Prostate Cancer

 | 224 pages
$28.00 (paper)
$19.99 (EPUB & PDF)

Preface by Armen G. Aprikian

Sixth edition entirely revised and expanded

"Understand the Disease and Its Treatment" series

In Canada, one man in seven risks developing prostate cancer. It is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and its incidence has increased by 30 percent since 1988. While most commonly diagnosed after age 70, prostate cancer can also occur in men in their forties and fifties.

Like other forms of cancer, this disease affects not only the patient but also his family. At the time of diagnosis, there are many questions that need to be answered. This book provides a simple, concise, practical guide to help patients understand prostate cancer. Now in its third edition, it has, over the years, become an indispensable reference work. It is an outstanding source of information on the prevention and causes of prostate cancer, its early diagnosis and the treatment options available, including their side effects and complications.

Prostate Cancer in 25 questions

Doctors answer the most frequently asked questions

  1. Understanding prostate cancer
    • What is prostate cancer?
    • Anatomy of the prostate
    • Functions of the prostate
    • Common prostate diseases
    • Prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates in Canada
  2. Risk factors
    • Age
    • Family history
    • Genes
    • Race, populations and living environments
    • Nutrition
    • Chronic inflammation and infection
    • Male hormones
    • Key points to remember
  3. Diagnosis
    • Symptoms of prostate cancer
    • Signs of prostate cancer and the physical examination
    • Prostate specific antigen (PAS) end the PSA test
    • PCA3 Test
    • Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) and prostate biopsy
    • Additional examinations
    • Classification of prostate cancer
    • Key points to remember
  4. Treatment of localized prostate cancer
    • Selecting a treatment
    • The patients’s options
    • Active surveillance (watchful waiting)
    • Radical prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland)
    • Radiation therapy
    • Focal therapy
    • Hormone therapy
    • Predictive tools
    • Key points to remember
  5. Treatment of advanced prostate cancer
    • Hormone therapy
    • Recurrence after treatment of localized cancer
    • Locally advanced non-metastatic cancer
    • Metastatic cancer
    • When hormone therapy is not enough
    • Treatment options after first-line docetaxel
  6. Living with prostate cancer
    • Support from the doctor
    • Medical follow-up
    • Sex
    • Support from the family
    • Professional psychosocial support
    • Other sources of support
  7. Nutritional guide
    • Epidemiology of prostate cancer
    • Dietary fat
    • Vitamin E
    • Selenium
    • Lycopene
    • Soy protein
    • Green tea
    • Insulin resistance
    • Flax seed
    • Vitamin D
    • Key points to remember
  8. Useful addresses
  9. Glossary