So You're Having Prostate Surgery

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Wiley, Jan 30, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 176 pages
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so you're having prostate surgery

If you're facing prostate surgery, this book is the ultimate guide. It puts you firmly in the driver's seat, from deciding whether you actually need surgery, through the procedure itself, to the quickest routes to recovery. Surgery for both benign prostate enlargement and prostate cancer are covered in step-by-step detail, as are alternative treatments such as drug therapy. Real-life patient stories, extensive self-help sections, and detailed illustrations fully explain each procedure, and a quick-fix glossary and who's who of medical staff take the mystery out of medicine. Also included are a comprehensive directory to Internet and other resources, a guide to complementary therapies, and a diary to help you keep track of your treatment--and your recovery.

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Eric A. Klein, MD,  FACS, is Head of the Section of Urologic Oncology in the Urological Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.  He is also a member of the Taussig Cancer Center and an associate professor of surgery at Ohio state University medical School.  His accomplishments in urologic cancer research have won him many honors, including the Best Doctors in America award.

Leah Jamnicky, RN, is a urology nurse coordinator with the University Health Network in Toronto.  During her 17 years of nursing experience, Ms. Jamnicky has developed several patient education programs for individuals with prostate disease.

Robert Nam, MD, FRCSC, is a staff physician at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre in Toronto and an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Toronto.  His research into the early detection of prostate cancer has won numerous prizes over the years.

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