Surviving Prostate Cancer

Surviving Prostate Cancer : A Personal Journey and Second Opinion

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The number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK is increasing. Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer in men, excluding non melanoma skin cancer. Nearly 32,000 UK men are diagnosed each year. The information presented in this book was researched using literature from eminent medical and scientific journals, medical texts, selected websites and supporting links on prostate cancer (listed in the book). Having an academic biology background and being diagnosed with prostate cancer, the author is able to share research and second opinions presented in texts from the 1990s and up to 2006, while incorporating his personal journey.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 421.84g
  • Detselig Enterprises Ltd ,Canada
  • Calgary, Canada
  • English
  • b/w illustrations
  • 1550593234
  • 9781550593235

Table of contents

The Biology of the Prostate The Prostate Gland and Endocrine Activity; Overview of the Prostate Gland; Generalized Function of the Reproductive System; Hormonal Interactions; Genetic Markers 2. Cancer: An Introduction How Does Cancer Begin?; The Cell's Clock; Gene Action and Cancer; Factors Affecting Survival 3. Common Prostate Diseases Prostatitis; Benign Prostate Hyperplasia; How is BPH Treated?; Prostate Cancer 4. Prostate Cancer Data and Preventative Considerations Incidence and Mortality; Your Heart or Prostate; Dietary Considerations and Prevention of Prostate Cancer; Family History; Ethnic Considerations; Other Risk Factors 5. Detecting and Diagnosing Prostate Cancer The Digital Rectal Exam; Prostate Specific Antigen Test; PSA Values, Cutoffs and Persistent Uncertainty; What are the Recommended PSA Cutoffs?; The Velocity of PSA and Doubling Time; Total PSA, Free PSA, pro-PSA and uPM3 as Tumour Markers; Recommendations and Caution; The Biopsy; Further Procedures to Assess Prostate Condition; Summary Recommendations 6. The Staging and Grading of Prostate Cancer Symptoms of Prostate Problems; Staging Systems; Summary of the TNM Classification System; Staging of Prostate Cancer; The First Palpable Stage; Progression of Disease; Looking into Nomograms; Localized and Distant Metastases; What is a Cancer Grade 7. Radical Prostatectomy, Alternative Treatment Options, Concerns and Personal Experiences Getting Prepared; Questions to Ask Your Doctors; After the Biopsy; Radical Prostatectomy and a Retrospective View; Before and After the Scalpel; Laparoscopic Prostatectomy; Following Surgery; Cryosurgery; High Intensity Focused Ultrasound; Summary 8. Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Sexuality and Treatment Options Incontinence; Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Restoring Potency; Sexuality: A Canadian Study; Treating Erectile Dysfunction with Modern Medicine; Other Methods of Treating ED; Summary 9. Radiation Therapy and Additional Treatment Options External Beam Radiation Therapy; Brachytherapy; Hormonal Therapy; Alternate Treatment Approaches; Objectified Active Surveillance; If Prostate Cancer Returns; Summary 10. Coping With Prostate Cancer A Personal Journey; How to Cope 11. Guiding Principles Glossary; Websites; References
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