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Prostate Cancer For Dummies.

Author: Paul H Lange; Christine Adamec
Publisher: Somerset : Wiley, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lange, Paul H.
Prostate Cancer For Dummies.
Somerset : Wiley, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul H Lange; Christine Adamec
ISBN: 9781118053034 1118053036
OCLC Number: 1043550917
Notes: Understanding the Reasoning Behind Your Doctor's Recommendation.
Description: 1 online resource (375 pages)
Contents: Title; Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; Foolish Assumptions; How This Book Is Organized; Icons Used in This Book; Where to Go from Here; Part I : Prostate Cancer: What It Is and Is Not; Chapter 1: Identifying Basic Realities of Prostate Cancer; Understanding What Prostate Cancer Is and Who's at Risk; Identifying Prostate Cancer Impostors; Working with Your Physicians; Dealing with the Effects of Your Cancer, at Work and at Home; Chapter 2: Understanding the Prostate Gland and Recognizing Cancer Symptoms; Zeroing In on Your Prostate. When Good Prostates Go Bad: Symptoms That May OccurChapter 3: Investigating Who's at Risk for Prostate Cancer; Aging Matters; Regarding Racial Risks; Identifying Your Genetic Risks: Tracing Your Family (Cancer) Tree; Considering Other Factors That May Put You at Risk; Possibly Linking Prostate Cancer to Vietnam War Veterans; Chapter 4: Identifying Diseases That May Mimic Prostate Cancer; Dealing with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia; The Inflamed Prostate: Prostatitis; Looking at Bladder Infections; Regarding Other Possibilities; Part II : Getting a Diagnosis. Chapter 5: Working with Your Doctor to Detect Prostate CancerReporting Your Medical History to Your Doctor; The Digital Rectal Exam: You Can Get Through It; Pondering the PSA; Looking at Other Lab Work; Keeping in Touch with Your PCP; If Cancer Isn't Found; Chapter 6: Diagnosing and Treating Prostate Cancer with the Help of Specialists; Getting the Gist of Urologists and Oncologists; Finding a Good Specialist; What's Up, Doc? Questions to Ask When Considering a Specialist; Talking Effectively with Your Specialist; Testing, Testing! Important Tests the Specialist May Order. Chapter 7: Understanding the BiopsySo What Is a Prostate Biopsy, Anyway?; Understanding Information Biopsies Can Provide; Looking at How Biopsies Are Performed; Preparing for and Having a Biopsy; Understanding the Biopsy Report; Chapter 8: Staging and Grading the Cancer; Staging and Grading Basics; Making the Grade with the Gleason Score; Staging with the TNM System; Grouping Stage, Grade, and PSA Together; Part III : Getting to Wellness: Treating Prostate Cancer; Chapter 9: Making a Treatment Plan; Considering Your Own Personal Situation; Analyzing Your Doctor's Recommendations. Thinking about Short- and Long-Term PlansPlanning Treatment for Localized Cancer; Pondering the Options for Advanced Cancer; Chapter 10: Mastering Your Fears; Fear and Frustration Are Normal --
It's How You Handle Them that Counts; Dealing with the "D" Word: The Fear of Death; Coping with Fears of Impotence; Dealing with Fears of Urinary Incontinence; Fearing Infertility; Worrying about Change at Work and Home; Seeking Support from Support Groups; Chapter 11: Prostatectomy: A Mainstay Treatment for Prostate Cancer; Defining Radical Prostatectomy.


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