Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer: Get The Treatment That's Right For You by Gerald Chodak, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer: Get The Treatment That's Right For You

Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer: Get The Treatment That's Right For You

by Gerald Chodak
     
 

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Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer provides the most complete, up-to-date and unbiased look at prostate cancer treatments and therapies for every stage of the disease.

A prostate cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and confusing. In Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer, one of the countryÌs

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Fully Revised and Updated

Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer provides the most complete, up-to-date and unbiased look at prostate cancer treatments and therapies for every stage of the disease.

A prostate cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and confusing. In Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer, one of the countryÌs leading experts, Dr. Chodak, provides detailed information on the advantages and disadvantages of all available treatments, including new tests, therapies, and drugs. Incorporating results from the most recent studies, including game-changing findings on the worth of surgery, he also shows you how to:

  • decide which treatment is right for you
  • ask your doctor the right questions
  • improve your quality of life
  • know which sources of information to trust

And much more.

With Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer, you will have all of the resources you need to make the best decisions about your care.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Robert B Den, MD (Thomas Jefferson University)
Description: This is the second edition of a patient-friendly overview of the complex decision-making necessary in the management of prostate cancer.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive overview for patients who have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families. The author covers the vast disease spectrum from localized to metastatic disease with care and sensitivity to empower patients.
Audience: Although written for patients and their families, this book is comprehensive enough to serve as a primer for medical students and residents. The author has extensive clinical experience in this field.
Features: The book covers the entire spectrum of the disease, beginning with a basic understanding of prostate anatomy and biology, tracing the potential progression from localized disease to metastatic. The book closes with an empathic and frank discussion of end-of-life care. The only shortcoming is now that prostate cancer management is truly a multidisciplinary effort, the work would be enhanced with contributions from clinicians from the different areas to provide a more comprehensive understanding, particularly in radiation and chemotherapy.
Assessment: This guide helps patients make sense of the management and prognosis of their prostate cancer. The overview enables patients to gain a basic understanding of the disease in order to be true partners with their physicians in the decision-making.
From the Publisher
“A comprehensive overview for patients who have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families. The author covers the vast disease spectrum from localized to metastatic disease with care and sensitivity to empower patients.” —Doody’s Reviews

Praise for the first edition:

“The structure and content of this book is superb, and it will be an excellent resource for prostate cancer patients. The author skillfully provides the actual results of significant prostate cancer research in a format that will be understandable to educated lay persons.” — Doody's Reviews

“This book should be read by every man concerned about prostate cancer screening, prevention, and treatment.” — Otis W. Brawley, MD, Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society

“As Dr. Chodak points out, being empowered and learning to cope comes through knowledge and hope. His book provides a comprehensive view of this complex and often controversial disease.” — Thomas N. Kirk, President and chief Executive Officer, Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network

“I am a 42 -year prostate cancer survivor and I have read many books pertaining to prostate cancer. This book is the most comprehensive and extensive book I have ever read. I would recommend reading this book no matter what stage you happen to be at the present time.” — Edward C. Kaps, Cofounder and Past President, Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network

Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer is the first book that is both a balanced and comprehensive review of almost all aspects of prostate cancer.... This will be highly recommended reading for all my patients who have an interest in prostate cancer.” — E. David Crawford, MD, Professor of Surgery/Urology/Radiation Oncology, Head Urologic Oncology, E. David Crawford Endowed Chair in Urologic Oncology, University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936303540
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/09/2013
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
542,295
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Utilizing his experience as both a clinician and an educator, Gerald Chodak, MD, is one of the leading experts on prostate cancer. Dr. Chodak has been treating patients with prostate cancer since 1981 and was a full-time faculty member at the University of Chicago for 18 years until forming the Midwest Prostate and Urology Health Center in 1999. He helped form the first chapter of Us TOO, the international support group for men and their significant others with prostate cancer. Currently, he does a weekly video blog for Medscape entitled "Controversies in Urology," and is a member of their editorial board. During his career Dr. Chodak has co-authored more than 150 scientific articles and book chapters and is the author of Prostate Cancer: Reducing Your Risks. He maintains a prostate educational website at www.ProstateVideos.com.

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