pt. 1. Discovery & diagnosis -- Six scary words -- Origins -- Boarding the oncology adventure ride -- pt. 2. Relating to cancer -- Dancing with cancer -- Speaking of cancer -- Full speed ahead -- pt. 3. The other realities of prostate cancer -- PCA Inc.-the big business of prostate cancer treatment -- The therapeutic combat zone -- I see the pink ones, but where are all the light blue ribbons? -- A lifetime's journey -- pt. 4. Now for the spiritual life -- Curative, not cured: living with advanced cancer -- Epilogue: prostate cancer among the boomers.