The Prostate Cancer Sourcebook: How to Make Informed Treatment Choices

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Everything patients and their loved ones need to know to deal with the disease. Millions of men will eventually develop prostate cancer. What's more, as a result of the new PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) blood test, men are becoming aware of prostate problems earlier than ever. This patient-friendly resource helps those diagnosed with the disease understand exactly what their particular diagnosis means, so that they can make informed choices about the many treatment options. ...
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Overview

Everything patients and their loved ones need to know to deal with the disease. Millions of men will eventually develop prostate cancer. What's more, as a result of the new PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) blood test, men are becoming aware of prostate problems earlier than ever. This patient-friendly resource helps those diagnosed with the disease understand exactly what their particular diagnosis means, so that they can make informed choices about the many treatment options.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471159278
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/27/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

MARCUS H. LOO, M.D., is an attending urologist at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.

MARIAN BETANCOURT is the author of What to Do If You Get Breast Cancer and What to Do If You Get Colon Cancer (Wiley)

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Table of Contents

DISCOVERY.

A Primer on the Prostate.

Diseases of the Prostate.

How Prostate Cancer Develops.

Understanding the Risk Factors.

GUIDELINES FOR DIAGNOSIS AND STAGING.

Diagnostic Tests.

The Controversial PSA Test.

Grading and Staging.

TREATMENT FOR EARLY LOCALIZED PROSTATE CANCER.

Watchful Waiting.

Surgery: Radical Prostatectomy.

Before and After Surgery.

External Beam Radiation Therapy.

Brachytherapy (Interstitial Radiation).

TREATMENT FOR ADVANCED PROSTATE CANCER.

Hormonal Therapy for Metastatic Cancer.

MAKING THE DECISION.

Choosing Physicians and a Treatment Center.

Nonmedical Aids to Treatment.

Making Your Decision.

RECOVERY.

Coping With Temporary Incontinence.

Restoring Potency After Prostate Cancer.

Monitoring Your Health.

Appendices.

Index.

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