On Sept. 30, 2020, James Wright, of the Washington Informer, wrote an article on me and my dad's book. To read the entire article, click on our photo above.
Health statistics reveal prostate cancer afflicts African American men at a higher rate than their White counterparts, but a Washington, D.C.-area father and son have beaten the disease and have written a book about their experiences.
Thomas A. Butts Jr. and his son, Derrick A. Butts, are the co-authors of “Prostate Cancer: A Family Affair” published in 2019. The book talks about the Butts’ struggle with the disease and the coping mechanisms they embraced after treatment. In the disclaimer, Thomas makes it clear “this book is for information and inspiration only.”
On Feb. 22nd, my dad and I supported the ASALH Authors Series and Black History Luncheon. There was great interest in our prostate cancer journey.