Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer

Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer


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Each year, more than 230,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and 30 to 40 percent of patients who are diagnosed will eventually relapse. But the good news is that more men are being cured of this disease than ever before. Now in a revised third edition, this lifesaving guide by Dr. Patrick Walsh and award-winning science writer Janet Farrar Worthington offers a message of hope to every man facing this illness. Prostate cancer is a different disease in every man, which means that the right treatment varies for each man. Readers will discover their risk factors, simple changes that can reduce the risk of developing the disease, treatment options, and more.

This new edition is updated to maintain its cutting edge as the world's most popular and well-respected resource on prostate cancer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455504183
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 06/19/2012
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Patrich C. Walsh, MD, the world's foremost authority on prostate cancer, is the Distinguished Service Professor of Urology at the Brady Urological Institute of the The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Walsh was honored as the 2007 National Physician of the Year for Clinical Excellence by Americas Top Doctors.

Janet Farrar Worthington is an award-winning science writer.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 What the Prostate Does: A Crash Course in Male Anatomy 1

2 Little Gland, Big Trouble 19

3 What Causes Prostate Cancer? 43

4 Can Prostate Cancer Be Prevented? 99

5 Do I Have Prostate Cancer? Screening and Detection 129

6 Diagnosis and Staging 165

7 What Are My Options? 215

8 Radical Prostatectomy 252

9 Radiation and Cryo/Thermal Ablation 315

10 How Successful Is Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer? 364

11 Erectile Dysfunction After Treatment for Localized Prostate Cancer 420

12 Hormonal Therapy 449

13 Help for Advanced Prostate Cancer 498

About the Authors 549

Glossary 551

Where to Get Help 571

Index 573

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