Androgen Deprivation Therapy: An Essential Guide For Prostate Cancer Patients And Their Loved Ones by Richard J. WassersugAndrogen Deprivation Therapy: An Essential Guide For Prostate Cancer Patients And Their Loved Ones by Richard J. Wassersug

Androgen Deprivation Therapy: An Essential Guide For Prostate Cancer Patients And Their Loved Ones

byRichard J. Wassersug, Lauren Walker, John Robinson

Paperback | June 6, 2014

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"This is an excellent resource for individuals who are both being treated by and caring for those on androgen deprivation therapy. It addresses commonly understood as well as sensitive topics impacted by this treatment and offers explanations and strategies for how to address and cope with these side effects. Its interactive activities, patient testimonials, and annotations encourage readers to study the topics so that they will better understand the issues. In all, it is a superb source of knowledge for these patients and their families and caregivers."--Doody's Book Review Service

Successfully manage the side effects of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and get back to life

For many men with prostate cancer, ADT (sometimes referred to as hormone therapy) offers hope for controlling the disease and living longer. But the side effects can leave you with unexpected physical and emotional changes. InAndrogen Deprivation Therapy, experts who have helped hundreds of men provide you and your loved ones with the tools and solutions you need to prepare for treatment and deal with every situation. You'll learn how to:

  • Reduce hot flashes and night sweats
  • Address changes in weight and body composition
  • Maintain sexual intimacy despite changes in libido
  • Fight fatigue and insomnia
  • Control mood swings and depression
  • Maintain open communication with your partner

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is a research scientist, who got his PhD in evolutionary biology from the University of Chicago. He then spent most of his career studying the biology of amphibians and teaching anatomy in the medical school at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. However, at the age of 52 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and has since re...
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Title:Androgen Deprivation Therapy: An Essential Guide For Prostate Cancer Patients And Their Loved OnesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 6, 2014Publisher:Demos (Trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1936303663

ISBN - 13:9781936303663

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Table of Contents

"Forewordby Celestia (Tia) Higano, MD, Professor, Medical Oncology Division, University of Washington School of Medicine
;Introduction
; 1. Androgen Deprivation Therapy
; 2. Physical Side Effects
; 3. Exercise
; 4. Healthy Eating
; 5. Effects on Psychological Well-being
; 6. Effects on Intimate Relationships and Sexuality
; 7. Impact on Committed Relationships
;Conclusion: Staying Healthy
;Appendix
; PSA Chart
; Drug Chart
; Hot Flash Diary
; Side Effect Self-Assessment
; Action Plan
; Pros/Cons
; Goal Setting
; Beliefs Awareness
;Glossary
;Resources
;; "