9781555612061

Prostate and Cancer : A Family Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival

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    9781555612061

  • ISBN10:

    1555612067

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-08-01
  • Publisher: Fisher Books
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Summary

This best-selling guide to prostate cancer provides the most up-to-date information on diagnosis and treatment.

Author Biography

Sheldon Marks, MD, is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. He received his training at Tufts University, the New England Medical Center, and the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Marks serves on many professional committees dealing with prostate cancer.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Preface xiii
Anatomy and Function of the Prostate Gland
1(11)
Prostate Cancer
12(13)
Diet and Nutrition-The Effect on Prostate Cancer
25(7)
Symptoms of Cancer
32(4)
The Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)
36(3)
PSA Blood Test-Key Detection Tool
39(13)
Should We Screen for Cancer?
52(4)
Ultrasound and Biopsy of the Prostate
56(16)
No Cancer Is Found-Am I in the Clear?
72(4)
Cancer Is Detected-The Importance of Volume
76(2)
The Grade of Cancer-How Bad Is It?
78(6)
Cancer Workup-Has It Spread?
84(10)
Stages of Prostate Cancer
94(8)
Five Categories of Treatment Options
102(6)
Who Decides on Treatment-You or the Doctor?
108(4)
Your Wife's Role
112(3)
What to Tell Family and Friends
115(3)
Watchful Waiting
118(9)
Radiation-External-Beam Therapy
127(14)
Radiation-Radioactive Seed Implants
141(9)
Lymph-Node Dissection
150(7)
Radical Prostatectomy-A Surgical Solution
157(21)
Risks and Complications of Radical Prostatectomy
178(7)
Recovering at Home after Surgery
185(11)
Hormone Therapy
196(18)
Cryotherapy-Freezing the Prostate
214(4)
Complementary, Integrative and Alternative Treatments
218(5)
Incontinence-A Potential Risk
223(10)
Impotence-Causes and Treatments
233(17)
What Is the Right Treatment for Me?
250(3)
Costs of Treatments
253(2)
Second Opinion-A Good Idea
255(6)
How to Find a Good Urologist
261(5)
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
266(3)
Follow-up after Treatment
269(5)
Will I Need Additional Treatment after Radical Prostatectomy?
274(3)
Do I Need Chemotherapy?
277(5)
Research Studies-Looking for New Cures
282(5)
When All Treatments Fail
287(8)
Support Groups and Resources for Information
295(10)
Glossary 305(14)
Appendix 319(6)
Bibliography 325(2)
Index 327

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