Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book, Revised Edition: The Complete Guide to Overcoming Prostate Cancer, Prostatitis, and BPH

Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book, Revised Edition: The Complete Guide to Overcoming Prostate Cancer, Prostatitis, and BPH

by Peter T. Scardino M.D., Judith Kelman


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Newly revised, with up-to-the-minute findings: the potentially lifesaving guide to prostate health by one of the world's foremost urologists

Although most men know little about their prostate glands, an overwhelming majority will be affected by prostate problems at some time in their lives. In this groundbreaking book, now updated to include the latest medical break-throughs, world-renowned urology expert Dr.Peter Scardino arms men with the information they need to battle prostate cancer, prostatitis, and benign prostate enlargement (BPH). This updated edition includes new information on the role genetics may play, hormone replacement therapy, new treatments for prostatitis, and more.

With clear illustrations and charts throughout, this book covers everything men should know about prostate health, helping concerned men and their loved ones to:

-interpret complex and often confusing test results and research findings

-adopt proven prevention strategies

-choose among the many available treatment options

-enjoy a satisfying sex life and good urinary function

Dr. Scardino brings his outstanding experience, expertise, and compassionate advice, combined with the latest medical breakthroughs and cutting-edge studies, to provide men with the knowledge and tools they need to live long, healthy lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583333938
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/03/2010
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 625,753
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Peter T. Scardino, M.D., is chairman of the department of urology at the Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and head of the hospital's Prostate Cancer Program. He lives in New York City.
With more than two million copies of her books in print, Judith Kelman is a master of psychological suspense. Her novels include: Where Shadows Fall (1987), While Angels Sleep (1988), Hush Little Darlings (1989), Someone’s Watching (1991), The House on the Hill (1992), If I Should Die (1993), One Last Kiss (1994), Prime Evil (1995), More Than You Know (1996), Fly Away Home (1998) and After the Fall (1999). Judith Kelman lives with her husband in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction xix

Part 1 The Prostate and The Normal Male

1 The Prostate 3

2 Normal Male Function 15

3 Changes with Aging 25

Part 2 Common Prostate Problems

4 Prostatitis 47

5 BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) 63

Part 3 Prostate Cancer

6 Prostate Cancer Facts 97

7 Risk Factors and Prevention 119

8 Detecting Prostate Cancer with PSA and Other Tests 139

9 Biopsy 159

10 Understanding Your Cancer 184

11 Understanding Yourself 210

12 Deciding How to Treat Localized Prostate Cancer 225

13 Watchful Waiting (Active Surveillance) 248

14 Surgery 268

15 Radiation Therapy 326

16 Focal and Other "Local" Therapies 363

17 Urinary Side Effects 379

18 Sexual Side Effects 402

19 Bowel Side Effects 432

20 Rising PSA After Surgery, Radiation, or Other Therapy 443

21 Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer 466

Notes 501

Glossary of Terms 535

Glossary of Medications: Individual Drugs and Classes of Drugs to Treat Prostate Diseases 543

Resources 548

Index 555

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From the Publisher

"In my own battle against prostate cancer, I'm forever grateful to have Dr. Scardino in my corner. Comprehensive and authoritative, Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book pulls together the most current research on the prostate, arming men with the knowledge they need to be vigilant and stay healthy."
-Senator Christopher J. Dodd

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