Prostate & cancer : a family guide to diagnosis, treatment & survival
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|Kirtland Community College Library||RC 280 .P7 M37 2009||30775305492770||General Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780738213477
- ISBN: 0738213470
xvii, 359 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Edition: 4th ed.
- Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Life Long, c2010.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (p. 343) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Anatomy and function of the prostate gland -- Prostate cancer -- Diet and nutrition: the effect on prostate cancer -- Symtoms of cancer -- The digital rectal exam (DRE) -- PSA blood test: key detection tool -- Should we screen for cancer? -- Ultrasound and biopsy of the prostate -- No cancer is found: am I in the clear? -- Cancer is detected: the importance of volume -- The grade of cancer: how bad is it? -- Cancer workup: has it spread? -- Stages of prostate cancer -- Five categories of treatment options -- Who decides on treatment: you or the doctor? -- Your wife or partner's role -- What to tell family and friends -- Active surveillance -- Radiation: external-beam/IMRT therapy -- Radiation: radioactive seed implants -- Radical prostatectomy: a surgical solution -- Risks and complications of radical prostatectomy -- Recovering at home after surgery -- Hormone therapy -- Cryotherapy and HIFU: freezing and heating the prostate -- Complemetary, integrative and alternative treatments -- Incontinence: a potential risk -- Erectile dysfunction (impotence): causes and treatments -- What is the right treatment for me? -- Costs of treatments -- Second opinion: a good idea -- How to find a good urologist -- Questions to ask your doctor -- Follow-up after treatment -- Will I need additional treatment after radical prostatectomy? -- Do I need chemotherapy? -- Research studies: looking for new cures -- When all treatments fail -- Support groups and resources.|
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