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Prostate cancer for dummies

Author: Paul H Lange; Christine A Adamec
Publisher: New York : Wiley Pub., ©2003.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hearing that you have prostate cancer, or even that you may have it, is very scary. But this disease, in many cases, is curable. Even if you have advanced cancer that's spread beyond the prostate, many treatments help extend your life for years. You need good information to help you with the decisions that lie ahead, and this book provides you with this information. Prostate Cancer For Dummies can help you ifYou  Read more...
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Lange, Paul H., 1941-
Prostate cancer for dummies.
New York : Wiley Pub., ©2003
(DLC) 2003101850
(OCoLC)52210422
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul H Lange; Christine A Adamec
ISBN: 9781118053034 1118053036
OCLC Number: 773580093
Notes: Published simultaneously in Canada.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 356 pages) : illustrations.
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 Occur""; ""Chapter 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 Cancer""; ""Reporting 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 Biopsy""; ""So 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""
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: Paul H. Lange and Christine Adamec.
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Hearing that you have prostate cancer, or even that you may have it, is very scary. But this disease, in many cases, is curable. Even if you have advanced cancer that's spread beyond the prostate,  Read more...

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