What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Prostate Cancer: The Breakthrough Information and Treatments That Can Help Save Your Life

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Prostate Cancer: The Breakthrough Information and Treatments That Can Help Save Your Life

by Glenn J. Bubley MD, Winifred Conkling

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Overview

Every year 350,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. With more and more treatments available to tackle the disease, choosing the one that's right for you can be a daunting task. Now Dr. Glenn J. Bubley, an expert oncologist with twenty-five years of experience in conventional and experimental prostate cancer therapies, offers the latest information on the disease and the full range of therapeutic options available. He explains the pioneering techniques and medications being tested in today's clinical trials-including herbs and nutritional supplements-so that you can weigh all the choices and make informed decisions about your health. Discover:

What the prostate is, how it works, and what can go wrong
Natural herbal and nutritional supplements that may improve prostate health
New diagnostic tests-and the limitations of standard PSA screening
The pros and cons of traditional surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy and how to assess
promising new treatments Experimental drugs and vaccines that may slow-or even stop-the spread of prostate cancer
How to choose the right doctor-and the best treatment plan-for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446536684
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2007
Series: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Series
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Glenn Bubley, MD, is a renowned expert in genitourinary (GU) medical oncology with a primary focus on prostate cancer. As director of the multidisciplinary genitourinary cancer program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) involving medical, surgical and radiation oncologists as well as pathologists and basic scientists, he heads numerous clinical/translational trials.

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