After Prostate Cancer: A What-Comes-Next Guide to a Safe and Informed Recovery

Paperback | August 17, 2011

byArnold Melman, Rosemary Newnham

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Men who have completed prostate cancer treatment often find themselves facing new challenges and setbacks that do not necessarily recede along with the cancer. Many books endeavor to explain the different types of prostate cancer treatments, but most conclude once a treatment choice has beenmade, offering readers little in the way of guidance through the challenges of the post-treatment period. After Prostate Cancer: A What-Comes-Next Guide to a Safe and Informed Recovery picks up where those books leave off. Dr. Arnold Melman, Chair of the Department of Urology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, offers a thorough description of what the prostate cancer recovery process is likeand what readers can do to move themselves through recovery to the best possible health and long-term prognosis. Giving detailed explanations of what to expect and why based on diagnosis, treatment methodology, and other variables that make each man's post-treatment experience different, Dr. Melmanoffers strategies for mindfully and healthfully approaching post therapy issues, including confronting PSA measurement, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence and psychological issues that are a common result of living through prostate cancer and treatment. Sharing the experiences of other prostate cancer patients in addition to accessible explanations of the available medical literature, Dr. Melman helps readers and their partners to get the best information, make the most informed decisions, feel comfortable with those decisions, and work throughissues as they arise. Treatment is only the beginning of getting back to a healthy life after a diagnosis. After Prostate Cancer offers the best information to help readers with everything that comes next.

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Men who have completed prostate cancer treatment often find themselves facing new challenges and setbacks that do not necessarily recede along with the cancer. Many books endeavor to explain the different types of prostate cancer treatments, but most conclude once a treatment choice has beenmade, offering readers little in the way of g...

Arnold Melman, MD, is Chair of the Department of Urology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Rosemary Newnham is a medical writer.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:August 17, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195399668

ISBN - 13:9780195399660

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Table of Contents

1. After Treatment - What Comes Next?2. Problems that May Occur3. Erectile Dysfunction4. Treating Erectile Dysfunction Following Prostate Cancer Treatment5. Urinary Incontinence6. Treatment for Urinary Incontinence7. Other Complications8. Treatment for Non-localized Cancer9. Psychological Aspects of Prostate Cancer Recovery10. Prostate Cancer Recovery and Relationships11. Future Therapies

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"This book summarizes the field of recovery after prostate cancer perfectly for the patient and his family. The authors cover all the topics that patients who have undergone treatment want to know about, including how to manage side effects. The text is readable and the information is impartedin an easy-to-understand style. I recommend this book to patients, their loved ones, and anyone else who has been affected by a prostate cancer diagnosis." --Ashutosh K. Tewari, M.D., M.Ch., Director, Prostate Cancer Institute and the LeFrak Robotic Surgery Center, Weill Cornell Medical College