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Prostate Cancer For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05303-4
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388 pages
March 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: Prostate Cancer: What It Is and Is Not.

Chapter 1: Identifying Basic Realities of Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 2: Understanding the Prostate Gland and Recognizing Cancer Symptoms.

Chapter 3: Investigating Who’s at Risk for Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 4: Identifying Diseases That May Mimic Prostate Cancer.

Part II: Getting a Diagnosis.

Chapter 5: Working with Your Doctor to Detect Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 6: Diagnosing and Treating Prostate Cancer with the Help of Specialists.

Chapter 7: Understanding the Biopsy.

Chapter 8: Staging and Grading the C0ncer.

Part III: Getting to Wellness: Treating Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 9: Making a Treatment Plan.

Chapter 10: Mastering Your Fears.

Chapter 11: Prostatectomy: A Mainstay Treatment for Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 12: Destroying the Cancer with Radiation Therapy.

Chapter 13: Slowing the Cancer with Hormones.

Chapter 14: Considering Cutting-edge Treatments.

Chapter 15: Treating Very Advanced Cancer.

Part IV: Changing Your Lifestyle to Combat Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 16: Stress-busting When You Need It Most.

Chapter 17: Working on a Healthy Lifestyle.

Chapter 18: Alternative Remedies.

Part V: Coping with the Aftermath Effects of Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 19: Resolving Erectile Problems.

Chapter 20: Dealing with Urinary Incontinence.

Chapter 21: What to Do When Treatment Doesn’t Wipe Out Cancer.

Part VI: Handling Work and Family.

Chapter 22: Coping with Cancer on the Job.

Chapter 23: Helping Friends and Family Understand Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 24: Helping a Loved One Cope with Prostate Cancer.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 25: Ten Myths and Realities about Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 26: Ten Must-do’s for Everyone Battling Prostate Cancer.

Chapter 27: Ten Ways to Beat the Blues.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: Resources.

Index.

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