Complete Guide to Prostate Cancer (Paperback)

by David G. Bostwick, E. David Crawford, Celestia S. Higano
Publisher: American Cancer Society
Pub. Date: 11/02/2004
ISBN-13: 9780944235546

Synopsis

"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.