Prostate Cancer For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Covers prevention, detection, and treatment options

A must-have reference for patients and their loved ones

If you are one of the thousands of men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year, then this straightforward guide is for you. You get up-to-date information on treatment options and discover how to cope with treatment side effects, receive the follow-up care you need, and handle work and family ...

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Prostate Cancer For Dummies

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Overview

Covers prevention, detection, and treatment options

A must-have reference for patients and their loved ones

If you are one of the thousands of men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year, then this straightforward guide is for you. You get up-to-date information on treatment options and discover how to cope with treatment side effects, receive the follow-up care you need, and handle work and family life during your recovery.

Praise for Prostate Cancer For Dummies

"When choices are varied and involve surgical and non- surgical options for localized prostate cancer, information needs to be balanced and clearly explained with 'nonmedical' terminology. Prostate Cancer For Dummies fills this critical niche."

– Paul F. Schellhammer, MD, Professor of Urology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118053034
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/10/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 388
  • Sales rank: 580,754
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Paul H. Lange, MD (Seattle, WA) is a prostate cancer survivor himself and is an internationally renowned surgeon and a leader of cutting-edge research on urological malignancies, including prostate cancer. He is a medical school professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Lange is also co-director of the Genitourinary Tumor Laboratory at the University of Washington.

Christine Adamec is a veteran medical writer.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Prostate Cancer: What It Is and Is Not.

Chapter 1: Identifying Basic Realities of Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 2: Understanding the Prostate Gland and Recognizing Cancer Symptoms.

Chapter 3: Investigating Who’s at Risk for Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 4: Identifying Diseases That May Mimic Prostate Cancer.

Part II: Getting a Diagnosis.

Chapter 5: Working with Your Doctor to Detect Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 6: Diagnosing and Treating Prostate Cancer with the Help of Specialists.

Chapter 7: Understanding the Biopsy.

Chapter 8: Staging and Grading the C0ncer.

Part III: Getting to Wellness: Treating Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 9: Making a Treatment Plan.

Chapter 10: Mastering Your Fears.

Chapter 11: Prostatectomy: A Mainstay Treatment for Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 12: Destroying the Cancer with Radiation Therapy.

Chapter 13: Slowing the Cancer with Hormones.

Chapter 14: Considering Cutting-edge Treatments.

Chapter 15: Treating Very Advanced Cancer.

Part IV: Changing Your Lifestyle to Combat Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 16: Stress-busting When You Need It Most.

Chapter 17: Working on a Healthy Lifestyle.

Chapter 18: Alternative Remedies.

Part V: Coping with the Aftermath Effects of Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 19: Resolving Erectile Problems.

Chapter 20: Dealing with Urinary Incontinence.

Chapter 21: What to Do When Treatment Doesn’t Wipe Out Cancer.

Part VI: Handling Work and Family.

Chapter 22: Coping with Cancer on the Job.

Chapter 23: Helping Friends and Family Understand Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 24: Helping a Loved One Cope with Prostate Cancer.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 25: Ten Myths and Realities about Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 26: Ten Must-do’s for Everyone Battling Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 27: Ten Ways to Beat the Blues.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: Resources.

Index.

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