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M.D. Torrey E. Fuller

Surviving Prostate Cancer

What You Need to Know to Make Informed Decisions

illustrated ed

€ 22.95

When Dr. E. Fuller Torrey was diagnosed with prostate cancer, none of the books he could find was current enough or comprehensive enough to satisfy his need for information. This book is for the hundreds of thousands of other men who each year receive the same frightening diagnosis. It is the book Dr. Torrey wished he had when he was facing the countless questions that a man with prostate cancer, and his family and friends, all confront. Complete, up-to-date, and readable, the book explains how to come to terms with the diagnosis of prostate cancer, evaluate the severity of the disease, and assess the variety of treatment options and their complications. Many chapters provide information other books barely consider, such as a full discussion of the causes of prostate cancer and an evaluation of other books on the subject. Also included is a summary of the most useful websites. The author mixes his personal experience with factual material, and he maintains a reassuring sense of humour. His advice is practical, with dozens of tips and lists including 'Ten Steps to Sanity for Men Recently Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer'. With Dr. Torrey's book in hand, readers can now tackle all the important decisions about prostate cancer, confident in having the most accurate and complete information available.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Acknowledgments xi
Abbreviations xiii
1 On Being Diagnosed
1
2 How Serious Is Your Cancer?
11
What Is Your PSA?
12
Is Your Cancer Palpable?
15
What Is Your Gleason Score?
18
Additional Predictors of Severity
24
3 Surgical Treatment
27
Who Are Good Candidates?
28
The Procedure
29
Complications
39
Outcome
42
4 Radiation Treatment
46
Who Are Good Candidates?
48
The Procedure
51
Seed Therapy
51
Beam Radiation
54
Complications
55
Outcome
59
5 Hormone Treatment
67
Who Are Good Candidates?
68
The Procedure
69
Complications
72
Outcome
76
6 Cryotherapy
78
Who Are Good Candidates?
78
The Procedure
79
Complications
79
Outcome
80
7 Alternative and Experimental Therapies
81
Herbal Therapies
82
PC-SPES: A Cautionary Tale
85
Experimental Treatments
87
8 Treatment Decisions
89
Watchful Waiting
90
Ten Factors to Consider
95
Advantages and Disadvantages of Treatment Options
110
How I Made My Decisions
115
9 Your Support System
118
Yourself
118
Family and Friends
124
Coworkers and Business Colleagues
128
Support Groups
130
10 Major Complications and Their Treatment 132
Urinary Incontinence: The Problem
133
Urinary Incontinence: The Solutions
135
Impotence: The Problem
140
Impotence: The Solutions
144
11 What Happens if the Cancer Spreads or Comes Back? 152
Will It Kill Me, and if So, When?
153
Treatment Options for Recurrent Cancer
159
Weighing Quantity versus Quality of Life
164
12 What Is Known About the Causes? 169
Clues
169
Genes
175
Viruses and Other Infectious Agents
177
Sexual Activity
178
Hormones
180
Dietary Factors
181
Other Possibilities
183
Summary of Causes
185
13 Factors That May Prevent Emergence or Recurrence 187
Dietary Factors
188
Vitamins and Minerals
194
Medications
195
Lifestyle Changes
197
So What Should You Do?
198
14 Science and Politics 199
The National Cancer Institute
200
The Prostate Cancer Research Program
201
Michael Milken`s Prostate Cancer Foundation
202
The National Prostate Cancer Coalition
204
Other Players
205
15 Advice for Men Who Do Not Have Prostate Cancer 208
Should I Be Tested?
208
Biopsies
212
Ten Recommendations
214
Future Research
216
Appendix A The Anatomy and Function of the Prostate Gland 219
Appendix B Evaluation of Books About Prostate Cancer 224
Appendix C Useful Websites on Prostate Cancer 235
Notes 241
Index 267
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Paperback / softback
304 pagina's
Januari 2008
408 gram
229 x 152 x 25 mm
Yale University Press us

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