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Product details

  • Paperback: 388 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (28 April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764519743
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764519741
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 750,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Covers prevention, detection, and treatment options

A must–have reference for patients and their loved ones

If you are one of the thousands of men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year, then this straightforward guide is for you. You get up–to–date information on treatment options and discover how to cope with treatment side effects, receive the follow–up care you need, and handle work and family life during your recovery.

Praise for Prostate Cancer For Dummies

"When choices are varied and involve surgical and non– surgical options for localized prostate cancer, information needs to be balanced and clearly explained with ‘nonmedical’ terminology. Prostate Cancer For Dummies fills this critical niche."
Paul F. Schellhammer, MD, Professor of Urology

About the Author

Paul H. Lange, MD (Seattle, WA) is a prostate cancer survivor himself and is an internationally renowned surgeon and a leader of cutting–edge research on urological malignancies, including prostate cancer. He is a medical school professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Lange is also co–director of the Genitourinary Tumor Laboratory at the University of Washington.

Christine Adamec is a veteran medical writer.


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All "Dummies" books are well worth reading. they aren't written for real dummies... they are simplifications of complex subjects. I bought this one for me to read as my husband has this condition. Well worth buying.
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Don't be put off by the title. I've got a lot of book about prostate cancer but this is the one which I always go back when I have a question or wan to know the option of the treatment. Prostate cancer is unique cancer which can develop very slowly that gives the patients and the family a lot of option to treat it. With full of wit and the latest medical info, this is by far the best book if you want to know about prostate cancer.
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A serious subject dealt wirh in a serious manner springled, with a few light moments. Very informative and easily understood.
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I thought it might be a pain in the bum, but turns out it wasn't, it was just PC.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb0c300) out of 5 stars Prostate cancer data simplified 4 May 2003
By William L. Pierce - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As a person who's spent hundreds of hours researching and reading about prostate cancer over the last four years, I picked up Lange and Adamec's new book with misgivings that quickly changed into affirmative head-nodding. I found the book to be well-organized, and as I scanned and flipped back and forth through its coverage of all the big questions, I concluded this is a book that has long been needed. Although the book is in the DUMMIES series, it is from start to finish a first-rate professional and easily-readable treatment of a complex and deadly serious subject -- prostate cancer. Whether it's one's first foray into the shifting world of prostate cancer data, treatment and research or one wants to double-check what one has learned, this is THE book to buy.
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb118b8) out of 5 stars Excellent for the Newly Informed Cancer Patient, BUT CAUTION! 14 Sept. 2006
By Robert M. Fleming - Published on Amazon.com
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I freaked out when I was told by my urologist, just a few months ago, that my biopsy showed prostate cancer and---by the way---would I like to be put on his surgery schedule for next month! This is a fabulous book and one I throughly recommend for the newly diagnosed man who is reeling from the shock of getting this rotten news and not sure what to do. HOWEVER, the book is written by an American surgeon and that means a heavy bias toward treatment for everyone (even low risk cancers) and preferably surgery. It turned out, in my case, that the cancer is less aggressive than my urologist was leading me to believe (get that second opinion!). Monitoring the cancer for changes is a defensible strategy for avoiding the awful side effects of ANY of the treatments for prostate cancer, if your cancer is at a low to medium risk. All that said, this is still a great book and covers most all the bases.
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb0ce64) out of 5 stars Everything you (or your partner) needs to know 16 Nov. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I am the coauthor of this book and am proud of my work, with one caveat at the end of this review. This book covers prostate cancer from the prospective of a surgeon who treats the disease and who admits that he was terrified when he was diagnosed with it himself. Prostate Cancer for Dummies covers symptoms of prostate cancer and how it's treated (surgery, radiation, etc.) and also covers how to cope with the side effects, such as impotence, depression and so on. The author factors in how cancer affects the whole family and discusses how the person with cancer can help his family help him. One caveat: The book urgently needs to be updated to reflect the latest surgical therapies, medications and other treatments for prostate cancer. It was, after all, written nearly ten years ago and great advances have been made in treatment for prostate cancer since that time.

Christine Adamec
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb13bdc) out of 5 stars Very Informative Primer on Prostate Cancer 10 July 2005
By minischnauzer - Published on Amazon.com
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My husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1999. He has had two cryo ablation procedures and yet still has the cancer (confined to the prostate). Having worked for a well-known urologist for many years, I feel Dr. Lange's book is the best literature we have read over the years and has helped answer the many questions we have had in language my husband can understand. Our urologist, however, spends a great deal of time with us explaining everything.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb13c3c) out of 5 stars Buy this book before you do anything 8 Sept. 2007
By R. Breiding - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Absolutely the best source of information on Prostate Cancer and I've bought and read most of them. Easy to read and straight forward for all readers. So don't make any decisions until you read this book. I'm a health care professional and even I benefited from this book.
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