The Whole Life Prostate Book

The Whole Life Prostate Book

Everything That Every Man-at Every Age-needs to Know About Maintaining Optimal Prostate Health

Book - 2012
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"One of the world's preeminent prostate cancer doctors offers the authoritative and definitive guide for men of all ages for better prostate health and longevity. The book is sure to become for prostate health what Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book has been for breast health--the book that everyone will want to read.For the 20 million men who are currently coping with prostate health issues in the U.S., and for the 200,000 diagnosed with prostate cancer every year, The Whole Life Prostate Book is the best go-to resource for everything patients and their families need to know to survive and thrive. Lifestyle choices--diet, exercise, and health maintenance--can defy prostate cancer; according to Dr. Carter, it's never too late, or too early, to start following his preventive program. Director of Adult Urology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a world-renowned expert in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate disease, Dr. H. Ballentine Carter has packed this book with wisdom gleaned from his many years in the field. Cutting through the overwhelming amount of information--and misinformation--on the topic, Dr. Carter arms men with the knowledge required to make the best decisions about prevention, testing, and treatment. In easy-to-understand language, Dr. Carter explains how to read test results and outlines all of the treatment options available for prostate cancer, from radiation therapy and radical prostatectomy to brachytherapy and Proactive Surveillance, an innovative approach pioneered by Dr. Carter and designed to preserve the prostate for life. Fearlessly tackling the problem head-on, this guide will be a lifesaver for countless readers"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012.
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781451621211
Branch Call Number: 616.65 Car
Characteristics: xxii, 467 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Couzens, Gerald Secor


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This book is always available in the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. GD 210 C 2012

May 13, 2013

Very informative and a well written book.

Nov 17, 2012

Well written and easy to understand.

Jun 29, 2012

Excellent, well-written, authoritative information on men's prostate health, with special attention given to demystifying prostate cancer. Very helpful diagrams accompany the clearly written text that describes how the urogenital system works in men (with some comments demonstrating similar systems in women). Even though I don't face cancer yet, I was reassured that if I ever do, it may not need to be operated upon or treated with harsh chemicals or radiation. The authors emphasizes "watchful waiting", awareness without the disruptive, damaging, premature action that the very thought of cancer seems to inspire in many people. Highly recommended!


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