The prostate: a guide for men and the women who love them

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The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995 - Health & Fitness - 322 pages
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This year, 200,000 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. An even greater number will seek help for problems caused by prostate enlargement and inflammation. This book is for them--and for the wives, sisters, and daughters who often take responsibility for educating men about health matters and encouraging them to see a physician. Written by the world-renowned Johns Hopkins surgeon who devised the new, nerve-sparing surgical procedure for treating prostate cancer (generally known as the "Walsh procedure") and an award-winning medical writer, here is an accessible and authoritative resource about the three most common prostate disorders: prostate cancer; benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, commonly known as enlarged prostate); and prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate). The good news of the book is that effective treatment--and relief of symptoms--is available for all of these disorders. It's especially good to know that prostate cancer, when caught early, is curable. By alleviating men's fears about treatment and assuring them that many men can lead normal, active lives after prostate surgery, the authors hope to encourage men to seek medical attention for their prostate problems and help them to understand the options that are available.

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"Every three minutes, a new case of prostate cancer is diagnosed in the United States. Every 15 minutes, a man dies from it." Thus, the message of this book that "most prostate trouble can be ... Read full review

Contents

CANCER OF THE PROSTATE
21
Screening and Diagnosis
37
Radical Prostatectomy
92
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Patrick C. Walsh, M.D., is Urologist-in-Chief at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Director of the Department of Urology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Janet Farrar Worthington, a science writer and commentator on American Public Radio's Marketplace, is the recipient of a CASE gold medal for magazine writing.

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