American Cancer Society's Complete Guide to Prostate Cancer

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9780944235546: American Cancer Society's Complete Guide to Prostate Cancer

"This comprehensive guide provides the latest information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options as well as practical advice about coping with the healthcare system, insurance providers, and the emotional aspects of the disease. . . . An excellent title."
--Library Journal, May 1, 2005

Written by the top experts in the field, this essential guide provides you with up-to-date, evidence-based information about every aspect of prostate cancer, from who is at risk, to diagnostic tests and treatment, to living well after treatment. American Cancer Society’s Complete Guide to Prostate Cancer explores:

  • The latest advances in prevention, early detection, and treatment
  • The range of treatment options available and their advantages, expected outcomes, and potential side effects
  • How to cope with emotional stresses and potential physical side effects such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction
  • How to maintain quality of life, sexuality, and relationships
  • Practical issues like managing medical records, work, and insurance

Highlighted by personal stories from people affected by prostate cancer, American Cancer Society’s Complete Guide to Prostate Cancer also addresses follow-up care, the risk of recurrence, and scientific advances and promising research. A special section helps loved ones understand, cope, and provide support.

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About the Author:

David G. Bostwick, M.D., MBA, is a clinical professor of pathology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and medical director of Bostwick Laboratories in Richmond.

E. David Crawford, M.D., is the associate director of the University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center in Aurora. He is also professor of surgery and radiation oncology and head of urologic oncology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Aurora.

Celestia S. Higano, M.D., is an oncology specialist at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and is an associate professor of the department of medicine and the department of urology at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

Mack Roach III, M.D., is a professor of radiation oncology and urology and director of clinical research in radiation oncology at the University of California at San Francisco.

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