- Paperback: 576 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 3 Rev Upd edition (23 Aug. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1455504181
- ISBN-13: 978-1455504183
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 4.1 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dr Patrick Walsh's Guide To Surviving Prostate Cancer Paperback – 23 Aug 2012
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"Dr. Walsh is widely regarded as the nation's finest prostate surgeon...Very current...thoroughgoing primer on the disease, full of accessible but detailed explanations." --Washington Post
Now updated and revised, the definitive book on surviving prostate cancer from the world's leading authority on the prostate.See all Product Description
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In a corner of medicine still plagued by the minefields of "observant waiting" (in case you manage to die of something else before your cancer gets you!), Walsh succeeds in presenting an impartial and dispassionate treatise on a scourge which is reckoned to afflict 60% of men over 60, and constitutes one of the main causes of male deaths in developed nations.
This book belongs in the hands of all these men before it is too late......
I have prostate cancer and found that my local urologist to be badly informed about the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.
The subtitle to the book is "Give Yourself a Second Opinion". This is exactly what I did and have transferred my treatment to another hospital
This is a must buy book for anyone who has anything to do with prostate cancer and that includes practicing urologists, GPs and spouses
The very best I could expect would be a flow chart which outlines every single possibility for everyone. So that includes all possible scenarios, all possible cures and/or palliative treatments, so that you and I would know at any stage what the prospects are and what alternative treatments are available. Plus I would like it if the book explained what support might be available and useful to help deal with issues like depression, physical pain, and how to feel positive!
That is a very tall order. But I think Dr. Walsh’s book gets as close to it as is humanly possible without getting too bogged down in controversy, particularly in making judgements about surgery vs radiotherapy and (in later stages) hormone therapy, alternative/complementary medecines and new drug treatments.
You (or the one you care for) are probably somewhere in this flow chart. I’m quite far down it, but I’m quite optimistic. Whatever stage you are at, it will explain well what the options are and what, on balance, is best for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is excellent as it talks about the medical side of the disease in an easy to understand manner without being in the least patronising. Read morePublished on 15 Oct. 2013 by coolcat62
I had prostate cancer and this book .allows me to understand what I have to fight . I would have given it 5 stars if it dealt with what treatments were available if the cancer... Read morePublished on 23 Aug. 2013 by Gordon Salmons