“Work hard to save your quality of life. Your success is based on what you put into it.
I wish I had this book when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The book is a tool to give you knowledge of how to begin the battle you know nothing about. Need to get the story of someone who did nothing.” - Jamie Valentine, 2009 prostate cancer survivor
“This book is impressive and impactful on so many levels. Even though it took me too long to understand the positive impact of sharing and working through this journey with someone it has been huge and I thank you. You will have a positive impact on so many.” - Stan Porter, 2015 prostate cancer survivor
“Thanks, so much for this guide for survivors and family's impacted by prostate cancer., This is vital to family health and to the wider discussion of men's health and the taboo associated with urological conditions. My family and friends truly appreciate it. God bless and God speed!!!” - Damon Jackson, Government Auditor
“Thank you, Thomas and Derrick, ingesting the gems from this book was like getting advice from a trusted family member. The both of you were so transparent and vulnerable. Thank you for the bravery it must have taken to share the things that you shared. Because you didn't sit on your story and decided to share it with world, I will go into my prostate exam emboldened and educated. I was so impacted I bought one for my brother in-law.” - Cullen Mattox, When Love Works (WLW) – co-owner
“Many thanks to you and your Father for sharing your hearts and truly private circumstances and situations to educate us brothers and black men on a very crucial life threating topic becoming more prevalent and invasive in our lives each year...Job Well Done!” - Carl Deans, Government Contractor
“Prostate Cancer A Family Affair is a powerful read regarding survivability and treatment options employed by the Butts Family. I was once informed never to avoid a health problem but to immediately address it. The book is informative, challenging and thought provoking at best, and a must read to reduce becoming a death sentence.” – Ron Patrick, Retired Minister
"I found the book to be informative, educational and inspiring from my vantage point of being a urologist of 30 years (retired) and a prostate cancer survivor & warrior for the past five years.
The book emphasizes the importance of family support in the area of survivorship. The importance of proper preparation, follow-up during and after treatment, as well as the importance of sharing with family members and friends about your diagnosis and treatment.
The book stresses the importance of being a thorough patient to receive the BEST therapy which will help to receive the most effective therapy. A personal point of interest that I share was the importance SPIRITUALITY plays in the journey of diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
I highly recommend this book for ALL to read especially since Prostate Cancer is the second most commonly occurring cancer in Black Men." - BrigGen Jackson L. Davis, III, M.D., USAF (Ret.)
"Prostate Cancer: A Family Affair is a very well researched yet highly personal account of the prostate cancer experience. With honesty and sensitivity, authors Thomas Butts and Derrick Butts detail the entire journey from diagnosis to treatment to post-treatment. It is an inspiring guide that stresses the importance of making informed choices. The authors also describe the psychological impact of prostate cancer and the value of family support. This book is an excellent resource for patients, family, friends, and survivors. Do not procrastinate an appointment with your doctor! Do not postpone buying this book!"
Melinda Ruben - Author