An indispensable guide for newly diagnosed and aging males, and their loved ones. Each year nearly 500,000 men in both worldwide are informed that they have prostate cancer. Along with this frightening news comes pressure from urologists to undergo ...
a radical prostatectomy and avoid a potential death sentence. Yet according to the authors of this study and its current treatment protocols, 80% of these surgeries are unnecessary. Unlike more lethal cancer varieties, such as breast and lung, prostate cancer is more frequently a milder health condition, and most men live with it for decades, eventually passing away from other causes. Blum, a veteran author and 20-year prostate cancer survivor himself, gives the patient's viewpoint here, while Scholz, a board-certified oncologist, presents the medical perspective. Together, in 24 chapters, they offer a balanced guide to navigating through the thicket of biopsies, incontinence and impotency risks, and the latest surgical and noninvasive treatment options.
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Date of publication: 13/01/2011
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