What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Prostate Cancer: The Breakthrough Information and Treatments That Can Help Save Your Life

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Prostate Cancer: The Breakthrough Information and Treatments That Can Help Save Your Life

by Glenn Bubley, Winifred Conkling
     
 

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It's The Most Common Cancer in American Men-And a Top Health Concern of Men Over 50. Don't Let Prostate Cancer Win. Discover the Revolutionary Treatments that Could Save Your Life! Every year 350,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. With more and more treatments available to tackle the disease, choosing the one that's right for you can be a daunting task. Now…  See more details below

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It's The Most Common Cancer in American Men-And a Top Health Concern of Men Over 50. Don't Let Prostate Cancer Win. Discover the Revolutionary Treatments that Could Save Your Life! Every year 350,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. With more and more treatments available to tackle the disease, choosing the one that's right for you can be a daunting task. Now Dr. Glenn J. Bubley, an expert oncologist with twenty-five years of experience in conventional and experimental prostate cancer therapies, offers the latest information on the disease and the full range of therapeutic options available. He explains the pioneering techniques and medications being tested in today's clinical trials-including herbs and nutritional supplements-so that you can weigh all the choices and make informed decisions about your health. Discover: * What the prostate is, how it works, and what can go wrong * Natural herbal and nutritional supplements that may improve prostate health * New diagnostic tests-and the limitations of standard PSA screening * The pros and cons of traditional surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy and how to assess promising new treatments * Experimental drugs and vaccines that may slow-or even stop-the spread of prostate cancer * How to choose the right doctor-and the best treatment plan-for you.

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Library Journal
Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common type of cancer among men, killing some 42,000 every year. Two new guides seek to provide the latest information on the disease and the treatments available. Written by leading medical experts, the American Cancer Society's Complete Guide is an accessible and comprehensive survey that describes PCa and explains who is at risk, backing up its discussions with statistics. Symptoms, early detection, and what to expect when seeing a doctor are also addressed. Confusing diagnostic medical terminology and acronyms are explained in the text and conveniently repeated in the glossary. The volume also outlines treatment options-e.g., watchful waiting, hormonal therapy, radiation and brachytherapy, surgery, and cryotherapy-and details the combination of factors that predict outcomes. There is advice on how to manage the medical establishment, deal with insurance, assure emotional support for the patient and his family, and contact support groups. Bubley (genitourinary oncology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Ctr., Boston) explains how, owing to increased public awareness and improved screening tests, PCa is more often detected at its earliest and most treatable stages. With over 25 years' experience in conventional and experimental prostate cancer therapies, Bubley clearly discusses the natural remedies and alternative medicines that can complicate treatment and may have adverse consequences if the doctor is not kept informed of their use. Bubley hopes his overview will open and encourage patient/physician dialog about treatment options and possible changes in diet and lifestyle to help maintain wellness and improve prostate health. Both guides are good choices for consumer health collections, but if funds are limited, stick to the excellent American Cancer Society title.-James Swanton, Harlem Hosp. Lib., New York Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446536684
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Series:
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Series
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,024,316
File size:
470 KB

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