Prostate & Cancer
by Sheldon Marks
Table of Contents
1 Anatomy and Function of the Prostate Gland
2 Prostate Cancer
3 Diet and Nutrition – The Effect on Prostate Cancer
4 Symptoms of Cancer
5 The Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)
6 PSA Blood Test-Key Detection Tool
7 Should We Screen for Cancer?
8 Ultrasound and Biopsy of the Prostate
9 No Cancer Is Found – Am I in the Clear?
10 Cancer Is Detected – The Importance of Volume
11 The Grade of Cancer – How Bad Is It?
12 Cancer Workup – Has It Spread?
13 Stages of Prostate Cancer
14 Five Categories of Treatment Options
15 Who Decides on Treatment-You or the Doctor?
16 Your Wife's Role
17 What to Tell Family and Friends
18 Watchful Waiting
19 Radiation – External – Beam Therapy
20 Radiation – Radioactive Seed Implants
21 Lymph-Node Dissection
22 Radical Prostatectomy – A Surgical Solution
23 Risks and Complications of Radical Prostatectomy
24 Recovering at Home after Surgery
25 Hormone Therapy
26 Cryotherapy – Freezing the Prostate
27 Complementary, Integrative and Alternative Treatments
28 Incontinence – A Potential Risk
29 Impotence – Causes and Treatments
30 What Is the Right Treatment for Me?
31 Costs of Treatments
32 Second Opinion – A Good Idea
33 How to Find a Good Urologist
34 Questions to Ask Your Doctor
35 Follow-up after Treatment
36 Will I Need Additional Treatment after Radical Prostatectomy?
37 Do I Need Chemotherapy?
38 Research Studies-Looking for New Cures
39 When All Treatments Fail
40 Support Groups and Resources for Information
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