Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer

Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer


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This guide covers every aspect of prostate cancer, from potential causes including diet to tests for diagnosis, curative treatment, and innovative means of controlling advanced stages of cancer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538727478
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 23,774
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Patrick C. Walsh, MD, the world's foremost authority on prostate cancer, is the Distinguished Service Professor of Urology at the Brady Urological Institute of the The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Walsh was honored as the 2007 National Physician of the Year for Clinical Excellence by America's Top Doctors.

Janet Farrar Worthington is an award-winning science writer.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 What the Prostate Does: A Crash Course in Male Anatomy 1

2 Little Gland, Big Trouble 18

3 What Causes Prostate Cancer, and Can I Prevent It? 40

4 Do I Have Prostate Cancer? Screening and Detection 84

5 Diagnosis and Staging 117

6 What Are My Options? 167

7 Active Surveillance 189

8 Radical Prostatectomy 206

9 Radiation and Cryo/Thermal Ablation 206

10 How Successful Is Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer? 310

11 Erectile Dysfunction After Treatment for Localized Prostate Cancer 350

12 Hormonal Therapy/Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) 381

13 Help If Hormonal Therapy/ADT Stops Working 425

About the Authors 479

Glossary 481

Where to Get Help 503

Index 507

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