Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book: The Complete Guide to Overcoming Prostate Cancer, Prostatitis, and BPH

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Penguin, 2005 - Medical - 481 pages
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Although most men couldn't tell you what the prostate does, an overwhelming majority will be affected by prostate problems at some time in their lives. In his discussion of prostatitis and prostate enlargement (BPH), as well as prostate cancer, Dr. Peter Scardino carefully and clearly explains what can go wrong, how to prevent prostate trouble, and what to do if problems develop. Dr. Scardino has treated thousands of patients at one of the world's best research hospitals. He developed the innovative erectile-nervegrafting procedure that makes it possible for men with serious cancer to recover sexual function and mathematical tools (nomograms) patients and physicians can use to improve medical decision-making. Now men everywhere can access his years of expertise. Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book will help them and their loved ones to:

- understand and interpret complicated test results
- develop a customized action plan that suits individual needs
- get the best care and ensure the best possible recovery from treatment
- learn state-of-the-art strategies to prevent prostate diseases

This book covers everything a man needs to know about his prostate health-from how aging affects sexual intimacy to asking the right questions to choosing among available therapeutic options. Dr. Scardino discusses cutting-edge strategies, using the latest research findings to explore the many factors that affect patients, including possible complications and ways to minimize them.

One in six men in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer, and nearly half the adult male population will be affected by prostatitis. Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book provides the hard facts and a compassionate voice to guide every man to health and healing. Illustrated throughout with line art by Frank Forney.
 

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Dr. Peter Scardino's prostate book: the complete guide to overcoming prostate cancer, prostatitis, and BPH

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Contents

Introduction
1
THE PROSTATE AND THE NORMAL MALE
9
Part
47
Prostate Cancer FactS
93
Risk Factors and Prevention
112
Detecting Prostate Cancer with
131
Biopsy
149
Understanding Your Cancer
173
Radiation Therapy
295
Other LOCal Therapies
327
Urinary Side Effects
334
Sexual Side Effects
355
BOWe Side Effects
380
Rising PSA after Surgery
388
Treating Metastatic Prostate Cancer
406
Notes
427

Understanding Yourself
194
Deciding How to Treat Localized
209
Watchful Waiting
231
Surgery
246
Glossary of Terms
449
Glossary of Medications
455
Index
469
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About the author (2005)

Peter T. Scardino, M.D., is chairman of the department of urology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and head of the hospital's Prostate Cancer Program.

Judith Kelman is the author of thirteen novels, as well as nonfiction for magazines and newspapers.

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