The Complete Prostate Book: What Every Man Needs To Know

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Prometheus Books, Jan 27, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 425 pages
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
managing the complications of and coping with prostate cancer
treatment options including laser surgery, cryosurgery, and brachytherapy (radioactive seed implants)
and 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.
 

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Contents

What Is It Good For?
35
Understanding the Anatomy
41
The Prostate and Its Impersonators
51
Getting the Most from a Trip to the Urology Office
61
PSA after DRE?
67
No Easy Answers
73
THE BOTHERSOME PROSTATE
85
Treating BPH
125
Considering Options
241
Radical Prostatectomy
261
Pelvic Lymphadenectomy
267
Radical Perineal Prostatectomy
273
Preparing for Surgery
279
Beware Catheter Duration Claims
285
Two Options for One Treatment
295
Freezing Cancer
309

Two Birds with One Stone
130
TUNA
137
TURIS
143
The Pilot Chooses Laser Surgery
149
Prostate Cancer Overview
153
A Road to Prevention?
161
PSA and Screening
175
To the Point
202
Managing Complications of Prostate Biopsy
210
The Biopsy Shows Cancer
225
Searching for Cancer Spread
234
Making the Decision on Localized Prostate Cancer
317
Maintaining Sexual Function
333
Dealing with Other Side Effects
345
Living with Cancer
353
A Nobel Effort for Advanced
361
Chemotherapy
373
Hope for the Future
381
Biggest Prostate Myths
389
Resources
401
Index
421
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J. Stephen Jones, M.D., F.A.C.S. (Cleveland, OH), is a board-certified urologist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Urological Institute - named one of the top two urology programs in the country. He is the medical editor of Urology News and has published numerous scientific publications in Urology, The Journal of Urology, Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Disease, and other medical journals.

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