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    The Prostate: A Guide for Men and the Women Who Love Them (Paperback) By (author) Patrick C. Walsh, By (author) Janet Farrar Worthington


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    DescriptionThis year, 200,000 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. An even greater number will seek help for problems caused by prostate enlargement and inflammation. This book is for them - and for the wives, sisters, and daughters who often take responsibility for educating men about health matters and encouraging them to see a physician. Written by the world-renowned Johns Hopkins surgeon who devised the new, nerve-sparing surgical procedure for treating prostate cancer (generally known as the "Walsh procedure") and an award-winning medical writer, here is an accessible and authoritative resource about the three most common prostate disorders: prostate cancer; benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, commonly known as enlarged prostate); and prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate). After explaining the anatomy and functions of the male urinary and reproductive systems, the book describes symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and medical and surgical treatment for the major prostate disorders. The controversial "watchful waiting" approach to treatment is also thoroughly discussed. The authors offer advice on how to choose a surgeon, what to expect before and after surgery, and when to call the doctor if problems develop. To make the book as easy to use as possible, the authors have included chapter summaries, stories about the experiences of individual patients and their families, and explanatory tables and charts. A complete glossary of terms and detailed illustrations of anatomy and medical procedures by noted medical illustrator Leon Schlossberg are also included.

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    The Prostate
    A Guide for Men and the Women Who Love Them
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Patrick C. Walsh, By (author) Janet Farrar Worthington
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 106 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 213 g
    ISBN 13: 9780446604321
    ISBN 10: 0446604321

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.5
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: VFJB
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    LC classification: RA
    B&T General Subject: 420
    LC subject heading: ,
    Abridged Dewey: 613
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 52
    DC21: 616.65
    BISAC V2.8: HEA039030, HEA015000, HEA039070
    LC subject heading:
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Little, Brown & Company
    Imprint name
    Warner Books
    Publication date
    22 January 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York