The Prostate: Everything You Need to Know

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Firefly Books, 2001 - Medical - 216 pages
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Now that prostate health is openly discussed, more and more men and their families are looking for help in understanding this small but potentially problematic male organ. In this accessible, informative guide, eminent urologist Dr. Yosh Taguchi tackles the most common prostate problems -- benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), prostatitis and cancer. Readers will learn about:

  • the anatomy and function of the prostate
  • the importance of regular check-ups
  • surgical options, including the two-stage prostatectomy
  • medication options, including drug names and suggested dosages
  • disorders that mimic prostate disease
  • thermal therapy
  • preventative measures
  • pain control
  • surgery issues and preparation
  • managing the disease
  • incontinence, impotence and erectile dysfunction
  • new developments in treatment.

Complete with diagrams, charts and case studies, Prostate offers clear and comprehensive information on what is known, what is still not clear and what remains conjectural about this most sensitive of male health concerns. Written by an expert who obviously cares for his patients and who believes that self-education in matters of health is one of the cornerstones of preventative medicine, Prostate is an important and timely book.

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Dr. Yosh Taguchi is Program Director of Urology at McGill University and a senior urologist at Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal.

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