that are best for the individual.” a recent Amazon Review.
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