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Major medical breakthroughs are enabling more and more men to survive prostate cancer. Once a deraded killer, the disease can today be managed with a wide range of powerful new strategies. Now this lifesaving guide by Dr. Patrick Walsh and award-winning science writer Janet Farrar Worthington offers a message of hope to all those facing this illness. Learn:
- The risk factors of prostate cancer, including heredity, diet, and envrionment
- Why a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, and less red meat may help prevent or delay prostate cancer
- Why the digital rectal exam and PSA test might save your life
- The latest treatment options--from Dr. Walsh's "nerve-sparing" radical prostatectomy to new radiation techniques and promising drugs for advanced prostate cancer
- Effective methods for recovering continence and potency after treatment.
"The ultimate book on the No. 1 men's disease in the world...should be in every man's home."--USA Today
"All men--and their loved ones--battling or concerned about prostate cancer should read this book."--Publisher's Weekly
"Comforting, encouraging...a must-read for women, men, and families...tells you everything you need to know." --Elizabeth Dole
"Dr. Walsh is widely regarded as the nation's finest prostate cancer surgeon... Very current...thoroughgoing primer on the disease, full of accessible but detailed explanations."--Washington Post
Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer PDF Details:
- Amazon Sales Rank: #140226 in Books
- Published on: 2002-08-01
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Binding: Paperback
- 480 pages
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Most helpful customer reviews
29 of 29 people found the following review helpful.
A must-read book!
By A Customer
This book is a must-read for anyone who has a prostate or knows someone who does! It provides complete, up-to-date information on all aspects of the prostate. The chapters are organized so that you can read the material that is most applicable to your situation. It answers any type of question that you may have - from prevention to the treatment of common prostate problems. The material is presented in a compassionate, caring way by a doctor who has dedicated his career to saving lives and to helping patients maintain their quality of life.
Dr. Patrick Walsh is urologist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins whose urology department was ranked #1 in the country in a recent U.S. News & World Report analysis. Dr. Walsh is also known for his pioneering work in the development of the anatomic approach to radical prostatectomy, which involves nerve-sparing techniques that have reduced the possibility of impotence and incontinence. This procedure is widely regarded as the "gold standard" for prostate cancer treatment. So, the information in this book is simply the best available material on this subject.
Does the book always recommend radical prostatectomy surgery? Definitely not! It offers useful information on radiation -- both external-beam and radioactive seed treatments. It discusses the use of hormone treatments. It helps you sort out which procedure is right for your situation. It also covers basic information about the prostate, prostate enlargement and prostate infections.
Perhaps most importantly, it provides tips on maintaining a healthy prostate and testing procedures for detecting prostate cancer. And if prostate cancer is caught early enough, the book emphasizes that it is completely curable.
A must-read book for all men and for the people who care about them!
77 of 85 people found the following review helpful.
Read with careful consideration
By Richard R. Carlton
Be aware that there are essentially equal but very different approaches to treating various stages of prostate cancer. You will find dramatically different points of view (all well supported with nearly equal pros and cons in the medical literature). The major treatments are surgery, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy. This author is a surgeon and this book is biased toward surgical intervention. Please be aware that radiation therapy (either IMRT external beam or brachytherapeutic seed implants) is a popular choice and that serious advanced prostate cancer can often be shut down with hormone therapy. To be fair to yourself, you need to consider ALL options and become well informed on all of them before you choose because you only get one opportunity to choose. What is done is done and cannot be undone or revised.
I have prostate cancer myself, so this is a first person review of this book. I won't tell you what my choice was because your choice needs to be what is right for you, not what someone else convinces you was right for them!
28 of 30 people found the following review helpful.
The Only Book You Need to Win the Battle of Prostate Cancer
By Susan Brown
When my significant other announced that he had prostate cancer, the shock and fear riveted through me. I decided that we were at war with cancer and every step we took would determine Tom's fate(not his real name for his privacy.)My next step was to learn everything I could about the disease and available treatments. Tom was ready to follow any direction his urologist advised without any research. I believe that anyone facing cancer, owes it to themselves to understand the type of cancer they have, their options, and the consquences of the treatment course they choose. Dr. Walsh's book provides all of the above.
His book was by far the most detailed, current, and progressive of the dozen that I reviewed. Key points included nerve sparing techinics to prevent impotence and incontinence, clear explanations of all present treatment options, with objective listings of pros and cons. By the time we started the interviewing process, I was armed with advanced information that allowed me to ask key questions which helped us decide if the Dr. being interviewed was up-to-date enough to get the results we wanted and had a successful track record, which included - Complete cancer removal,as well as Tom remaining continent and potent(able to have/maintain an erection at the level he had prior to surgery). We selected Dr. Bradley Thrasher, at KU Medical Center, because he uses Dr. Walsh's surgical techinics. Without, Dr. Walsh's book as a guide, Tom, would have elected seeding, because it was the least invasive procedure and was recommended by his urlogist. Instead, Tom, went for the gold standard, had his prostate and glands removed, and has had a complete recovery. After 18 months, his PSI remains undetectable, he has not experienced incontinence, his sexual drive is normal and he can maintain erections. He is 67, and thanks me often for encouraging him to become informed about his options and the disease, to ask questions, and take control of his medical course. Tom was lucky to have caught the cancer early. Not all outcomes are as successful due to the patient's age and stage of cancer. But for that very reason, the book becomes more necessary as the patient fights for his life and the quality of life he will have. Dr. Walsh and Dr. Thrasher are true heros. In addition to prostate cancer, medical procedures/treatments for other prostate conditions are thoroughly explored as well. Well worth your investment. Once read, share with male friends to aid in increased early detection and cure. Susan
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