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Prostate cancer : a patient's guide

Author: René Sotelo; Juan Arriaga; Raed A Azhar; Inderbir S Gill
Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2014] ©2015
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This book will help patients and their families to better understand prostate diseases and treatment options. It follows the latest medical standards issued by the most prestigious urology associations and features informative and easy-to-understand images.
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Sotelo, Rene.
Prostate Cancer : A Patient's Guide.
Cham : Springer International Publishing, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: René Sotelo; Juan Arriaga; Raed A Azhar; Inderbir S Gill
ISBN: 9783319056005 331905600X 3319055992 9783319055992
OCLC Number: 894554200
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 180 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. An Appointment with the Urologist --
3. Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) --
4. Prostate Biopsy --
5. Prostatitis : Pelvic Pain --
6. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia --
7. Prostate Cancer --
8. How to Get a Second Opinion. Prologue; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: Introduction; What Is the Prostate?; Where Is the Prostate? (Fig. 1.2); Size and Weight; What Does the Prostate Do?; Chapter 2: An Appointment with the Urologist; Does the Urologist Work Only with Men's Diseases?; When Should the Urologist Be Consulted?; Symptoms of Prostate Disease; Why Should You Have a Prostate Examination?; Diagnostic Tests; Chapter 3: Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA); PSA Analysis; Total PSA; Total PSA Compared to Free PSA; Future Tumor Markers for Prostate Cancer; Chapter 4: Prostate Biopsy; What Is a Prostate Biopsy? Who Needs This Procedure? Who Performs the Biopsy?; How Many Samples Are Needed for a Diagnosis?; What Should Be Known About the Biopsy Procedure?; What Should Be Done Before the Biopsy?; How Is the Procedure Performed?; What Should Be Done After the Biopsy?; What Are the Possible Complications After the Biopsy?; What Are the Possible Results of the Biopsy?; Chapter 5: Prostatitis-Pelvic Pain; Type I Prostatitis; Type II Prostatitis; Type III Prostatitis; Type IV Prostatitis; NIH Chronic Prostatitis Symptoms Index (NIH_CPSI); Chapter 6: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia; Symptoms. Diagnostic Methods Medical Treatment; Alpha Blockers; Secondary Effects; 5 Alpha Reductase Inhibitors (5ARIs); Impaired Kidney Function; Acute Urinary Retention; Bladder Stones; Recurrent or Severe Bleeding; Unstable Bladder with Urge Incontinence; Hernias; Surgical Treatments; Other Treatments; Chapter 7: Prostate Cancer; What Is Prostate Cancer?; Epidemiology; Prevention; Symptoms; Surgical Treatments; Preparation Prior to Surgery and Aftercare; Pathological Interpretation of the Prostate Removed During Surgery; Biopsy Results; Prognosis; Complications of Radical Prostatectomy. Sexuality and Prostate CancerThe Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer-What to Do? What to Know?; Relationship Between the Treatment for Prostate Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction; Alternative Treatments Erectile Dysfunction; Erectile Dysfunction Secondary to Radical Prostatectomy (Fig. 7.13); Urinary Incontinence Secondary to Radical Prostatectomy; Radiotherapy; Radiotherapy Compared with Radical Prostatectomy; Combination of Radiotherapy and Hormone Therapy; Medical Oncological Treatment; Chapter 8: How to Get a Second Opinion; Reasons for Seeking a Second Opinion. Find Out for Yourself-Search the Internet Family and Friends; Primary Care Physician or Family Doctor; Another Doctor; Who Is Right? Whom Should We Believe?; Recommended Resources; Resources for Second Opinions; Index.
Responsibility: René Sotelo, Juan Arriaga, Raed A. Azhar, Inderbir S. Gill, editors.

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