A Primer on Prostate Cancer: The Empowered Patient's Guide
Constructs a strong foundation of knowledge about prostate cancer and its consequences. Elementary discussions of the impact of the disease, the role of loved ones, the importance of understanding the nature of prostate cancer and the importance of the medical record, it then builds with a discussion of information gathering and the basics of prostate cancer. Information on diagnosis and testing, as well as an extensive chapter on treament options is included.
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3DCRT Abarelix ADT2 AIPC and/or androgen deprivation therapy antigen Appendix Atrasentan baseline PSA biochemical biologic biomarkers biopsy bladder blood bone scan bPSA brachytherapy clinical stage clinical trials cryosurgery diagnosis diagnostic biopsy dose EBRT Endorectal MRI estrogen evaluation external beam flare flutamide Form free PSA gland volume Gleason score growth factor hormone IMRT isotope LHRH LHRH agonist LHRH-A Lupron lymph nodes malignant metastatic nerve-sparing ng/ml normal Oncol outcome Partin Tables pathology PC cells PC patients PCRI pelvic physician Physician's Note Proscar prostate cancer prostate gland prostate specific prostate-specific antigen proton PSA bump PSA doubling PSA levels PSA recurrence radiation therapy radical prostatectomy receptor rectal rectum relates risk seed implantation seminal vesicles serum side-effects Strum surgery surgical symptoms testosterone tion tissue toxicity transrectal ultrasound treated TRUSP tumor tumor volume urethra urinary urine Urol Urology versus Viagra