Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book: The Complete Guide to Overcoming Prostate Cancer, Prostatitis, and BPH

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Overview

Although most men know little about their prostate gland, an overwhelming majority will be affected by prostate problems at some point. In this groundbreaking book, world-renowned expert Dr. Peter Scardino arms men with the information they need to battle prostate cancer, prostatitis, and benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). This revised edition includes game-changing new information on a simple pill that may prevent prostate cancer, better ways to diagnose and characterize this most common of all cancers in men, ...

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Overview

Although most men know little about their prostate gland, an overwhelming majority will be affected by prostate problems at some point. In this groundbreaking book, world-renowned expert Dr. Peter Scardino arms men with the information they need to battle prostate cancer, prostatitis, and benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). This revised edition includes game-changing new information on a simple pill that may prevent prostate cancer, better ways to diagnose and characterize this most common of all cancers in men, and improved treatment approaches that can avoid or decrease the risk of troubling side effects.

In these pages, concerned men and their loved ones can learn how to:

Interpret complex and often confusing test results and research findings

Adopt proven strategies to prevent prostate cancer and other prostate diseases

Choose wisely among the many available treatment options and avoid unnecessary treatment

Enjoy a satisfying sex life and good urinary function despite prostate problems

Dr. Scardino has treated thousands of men with prostate cancer and other prostate diseases and is a recognized leader in prostate cancer research whose methods and findings have been adopted internationally. With Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book, patients and their partners can benefit from his expertise and compassionate advice.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Many men have a dreaded fear of prostate problems that prevents them from seeking help. In response to that approach, Scardino, a practicing urologist at Manhattan's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, quotes Joe Torre regarding his own experience with prostate cancer: "When you get the information, the fear just sort of melts away." This book should diminish many fears with its straightforward, three-part presentation. Part One introduces the normal prostate and its function. Part Two presents common prostate problems that more than half of all men will face: prostatitis and an enlarged prostate. Part Three, the most comprehensive section, presents all that's presently known about prostate cancer (prostate tumors account for one-third of all internal cancers diagnosed in men). In simple, concise prose, Scardino discusses risk factors, prevention and detection. Acknowledging the lack of a standardized treatment, Scardino presents available options and their resultant statistics. Important side effects that many men are curious about but are afraid to bring up with doctors are discussed in detail. Perhaps the book's most valuable parts lie at the beginning of every chapter, where Scardino gives a synopsis of what readers will learn in that section. This is one of the most comprehensive, accessible books on prostate cancer published to date. B&w illus. Agent, Peter Lampack. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641858451
  • Publisher: Avery Publishing Group, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 1.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter T. Scardino, M.D., is chairman of the department of urology at the Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and head of the hospital's Prostate Cancer Program. He lives in New York City.

With more than two million copies of her books in print, Judith Kelman is a master of psychological suspense. Her novels include: Where Shadows Fall (1987), While Angels Sleep (1988), Hush Little Darlings (1989), Someone’s Watching (1991), The House on the Hill (1992), If I Should Die (1993), One Last Kiss (1994), Prime Evil (1995), More Than You Know (1996), Fly Away Home (1998) and After the Fall (1999). Judith Kelman lives with her husband in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xix

Part 1 The Prostate and The Normal Male

1 The Prostate 3

2 Normal Male Function 15

3 Changes with Aging 25

Part 2 Common Prostate Problems

4 Prostatitis 47

5 BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) 63

Part 3 Prostate Cancer

6 Prostate Cancer Facts 97

7 Risk Factors and Prevention 119

8 Detecting Prostate Cancer with PSA and Other Tests 139

9 Biopsy 159

10 Understanding Your Cancer 184

11 Understanding Yourself 210

12 Deciding How to Treat Localized Prostate Cancer 225

13 Watchful Waiting (Active Surveillance) 248

14 Surgery 268

15 Radiation Therapy 326

16 Focal and Other "Local" Therapies 363

17 Urinary Side Effects 379

18 Sexual Side Effects 402

19 Bowel Side Effects 432

20 Rising PSA After Surgery, Radiation, or Other Therapy 443

21 Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer 466

Notes 501

Glossary of Terms 535

Glossary of Medications: Individual Drugs and Classes of Drugs to Treat Prostate Diseases 543

Resources 548

Index 555

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

    A must read for any male over 5o!!!!

    I learned more about the male body and male functions in 2 hours of reading this book than I had learned in my previous 60 years of living!!!

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