Managing Prostate Cancer: A Guide for Living Better

Managing Prostate Cancer: A Guide for Living Better

by Andrew J. Roth


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199336920
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 835,560
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Andrew J. Roth, MD, has been the psychiatry liaison to the Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for the last 20 years. He has helped men and their families navigate the uncertainties of a prostate cancer diagnosis, helping them thrive with, and not just survive, the diagnosis, treatment decisions, and complications of treatments and illness.

Table of Contents

Pregame: Overview and Introduction

Part One: Diagnosis and Early Stage Disease

Chapter One
Why Me? Why Not Me? What Now? And Why Is a Psychiatrist Writing a Book about Prostate Cancer?

Chapter Two
How to Make the Right Treatment Choice When There Is No Perfect Choice

Chapter Three
Lifting the Weight of Waiting and Preparing for Treatment:
Definitive Treatment vs. Watchful Waiting or Active Surveillance

Chapter Four
Prostate Cancer Anxiety, Depression, and Sleep Problems:
Enter the DRAFT and Learn the Emotional Judo (EJ) Playbook

Chapter Five
Do I Really Need a Psychiatric Medicine to Cope with Prostate Cancer?

Chapter Six
Keeping the Flames of Intimacy Alive

Chapter Seven
Urinary, Bowel, and Energy Leaks: This Wasn't Supposed to Happen to Me

Chapter Eight
Not for Patients Only: Spouses or Partners Can Manage Better, Communicate More Effectively, and Help the Whole Family

Part Two: Later Stage Disease and Recurrence of Disease

Chapter Nine
Coping with Recurrence of Cancer If the "Definitive" Treatment Doesn't Work: Going Hormonal

Chapter Ten
Grieving for Loss . . . of Trust, of Physical Wholeness, of Invulnerability and Immortality:
How to Re-Invest in Your Future As a Wise Role Model


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