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Prostate Cancer and the Man You Love

Author : Anne Katz
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Katz provides spouses and partners of men with prostate cancer with a comprehensive but reader friendly overview of what they need to know to support the man they love as he goes through the cancer journey. From diagnosis to death, the book deals sensitively with multiple topics to help spouses/partners in their roles as mates and caregivers.

The Definitive Guide to Prostate Cancer

Author : Aaron Katz
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A comprehensive handbook for newly diagnosed patients provides accessible coverage of the range of treatment options and side effects, sharing comprehensive explanations of the latest scientific findings to enable men to make empowered decisions about their care. By the author of Dr. Katz's Guide to Prostate Health. Original. 25,000 first printing.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About TM Prostate Cancer

Author : Glenn J. Bubley
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Every year 350,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. With more and more treatments available to tackle the disease, choosing the one that's right for you can be a daunting task. Now Dr. Glenn J. Bubley, an expert oncologist with twenty-five years of experience in conventional and experimental prostate cancer therapies, offers the latest information on the disease and the full range of therapeutic options available. He explains the pioneering techniques and medications being tested in today's clinical trials-including herbs and nutritional supplements-so that you can weigh all the choices and make informed decisions about your health. Discover: What the prostate is, how it works, and what can go wrong Natural herbal and nutritional supplements that may improve prostate health New diagnostic tests-and the limitations of standard PSA screening The pros and cons of traditional surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy and how to assess promising new treatments Experimental drugs and vaccines that may slow-or even stop-the spread of prostate cancer How to choose the right doctor-and the best treatment plan-for you.

Contemporary Issues in Prostate Cancer

Author : Jeanne Held-Warmkessel
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Nurses must have the most up-to-date information possible in order to provide accurate patienteducation and competent nursing care to men with prostate cancer, in a concise, thorough manner. Chapters on risk factors, screening and prevention, diagnosis, different treatmentmodalities, and symptom management are included.

Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Author : Sue Friedman
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"Be informed. Be empowered. Be well." If you are concerned that the cancer in your family is hereditary, you face difficult choices. Should you have a blood test that may reveal whether you have a high likelihood of disease? Do you preemptively treat a disease that may never develop? How do you make decisions now that will affect the rest of your life? This helpful, informative guide answers your questions as you confront hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Developed by Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE), the nation’s only nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, this book stands alone among breast and ovarian cancer resources. Equal parts health guide and memoir, it defines complex issues facing previvors and survivors and provides solutions with a fresh, authoritative voice. Written by three passionate advocates for the hereditary cancer community who are themselves breast cancer survivors, Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer dispels myths and misinformation and presents practical risk-reducing alternatives and decision-making tools. Including information about genetic counseling and testing, preventive surgery, and fertility and family planning, as well as explanations of health insurance coverage and laws protecting genetic privacy, this resource tackles head-on the challenges of living in a high-risk body. Confronting hereditary cancer is a complex, confusing, and highly individual journey. With its unique combination of the latest research, expert advice, and compelling personal stories, this book gives previvors, survivors, and their family members the guidance they need to face the unique challenges of hereditary cancer.

A Woman s Guide to Thriving after Prostate Cancer

Author : Cindie Hubiak
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Prostate cancer doesn’t affect men alone. The women in their lives face their own unique physical, emotional and spiritual struggles. Yet the woman’s experience and perspective isn’t something that’s widely talked about... until now. In "A Woman’s Guide to Thriving after Prostate Cancer," Solutions for Intimacy Co-founder Cindie Hubiak bravely shares her own story, weaving the reader through her own personal struggles, the grieving process and coping strategies throughout the various stages of prostate cancer. You and your partner can thrive following prostate cancer – mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Discover how in "A Woman’s Guide to Thriving after Prostate Cancer." You will learn how to: *Honor and grieve your losses until you reach acceptance *Communicate your desires so you get what you want *Understand men and the host of emotions they’re experiencing *Establish deeper physical, emotional and spiritual connections within your relationship *Enhance intimacy through tantric principles *Build a more satisfying, intimate relationship *Gain inspiration by living your purpose *And much more

American Cancer Society s Complete Guide to Prostate Cancer

Author : David G. Bostwick
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"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 andpromising research. A special section helps loved ones understand, cope, and provide support.

Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers

Author : Mark Scholz
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Every year almost a quarter of a million confused and frightened American men are tossed into a prostate cancer cauldron stirred by salespeople representing a multibillion-dollar industry. In this flourishing business, the radical prostatectomy is still the most widely recommended treatment option. Yet a recent and definitive study in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that out of the fifty thousand prostate operations performed annually, more than forty thousand are unjustified. But this is no surprise given that 99 percent of all doctors treating this disease are surgeons or radiation therapists. The appalling fact is that men are still being rushed into a major operation that rarely prolongs life and more than half the time leaves them impotent. Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers is a report on the latest thinking in prostate cancer therapy: close monitoring–active surveillance rather than surgery or radiation–should be the initial treatment approach for many men. There are three stages of prostate cancer and this book will provide accurate information about how to distinguish between them: Low-Risk, which requires no immediate treatment; Intermediate-Risk, which will benefit from surgery, radiation, and/or hormonal therapy; and High-Risk, a type that does require immediate treatment with a combination of therapies. In a unique collaboration, doctor and patient provide a wholly new perspective on managing this disease. Ralph Blum’s account of his personal struggle, together with Dr.Mark Scholz’s presentation of newscientific advances, provides convincing evidence that this noninvasive approach can be crucial in preventing tens of thousands of men from being overtreated every year. Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers serves as an indispensable map through the medical minefield of prostate cancer.

The Miracle of Love

Author : Matthew E. McLaren
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'It is not how long I live that is important; it is the quality of the life I live and the influence that I have on those I come in contact with each day.' On July 10, 1997, Matthew McLaren had a shocking experience: he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. On November 27 of the same year, Matthew had a radical prostectomy to remove the cancerous cells. After his ordeal, he began researching prostate cancer and became fascinated with the impact lifestyle has on our health. Spurred by his desire to learn and educate others about the effects that nutrition can have on the treatment and prevention of prostate cancer, Dr. McLaren put his thoughts and experiences with The Miracle of Love down onto paper. Here, readers will learn of the many natural, God-given options available to them on the path to a happy, healthy, faith-centered life. ZZZZZ In The Miracle of Love Dr. Matthew McLaren deals with the serious issues surrounding his heroic battle against cancer. However, rather than just chronicling his journey...he proposes a series of proactive steps and practices which will aid the reader to live life with mental and physical vigour and happiness. —Daniel R. Jackson, President, Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada ZZZZZ Dr. Matthew McLaren lives with his wife, Theresa, in Whitby, Ontario. He has two sons, two daughters, and nine grandchildren. He believes passionately that people should pursue a healthy lifestyle. This book is written to motivate men and their families to take a proactive role in maintenance of their health.

Good Housekeeping

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Scared to Life and Loving It

Author : Kenneth J. Souza
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Kenneth J. (Ken) Souza is a natural born story teller with a gift to make people laugh and feel good about being alive. His humor and sensitivity come alive in his writing, during his motivational speaking, or talking one-on-one over coffee. Ken was born in Alameda, California in 1948 and raised in San Leandro and Oakland, California. Ken’s occupation as a Teamster for 37 years flavored his ability to find the right words to express the dimension of his experiences in life. Ken served both as a truck driver and then as an officer for Teamsters Local 432 in Oakland. This is Ken’s first book.

Prostate Cancer

Author : Sylvan Meyer
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A surviving prostate cancer patient and his urologist offer a guide to recognizing symptoms, obtaining diagnosis, understanding treatment procedures and risks, and resuming life after treatment

Surviving Prostate Cancer Without Surgery

Author : Bradley Hennenfent
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The niche bestseller "Surviving Prostate Cancer Without Surgery" begins with the shooting of a urologist and includes a World War II Battle. The book exposes the big lie about radical prostate surgery, is filled with cartoons and simple diagrams, and is written for the average layperson in easy-to-understand style.The author, Bradley Hennenfent, M.D., has known many men who suffered from prostate cancer and his book includes many uplifting stories about less harmful treatments than surgery. Dr. Hennenfent also explains the problem of lies, damn lies, and prostate cancer statistics. The adverse effects of surgery: impotence, sexual dysfunction, incontinence, and urethral strictures are explained in realistic fashion.Urologist W. Reid Pitts, Jr., M.D., FACS, wrote an outstanding letter-to-the-editor of the "Journal of Urology" lambasting the radical prostatectomy. When interviewed for "Surviving Prostate Cancer Without Surgery," Dr. Pitts said: "Although I did the first ever nerve sparing radical prostatectomy at New York-Cornell Hospital, I've abandoned the radical prostatectomy for my prostate cancer patients. There is always a better treatment option.""Two randomized, controlled studies suggest that about 90% of all prostate cancer surgery done to date has failed to extend the life of the patient," says Dr. Bradley Hennenfent M.D., the book's author, who adds, "This will be news to most men.""Surgery should not be advertised as a cure-all for prostate cancer," says Dr. Hennenfent, "although surgery does increase the lifespan of about 10% of highly selected patients, and improvements in surgery are constantly being developed.""My book details the harm done by surgery, while explaining the pros and cons of watchful waiting, active surveillance, noninvasive therapy, radiation seed implants, three-dimensional radiation therapy, herbal medications, cryosurgery, and hormone blockade."

Men Women and Prostate Cancer

Author : Barbara Rubin Wainrib
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Where does a man turn when he suddenly discovers he has prostate cancer? In the majority of cases, men turn to the women in their lives. As a result, this clearly written and supportive guide is primarily addressed to the women who will care for men during this illness. Detailed, life-saving information takes readers from cause, detection, and diagnosis to treatment, recovery, and post-treatment life. The authors tackle both the physical and psychological aspects of life with prostate cancer. For the revised edition, medical studies have been updated, a chapter added on alternative medicine, and Internet sites listed.

Surviving Prostate Cancer Without Surgery

Author : Michael J. Dattoli
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If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you owe it to yourself to become informed about the disease and to know all your treatment options. The good news is there has been great medical progress in recent years and prostate cancer is now a highly treatable disease. For most patients who are diagnosed early, the choice of treatment most often comes down to radiation versus radical surgery, either with or without some form of hormonal therapy. This book provides the latest medical data and explains why more men are now avoiding surgery and instead choosing state-of-the-art radiation therapy such as seed implants and IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy). Book jacket.

After Prostate Cancer

Author : Arnold Melman M.D.
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Men who have completed prostate cancer treatment often find themselves facing new challenges and setbacks that do not necessarily recede along with the cancer. Many books endeavor to explain the different types of prostate cancer treatments, but most conclude once a treatment choice has been made, offering readers little in the way of guidance through the challenges of the post-treatment period. After Prostate Cancer: A What-Comes-Next Guide to a Safe and Informed Recovery picks up where those books leave off. Dr. Arnold Melman, Chair of the Department of Urology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, offers a thorough description of what the prostate cancer recovery process is like and what readers can do to move themselves through recovery to the best possible health and long-term prognosis. Giving detailed explanations of what to expect and why based on diagnosis, treatment methodology, and other variables that make each man's post-treatment experience different, Dr. Melman offers strategies for mindfully and healthfully approaching post therapy issues, including confronting PSA measurement, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence and psychological issues that are a common result of living through prostate cancer and treatment. Sharing the experiences of other prostate cancer patients in addition to accessible explanations of the available medical literature, Dr. Melman helps readers and their partners to get the best information, make the most informed decisions, feel comfortable with those decisions, and work through issues as they arise. Treatment is only the beginning of getting back to a healthy life after a diagnosis. After Prostate Cancer offers the best information to help readers with everything that comes next. "After Prostate Cancer offers readers order who are often faced with chaos. Melman and Newnham have written an informative guide for the recovering prostate cancer patient."--Mani Menon, M.D., The Raj and Padma Vattikuti Distinguished Chair and Director, Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Health System "Now the hundreds of men who have benefitted directly from Dr. Arnold Melman's compassionate care for prostate cancer will swell into the thousands as the readers of this book take home his wisdom and sound advice. The information he provides is straightforward and practical, including both medical and emotional sides of the experience. This book is a welcome addition to the self-help library for prostate cancer survivors."--Leslie R. Schover, Ph.D., Professor of Behavioral Science, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center "This book summarizes the field of recovery after prostate cancer perfectly for the patient and his family. The authors cover all the topics that patients who have undergone treatment want to know about, including how to manage side effects. The text is readable and the information is imparted in an easy-to-understand style. I recommend this book to patients, their loved ones, and anyone else who has been affected by a prostate cancer diagnosis."--Ashutosh K. Tewari, M.D., M.Ch., Director, Prostate Cancer Institute and the LeFrak Robotic Surgery Center, Weill Cornell Medical College

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

Author : Will Connell
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This book is a powerful decision-making tool for the new patient. Written by a patient, it outlines the basics of what the new patient needs to know. The new patient, already stressed by the news, can be overwhelmed by too much medical detail & clutter. In reader-friendly text with six unique three-color decision charts, the book reveals treatment possibilities appropriate to the patient. It identifies each patient in such a way that he learns specifically what he faces regarding his unique treatment, the expected side effects of the treatment & what to expect in the future. It removes fear & anxiety by allowing the patient to orient himself to his condition, the specific treatments that are relevant to him & frees his mind from all other medical information not of concern. Using this information the patient can prepare for an educated & confident treatment. The book is endorsed by a number of prominent physicians in the field. The Midwest Book Review says,"If you or someone you love is facing prostate cancer, give a careful reading to Will Connell's Prostate Cancer Treatment Options." In addition to the unique decision & trade off charts, the book, yes, only 216 pages long, contains a glossary & a number of appendices outlining major treatment centers in the U.S. Each clinic is noted as to treatment specialty.

A Revolutionary Approach to Prostate Cancer

Author : Aubrey Pilgrim
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Details the author's research and experience with prostate cancer and its treatment, covering radiation, hormone therapies, cryosurgy, chemotherapy, and sexual dysfunction

Everyone s Guide to Cancer Therapy

Author : Andrew Ko
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Revised 5th Edition Praise for the first edition of Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy: How Cancer Is Diagnosed, Treated, and Managed Day to Day: A landmark book . . . So much of what the cancer patient must know to make informed decisions. --Publishers Weekly * A completely revised and accessible guide created by more than 100 esteemed oncologists for the millions of people whose lives are affected by cancer. The Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 20 million people in the U.S. are currently diagnosed with cancer, and 1.4 million people are expected to be diagnosed in the coming year. For the millions confronting cancer's many challenges, Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy: How Cancer Is Diagnosed, Treated, and Managed Day to Day relies on an esteemed panel of oncology specialists--more than 100 strong, and each experts in their fields-to completely update this definitive cancer resource. Equally informative and accessible, this comprehensive book navigates cancer patients and their caregivers through diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care. Every chapter has been methodically updated to include the latest medical breakthroughs and advice concerning cancer treatment, including: * Information on recently approved targeted therapies for various cancer types * The newest strategies in cancer diagnosis and prevention * Cancer biology: translating scientific discoveries into meaningful advances for patients * Supportive care and complementary approaches

Contemporary Issues in Prosta

Author : Held-Warmke
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The areas of prostate cancer detection and management have undergone s ignificant changes since the discovery of prostate-specific antigen (P SA). Yet, until now, there have been no textbooks that specifically ad dress nursing care and management of the patient with prostate cancer. This is the purpose of Contemporary Issues in Prostate Cancer: A Nurs ing Perspective.