Surviving Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know to Make Informed Decisions

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Yale University Press, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 280 pages
When Dr. E. Fuller Torrey was diagnosed with prostate cancer, none of the books he could find was current enough or comprehensive enough to satisfy his need for information. This book is for the hundreds of thousands of other men who each year receive the same frightening diagnosis. It is the book Dr. Torrey wished he had when he was facing the countless questions that a man with prostate cancer, and his family and friends, all confront. Complete, up-to-date, and readable, the book explains how to come to terms with the diagnosis of prostate cancer, evaluate the severity of the disease, and assess the variety of treatment options and their complications. Many chapters provide information other books barely consider, such as a full discussion of the causes of prostate cancer and an evaluation of other books on the subject. Also included is a summary of the most useful Web sites. The author mixes his personal experience with factual material, and he maintains a reassuring sense of humor. His advice is practical, with dozens of tips and lists including "Ten Steps to Sanity for Men Recently Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer." With Dr. Torrey's book in hand, readers can now tackle all the important decisions about prostate cancer, confident in having the most accurate and complete information available.

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After Torrey (research psychiatrist & associate director for laboratory research, Stanley Medical Research Inst.;Surviving Schizophrenia ) was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004, his top priority ... Read full review

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while i have only read whats available on the net, the book seems good. it is readable for the layperson and does not seem to favor particular ways of dealing with prostate cancer. I am going to recommend it to my brother who is 53 and has prostate cancer. The person on the street needs to inform themselves so as not to be at the mercy of those who make a fortune from our ignorance. Thankyou  

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E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., is a research psychiatrist specializing in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He is the executive director of the Stanley Medical Research Institute, the founder of the Treatment Advocacy Center, a professor of psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and the author of twenty books. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., is a research psychiatrist and associate director for laboratory research, The Stanley Medical Research Institute. He is also the author of 18 books, including "The Roots of Treason: Ezra Pound and the Secrets of St. Elizabeths," a National Book Critics Circle nominee. He lives in Bethesda, MD.

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