100 Questions and Answers about Prostate Cancer

ISBN-10: 1449665810

ISBN-13: 9781449665814

Edition: 3rd 2013

Authors: Pamela Ellsworth
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 3/22/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Introduction
Preface
The Basics
describe the anatomy and function of the prostate, introduce the concept of prostate-specific antigen testing, and discuss some of the potential warning signs of prostate cancer:
What is the prostate gland and what does it do?
Do women have a prostate gland and PSA?
What are the signs and symptoms of an enlarged prostate (either cancer-related or benign)?
Prostate Cancer
describe prostate cancer and address concerns about who is at risk for prostate cancer, including:
What is prostate cancer?
How common is prostate cancer?
What are the risk factors for prostate cancer, and who is at risk? Is there anything that decreases the risk of developing prostate cancer?
Evaluation for Prostate Cancer
discuss how to screen for and detect prostate cancer:
How do you detect prostate cancer?
What is prostate cancer screening?
Will my insurance cover prostate cancer screening and treatment?
Prostate Cancer Staging
describe how cancer is "staged" so that an appropriate treatment can be determined:
How does one know if the prostate cancer is confined to the prostate?
How and why does one stage prostate cancer?
What is a bone scan?
Treatment of Prostate Cancer
outline the many options for treatment and management of prostate cancer, including:
Why do I need a team of doctors to treat me? Who are they?
What options do I have for treatment of my prostate cancer?
How do I decide which treatment is best for me?
Complications of Treatment
address some of the side effects and complications that can occur with prostate cancer treatment:
Are there any predictors of recurrence of prostate cancer after "curative" therapy?
What happens if the PSA is rising after radiation therapy or radical prostatectomy?
My doctor has recommended that I be involved in a clinical trial. What is a clinical trial?
Social Effects of Prostate Cancer
discuss some of the day-to-day problems that might arise in coping with prostate cancer:
I don't have a job or insurance. How can I get my prostate checked?
Are there support groups for men with prostate cancer, and if so, how do I find out about these?
I've never thought of dying before, but now that I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, I think about it and wonder if there are things that I should be doing to prepare myself for the inevitable.
Appendix
A list of websites, organizations, and literature to help prostate cancer patients and their families find additional resources on general and specific topics related to prostate cancer.
Glossary
Index
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