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I HAVE WHAT??? ONE MAN’S JOURNEY THROUGH BREAST CANCER
Chicagoan Represents the One in a Thousand of Men Who are Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
(Glenview, IL – October 5, 2012) After losing his wife to breast cancer in February of 2007, Chicagoan Richard Wiener developed the same disease five years later. In Fideli Publishing’s newly released I Have What?? One Man’s Journey Through Breast Cancer, Wiener shares his personal story from beginning to end, holding nothing back. This true-tell-all book inspires us to embrace the human condition, with all that it offers, and to live our life to the fullest.
When Wiener’s wife Lynn lost her battle with breast cancer, the last thing he expected was to be the next family member diagnosed with the disease. After discovering a hard lump in his chest one morning, he knew his world was about to be forever changed.
I Have WHAT??? One Man’s Journey Through Breast Cancer (Fideli Publishing, Inc., 2012) chronicles the raw emotional and physical experiences from a male point of view, taking the reader on a personal ride from Wiener’s discovery of the lump, to processing the diagnosis, managing the treatments, and eventually learning how to move forward. Through Wiener’s unfiltered candor, he ultimately reminds us of the fragility of life and the power of the human spirit. The book can be purchase for $10 plus $3 S&H at richwiener.com or the Kindle edition can be purchased on Amazon.com.
Buy during October and support Breast Cancer Awareness – In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month worldwide, 20% of the proceeds from each book purchased from richwiener.com will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Come and meet Richard at one of his book signings in greater Chicagoland. (Please go to richwiener.com for the most current schedule):
· October 11th, 6-9PM at the Dragonfly Restaurant, 832 W. Randolph, Chicago
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· October 20th, 2-4PM at The BookMarket in the Glen Town Center, 2651 Navy Blvd, Glenview barbarasbookstore.com, (847) 904-7304
· October 25th, 5:30-7 30PM at the Palm Court in the Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton Place, Chicago thedrakehotel.com, (312) 932-4619
· (Date/time TBA) at Pinstripes, 1150 Willow Rd, Northbrook, pinstripes.com,
ONE MAN’S JOURNEY THROUGH BREAST CANCER –pg. 2
ABOUT MALE BREAST CANCER:
Breast cancer awareness is for men too. Key statistics about breast cancer in men in 2012:
- Breast cancer is about 100 times less common among men than among women.
- For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
- About 2,190 new cases of invasive breast cancer are diagnosed among men annually.
- About 410 men die from breast cancer each year.
- It happens most often to men between the ages of 60 and 70.
- Risk factors for male breast cancer include exposure to radiation, a family history of breast cancer and having high estrogen levels, which can occur with diseases like cirrhosis or Klinefelter's syndrome.
- Symptoms of male breast cancer include lumps, changes to the nipple or breast skin, or discharge of fluid from the nipple.
- Treatment for male breast cancer is usually a mastectomy, which is surgery to remove the breast. Other treatments include radiation, chemotherapy and/or hormone therapy.
- The prognosis (outlook) for men with breast cancer was once thought to be worse than that for women, but recent studies have not found this to be true. In fact, men and women with the same stage of breast cancer have a fairly similar outlook for survival.
For more information, visit the American Cancer Society’s online detailed guide: Breast Cancer in Men.
ABOUT RICHARD WIENER:
Richard Wiener resides in Glenview, IL. He started his career as a teacher in 1968. He taught for 11 years and then took a sales job that had him traveling all over the West Coast and Pacific Northwest. After 11 years in sales, Richard returned to education and taught at his alma mater, Von Steuben High School in Chicago where he was appointed athletic director and was the chief fundraiser for the school. He was also elected President of the Chicago Athletic Director's Association representing every public High School in Chicago. After his wife passed away, Richard retired and eventually began the process of dating. After many dates that went wrong, he decided to write a book CHECK PLEASE…& HURRY!, a humorous and at times, jaw- dropping compilation of truthful dating stories according to his experiences and others he interviewed. With the achievement of the popularity of the book, Richard began the process of writing a sequel when he discovered his cancer. Instead, he decided to write, I HAVE WHAT??? ONE MAN’S JOURNEY THROUGH BREAST CANCER to share his story with the hope of educating men that breast cancer is not for women only. The book can be purchased from richwiener.com.
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