The Prostate

The Prostate : A Guide for Men and the Women Who Love Them

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This 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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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 105.7 x 171.5 x 26.4mm | 213.19g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • Warner Books
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0446604321
  • 9780446604321
  • 1,192,210

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