Complete Prostate Book: What Every Man Needs to Know
For men approaching forty and older, the prostate gland is frequently a source of health problems, ranging from mild nuisances to life-threatening malignancies. Thus, it's important that every man understand what the prostate is, what to do to avoid future problems, and how to treat existing ones.Dr. J. Stephen Jones-a leading urologist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a nationally recognized authority on prostate problems and treatment-has written this comprehensive, thorough, informative, and completely accessible volume to give men all they need to know about this potentially troublesome organ. The book, divided into three sections, covers the basic anatomy and function of the prostate, benign conditions that most men eventually experience, and prostate cancer.Using accessible and informative language, Dr. Jones explains:· what to expect from a trip to the urologist's office and different examination techniques· the impact of sexual activity on prostate and overall health· benign conditions,· alternative or complementary remedies· the typical symptoms of prostatitis and treatment of an enlarged prostate· PSA screening and the controversy surrounding its effectiveness· prostate ultrasound and biopsy· treatment options including laser surgery, cryosurgery, and brachytherapy (radioactive seed implants)· managing the complications of and coping with prostate cancer· and much additional crucial and potentially life-saving information.Containing the most recent developments in detection and treatment of prostate conditions, this superb, user-friendly reference guide should be owned by every man.J. Stephen Jones, M.D., F.A.C.S. (Cleveland, OH), is a leading urologist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Urological Institute-named one of the top two urology programs in the country. He is the author of Overcoming Impotence and the medical editor of Urology News. He has published numerous scientific publications in Urology, The Journal of Urology, Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Disease, and other medical journals.
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What Is It Good For?
Understanding the Anatomy
The Prostate and Its Impersonators
Getting the Most from a Trip to the Urology Office
PSA after DRE?
No Easy Answers
THE BOTHERSOME PROSTATE
Radical Perineal Prostatectomy
Preparing for Surgery
Beware Catheter Duration Claims
Two Options for One Treatment
Two Birds with One Stone
The Pilot Chooses Laser Surgery
Prostate Cancer Overview
A Road to Prevention?
PSA and Screening
To the Point
Managing Complications of Prostate Biopsy
The Biopsy Shows Cancer
Searching for Cancer Spread
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