The ABCs of Prostate Cancer: The Book That Could Save Your Life

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The facts every man needs to know, as well as testimonials of hope and inspiration from over 50 well known survivors of prostate cancer.

Discusses preparing for checkup; confined to the prostate; beyond the prostate; trmt complications; closer to a cure.

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Overview

The facts every man needs to know, as well as testimonials of hope and inspiration from over 50 well known survivors of prostate cancer.

Discusses preparing for checkup; confined to the prostate; beyond the prostate; trmt complications; closer to a cure.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568330976
  • Publisher: J.W. Edwards
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Ch. 1 Preparing for Your Prostate Checkup 1
Opening testimonies
Ch. 2 What to Expect During a Prostate Exam 21
Opening testimonies
Ch. 3 The PSA Blood Test for Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know 37
Opening testimonies
Ch. 4 Things You Should Know Even if You Don't Have Prostate Cancer 55
Opening testimonies
Ch. 5 The Biopsy is Positive: It's Prostate Cancer 79
Opening testimonies
Ch. 6 The Cancer is Confined to the Prostate: Traditional Treatments 103
Opening testimonies
Ch. 7 Experimental Treatments for Localized Prostate Cancer 127
Opening testimonies
Ch. 8 The Cancer Has Spread Beyond the Prostate: How Hormonal Therapy Can Help 149
Opening testimonies
Ch. 9 Coping with the Major Treatment Complications 173
Opening testimonies
Ch. 10 Talking to Your Doctor: There's No Such Thing as a Dumb Question 203
Opening testimonies
Ch. 11 The Many Faces of Prostate Cancer 225
Opening testimonies
Ch. 12 Getting Closer to a Cure 295
Opening testimonies
Suggested reading and resources 313
Support groups and other helpful organizations 326
Vocabulary list 335
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