The Prostate Cancer Treatment Book / Edition 1

The Prostate Cancer Treatment Book / Edition 1

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by Peter Grimm, John Blasko, John Sylvester, John C. Blasko, John E. Sylvester
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0071422560

ISBN-13: 9780071422567

Pub. Date: 12/15/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

The latest and most progressive treatment advice from prostate cancer experts at the nation's top medical centers

For each of the nearly 200,000 Americans diagnosed with prostate cancer annually, the months following the diagnosis are a time of momentous decisions and enormous emotional strain. This book offers readers complete answers to all their questions

Overview

The latest and most progressive treatment advice from prostate cancer experts at the nation's top medical centers

For each of the nearly 200,000 Americans diagnosed with prostate cancer annually, the months following the diagnosis are a time of momentous decisions and enormous emotional strain. This book offers readers complete answers to all their questions about the best treatment options for fighting and beating prostate cancer. Bringing together the insights and expertise of 21 of the nation's top prostate cancer specialists from the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, the Seattle Prostate Institute, and other leading treatment centers, The Prostate Cancer Treatment Book provides:

  • Expert information on all treatment options, including surgery, hormonal treatment, external beam radiation, and more
  • In-depth coverage of radioactive seed implantation therapy, the most promising new treatment currently available
  • Real-life accounts of dozens of men who beat prostate cancer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071422567
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
12/15/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,134,454
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introductionxiii
Part IThe Foundation
1.What Good is a Prostate, Anyway?3
2.How is Heart Health Connected to Prostate Cancer Risk?21
3.How Do They Test for Prostate Cancer?37
4.What Part Do Spouses and Partners Play?61
Part IITreatment Options
5.Is Watchful Waiting the Same as Doing Nothing?69
6.Should I Have My Prostate Removed?75
7.How Does External Beam Radiation Therapy Work?93
8.Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer: Are Seeds the Way to Go?113
9.What Happens After the Implant? Side Effects and PSA139
10.Will I Have to Be on Hormones?155
11.What Happens if the Cancer Returns?167
Part IIIOther Important Considerations
12.What Should I Ask My Doctor?179
13.How Do I Find the Best Doctor for Brachytherapy?187
Appendix AThe Bottom Line193
Appendix BProstate Cancer Resources195
Notes209
About the Seattle Prostate Institute211
Index217

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for anyone who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer! I am a long time medical professional and I am here to tell you that not all Physicians offer you the best treatment for you but for their own pocket. That's right, for a lot of Physician's medicine is more about money than a your best interest. Read this book, they speak the truth and offer REAL answers about real concerns. Don't gamble with your health, put in the research for yourself and read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wish this book had been available when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2003. Like many men who suddenly learn they have prostate cancer, I had a thousand questions and spent countless hours searching the Internet and libraries for some answers. This newly-published guide will greatly reduce the emotional turmoil of men (and their loved ones) who are anxiously seeking information about prostate cancer and the choice of treatments to fight this life-threatening disease. This book has a unique question-and-answer format. The questions -- from patients just like me -- are answered by nearly two dozen doctors from all across the U.S. who are experienced, up-to-date experts in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. This impressive 224-page compilation is the creation of the Drs. Peter Grimm (no relation), John Blasko, and John Sylvester, principal physicians at the renown Seattle Prostate Institute, and pioneers of radioactive seed implants to combat prostate cancer. All the basics are covered in this book -- from PSAs to prostate biopsies -- as well as side-effects such as incontinence and sexual dysfunction during and after the various treatments, whether surgery, radiation or hormone therapy. Especially welcome (and difficult to find elsewhere) is information about the effects of certain vitamins, dietary supplements, and foods on the prostate in regard to cancer. A brief but very worthwhile chapter deals with the ways wives or partners can assist their men who are fighting prostate cancer. Also valuable in helping you find the best physician to treat you is a chapter entitled 'What Should I Ask My Doctor?' Data from scientific studies is included where meaningful, but you are not overwhelmed by statistics (which soon become dated because of ongoing improvements in prostate cancer treatments). This is the ideal and easy-to-read 'first' book for any man who learns he has prostate cancer. It's also perfect for anyone seeking information who is a family member or knows someone with prostate cancer. Also, I've personally found it of great use for knowing what to anticipate in the months and years ahead after my recent (and, so far, successful) treatment for prostate cancer.