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Image Guided Prostate Cancer Treatments

Author : Robert L. Bard
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Image-Guided Prostate Cancer Treatments is a comprehensive reference and practical guide on the technology and application of ultrasound and MRI in the male pelvis, with special attention to the prostate. The book is organized into three main sections, the first of which is devoted to general aspects of imaging and image-guided treatments. The second section provides a systematic overview of the application of ultrasound and MRI to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lower urinary tract. Performance of the ultrasound and MRI studies is explained, and the normal and abnormal pathological anatomy is reviewed. Correlation with the ultrasound in the same plane is provided to assist in understanding the MRI sequences. Biopsy and interventional procedures, ultrasound-MRI fusion techniques, and image-guided therapies, including focused ultrasound, photodynamic therapy, microwave and laser ablation, are all fully covered. The third section focuses on securing treatment effectiveness and the use of follow-up imaging to ensure therapeutic success and detect tumor recurrence at an early stage, which is vital given that prompt focal treatment of recurrence is very successful. Here, particular attention is paid to the role of Doppler ultrasound and DCE-MRI technologies. This book, containing a wealth of high-quality illustrations based on high-end equipment, will acquaint beginners with the basics of prostate ultrasound and MRI, while more advanced practitioners will learn new skills, means of avoiding pitfalls, and ways of effectively relating the imaging and image-guided treatments to the clinical situation. The information provided will permit a tailored approach in dealing with specific pathologic issues.

Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer

Author : Gerald Chodak, MD
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Fully Revised and Updated Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer provides the most complete, up-to-date and unbiased look at prostate cancer treatments and therapies for every stage of the disease. A prostate cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and confusing. In Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer, one of the countryís leading experts, Dr. Chodak, provides detailed information on the advantages and disadvantages of all available treatments, including new tests, therapies, and drugs. Incorporating results from the most recent studies, including game-changing findings on the worth of surgery, he also shows you how to: decide which treatment is right for you ask your doctor the right questions improve your quality of life know which sources of information to trust And much more. With Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer, you will have all of the resources you need to make the best decisions about your care.

Johns Hopkins Patients Guide to Prostate Cancer

Author : Arthur L. Burnett
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The Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guide to Prostate Cancer is a concise, easy-to-follow “how to” guide that puts you on a path to wellness by explaining prostate cancer treatments from start to finish. It guides you through the overwhelming maze of treatment decisions, simplifies the complicated schedule that lies ahead, and provides valuable tools to help you to put together your plan of care. Empower yourself with accurate, understandable information that will give you the ability to confidently participate in the decision making about your care and treatment.

Redefining Prostate Cancer

Author : Steven Lamm
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The most complete and accurate analysis of prostate cancer treatment, prevention, research, and technology available. Internationally renowned prostate cancer experts offer cutting-edge commentary on the questions that all modern men (and their loved ones and caretakers) need to have answered. The past decade of breakthroughs in clinical research and unprecedented technological advancements has affected few medical conditions more than prostate cancer. Even the most up-to-date advice can vary significantly from one doctor to the next. Enter Redefining Prostate Cancer: An Innovative Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment, the most complete and accurate analysis of prostate cancer treatment, prevention, research, and technology. Internationally renowned prostate cancer experts offer cutting-edge commentary on the questions that all modern men need to have answered. Arm yourself with Redefining Prostate Cancer and the confidence that your decisions are being made with the best possible information as your guide.

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

The Prostate Cancer Treatment Book

Author : Peter Grimm
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The latest and most progressive treatment advice from prostate cancer experts at the nation's top medical centers For each of the nearly 200,000 Americans diagnosed with prostate cancer annually, the months following the diagnosis are a time of momentous decisions and enormous emotional strain. This book offers readers complete answers to all their questions about the best treatment options for fighting and beating prostate cancer. Bringing together the insights and expertise of 21 of the nation's top prostate cancer specialists from the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, the Seattle Prostate Institute, and other leading treatment centers, The Prostate Cancer Treatment Book provides: Expert information on all treatment options, including surgery, hormonal treatment, external beam radiation, and more In-depth coverage of radioactive seed implantation therapy, the most promising new treatment currently available Real-life accounts of dozens of men who beat prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer

Author : Ravinder Mohan
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Prostate cancer is diagnosed commonly in the course of general health screening. Very often it is difficult to tell whether the cancer will be aggressive and lethal or will be so slow growing that it will not affect the patient's survival. Treatment can have a major impact on the patient's health-related quality of life. This book presents cutting-edge research in predicting the behavior of localized and metastatic cancer, targeted treatment of cancer that has spread minimally, response to newer methods of treatment, and rehabilitation of patients.

A Man s Dilemma

Author : Stuart Rodney Wolk
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A Man's Dilemma is a concise reporting of the options available to the victim of Prostate Cancer. Drawing on his own research and experiences as a Prostate Cancer survivor, Dr. Wolk guides the reader through the diagnosis and treatment options available and the pros and cons to each. Written in an engaging style, this is a book all men should read.

Prostate Cancer

Author : Arthur Centeno
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Have You Been Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer? If so, you join the 200,000 other men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer annually in the United States. Another 5 million men are living with the disease. The good news is that prostate cancer when detected early is very curable. And even when it is not curable, it can still be treated, giving a man many more years of life. Authors Arthur Centeno, M.D., and Gary Onik, M.D., are specialists in prostate health and prostate cancer, and understand the anxiety that often accompanies a cancer diagnosis. They have treated thousands of patients, and understand your concerns and the questions you have about treatment. In Prostate Cancer--A Patient’s Guide to Treatment, they answer such questions as: * How is prostate cancer diagnosed? * What are the surgical treatment options? * What is nerve-sparing surgery? * What is involved with radiation therapy? * What is the newer cryoablation (freezing) treatment? * Do all treatments result in impotence? * When is chemotherapy recommended? * What is hormonal therapy? A Friendly, Comprehensive Guide to Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate Cancer Demystified

Author : Robert L. Bard, M.D.
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Suddenly I couldn't breathe. I was paralyzed from the waist down with acute poliomyelitis and I now feared my diaphragms were affected. The doctors at the rehabilitation center specializing in this nationwide epidemic had already warned my parents I would never walk, even though I felt some sensation coming back in my right leg. I could hear the muffled mechanical sounds from the next ward. In the adjoining room were the "iron lungs" for completely paralyzed children to assist with their respiration in hopes they would recover the ability to inhale before they expired. The boys I saw sent to the respirator room never came back. I knew my next stop was the dreaded "death ward". I was for years old and worried I would not live to be five.