Intelligent Patient Guide to Prostate Cancer: All You Need to Know to Take an Active Part in Your Treatment

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Intelligent Patient Guide, Jan 1, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 269 pages
The third edition of Book Two in the Intelligent Patient Guide series, a series of comprehensive, illustrated, self-help books for cancer patients and their families. Providing a clear step by step explanation of every aspect of prostate cancer, this book equips patients with the knowledge needed to take an active part in their treatment. Topics include: what prostate cancer is, reducing the risk of prostate cancer, detection, treatments, surgery, alternative therapies, and physical and psychological impact. The book also contains addresses and phone numbers of cancer treatment centers and support groups in the United States and Canada. Dr. Goldenberg, a graduate of the University of Toronto Medical School, is a professor at the University of British Columbia, the director of the Prostate Center at Vancouver General Hospital, and a consultant at the British Columbia Cancer Agency. Dr. Thompson received his medical training at Tulane University, has served as Chairman of Urology and of Surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center, and is now a member of the faculty at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center.

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Contents

Diseases of the prostate
6
What is cancer?
13
Reducing the risk of prostate cancer
23
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Dr. S. Larry Goldenberg received his MD from the University of Toronto Medical School and completed his surgical training in urology at the University of British Columbia. He is a Professor of Urology at the University of British Columbia, co-director of the Vancouver Prostate Centre, Chairman of the UBC Department of Urologic Sciences, consultant at the British Columbia Cancer Agency, Director of the Men's Health Initiative of BC, and staff urologist at the Vancouver General Hospital. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and the American College of Surgeons.

Thompson is a Professor and Chairman of the Division of Urology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas. He received his undergraduate training at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, and his medical training at Tulane University. He completed his residency in urology at Brooke Army Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, he served as Chairman of Urology and then Surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center.

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