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

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Intelligent Patient Guide, 1997 - Prostate - 197 pages
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The third edition of the book on prostate cancer in the Intelligent Patient Guide series, a series of comprehensive, illustrated, self-help books for cancer patients and their families. Patients who take an active part in making decisions about their treatment are better able to deal with their illness than are patients who relegate control to their doctors. The book provides information on all aspects of prostate cancer and equips patients with the knowledge needed to take an active part in their treatment. 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 Centre 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
Prevention Is it possible?
21
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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.

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