Surviving Prostate Cancer What You Need to Know to Make Informed Decisions Fuller E. Torrey, Carlton Stoiber

Series:
Yale University Press Health & Wellness
Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
11 Jan 2008
ISBN:
9780300126075
Dimensions:
304 pages: 228 x 152 x 20mm
Illustrations:
33 b&w illustrations

When Dr. E. Fuller Torrey was diagnosed with prostate cancer, none of the books he could find was current enough or comprehensive enough to satisfy his need for information. This book is for the hundreds of thousands of other men who each year receive the same frightening diagnosis. It is the book Dr. Torrey wished he had when he was facing the countless questions that a man with prostate cancer, and his family and friends, all confront. Complete, up-to-date, and readable, the book explains how to come to terms with the diagnosis of prostate cancer, evaluate the severity of the disease, and assess the variety of treatment options and their complications. Many chapters provide information other books barely consider, such as a full discussion of the causes of prostate cancer and an evaluation of other books on the subject. Also included is a summary of the most useful websites. The author mixes his personal experience with factual material, and he maintains a reassuring sense of humour. His advice is practical, with dozens of tips and lists including 'Ten Steps to Sanity for Men Recently Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer'. With Dr. Torrey's book in hand, readers can now tackle all the important decisions about prostate cancer, confident in having the most accurate and complete information available.

E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., is a research psychiatrist and associate director for laboratory research, The Stanley Medical Research Institute. He is also the author of 18 books, including The Roots of Treason: Ezra Pound and the Secrets of St. Elizabeths, a National Book Critics Circle nominee.

"'For each mode of therapy, Torrey includes information on which patients are good candidates, the actual process, the probable outcome, and possible complications. The guidelines for determining which treatment option is the right one for a particular person include such variables as the severity of the cancer, cost, life expectancy, and access to a good hospital. The book provides advice for dealing with common complications of prostate cancer and offers help in dealing with the possibility of recurrence.' Sciencenews.org"