From one of the nation's leading specialists, everything you need to know to make the decisions that are best for you and your loved ones While early detection can be critical, today, thanks to more sophisticated surgical techniques, state-of-the-art radiation technology, and improvements in drug therapy, the fight against prostate cancer has ...
From one of the nation's leading specialists, everything you need to know to make the decisions that are best for you and your loved ones While early detection can be critical, today, thanks to more sophisticated surgical techniques, state-of-the-art radiation technology, and improvements in drug therapy, the fight against prostate cancer has progressed dramatically. Because prostate cancer has a unique profile in each patient, no one treatment is right for everyone. In The Prostate Cancer Sourcebook, a leading specialist from the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center provides the essential information you need to better understand your or your loved one's individual diagnosis, and make knowledgeable, individualized choices. Here, in clear, concise language, is expert advice on: Risk factors--family history, age, race, environment, and diet Diagnostic tests--basic screening tools, the DRE (digital rectal exam), and the PSA (prostate specific antigen) breakthrough Treatment options--what to expect from surgery, the different kinds of radiation, and hormonal therapy The right physician and the right treatment center--getting more than one opinion; surveying locations, HMOs, managed care, and your financial aid options Emotional support--sharing the decisions with your family; dealing with depression, anger, and stress Recovery--staying healthy after prostate cancer: sexuality, diet, and exercise Key questions--what you should ask when and why
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