Canadian Guide to Prostate Cancer

Front Cover
John Wiley & Sons, Nov 5, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
0 Reviews
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.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Chapter 1 Prostate Cancer and You
1
Chapter 2 Is Prostate Cancer Preventable?
11
Chapter 3 Tests and Measurements
27
Chapter 4 Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
46
Chapter 5 What are Your Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer?
70
Chapter 6 Getting Ready for Your Surgery
98
Chapter 7 The Day of Your Surgery
113
Chapter 8 The Surgical Procedure
120
Chapter 13 Sex After Prostate Cancer
172
Chapter 14 Exercise the Miraculous Medicine
203
Chapter 15 Gay Men and Prostate Cancer
216
Chapter 16 Medications
230
Chapter 17Future Directions in Prostate Cancer Treatment
240
Chapter 18Whos Who of Hospital Staff
245
Glossary
251
Resources
265

Chapter 9 What Happens After Your Surgery?
127
Chapter 10 Recovering at Home
137
Chapter 11 Has My Surgery Worked?
151
Chapter 12 How You can Help Yourself
159
Your Diary
273
Index
285
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

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.

Bibliographic information