Canadian Guide to Prostate Cancer

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 5, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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The men's guide to prostate cancer, backed by the experts at Prostate Cancer Canada

Prostate cancer is affecting more and more Canadian men each year, and this guide, endorsed by Prostate Cancer Canada, gives readers everything they need to fully understand issues related to prostate health. The only all-in-one guide to focus on the Canadian medical system, The Canadian Guide to Prostate Cancer, Second Edition is fully updated to cover the latest medical research on diet and lifestyle, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, step-by-step treatment options in Canada (including alternatives to surgery and issues specific to gay men), and much more.

Surgery for prostate cancer is never a simple decision, and this book is designed to help men make more informed choices about prostate health, including explaining alternative treatments and risks, making it the first choice for all Canadian men looking for a totally comprehensive resource on prostate health.

  • Explains prostate health issues, including treatments, facing Canadian men today
  • Covers alternatives to surgery
  • Endorsed by Prostate Cancer Canada

Comprehensive and reliable, The Canadian Guide to Prostate Cancer, Second Edition gives Canadian men and their families everything they need to conquer prostate cancer and continue living happy, active lives.

 

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Contents

Prostate Cancer and
Tests and Measurements
Tests for Prostate Cancer
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
What are Your Treatment Options for Prostate
Getting Ready for Your Surgery
The Day of Your Surgery
The Surgical Procedure
Sex After Prostate Cancer
Exercise the Miraculous Medicine
Gay Men and Prostate Cancer
Medications
Future Directions in Prostate Cancer
Glossary
Resources
Your Diary

Postoperative Pain
Has My Surgery Worked?

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About the author (2012)

Leah Jamnicky, RN, is a Urology Clinical Coordinator with the University Health Network in Toronto. During her 27 years of nursing, she has developed numerous education programs for patients with prostate cancer.

Robert Nam, MD, is currently Head of the Genitourinary Cancer Site Group and Ajmera Family Chair in Urologic Oncology at the Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He specializes in treating patients with urological cancers, including prostate cancer.

Helen Leask, PhD, is an editor and award-winning medical writer. She is the president of SCRIPT, a medical communications company.

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