Prostate Cancer: A Non-Surgical Perspective, Third Edition

 
9780964899155: Prostate Cancer: A Non-Surgical Perspective, Third Edition

Treatment of prostate cancer is one of the most controversial areas in medicine. Considerable disagreement exists among doctors as to what treatment, if any, is best. The decision to accept treatment is ultimately up to you. Your decision about treatment is a difficult one to make, especially when you may get conflicting advice from different specialists. While the medical intricacies of the field of prostate cancer may be beyond what one could master without formal training, many of the issues to consider when choosing treatment are judgment calls. They require familiarity with general concepts, not with detailed medical procedures and statistics. These general concepts, along with some current medical knowledge, are summarized inside. This book will give you guidance through a potentially bewildering maze of conflicting viewpoints.

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In this excellent book, Wallner succinctly and concisely reviews the pros and cons of the PCa therapies, including brachytherapy (implant radiation).... In a field not wanting for good, current coverage, Wallner's book is among the very best.

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Kent wallner is a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of cancer. He received his M.D. from the Ohio State University and did his residency in oncology at the University of California in San Francisco. He was on staff at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City from 1987 to 1996. He is a professor of medicine at the University of Washington and treats prostate cancer patients at the Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Hospital and Group Health Cooperative. In addition to approximately 200 scientific articles, Dr. Wallner co-authors the ground-breaking textbook: Prostate Brachytherapy made complicated.

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