Prostate Cancer Breakthroughs is the first and only book that focuses on the new tests and treatments that are beginning to revolutionize the care of men with prostate cancer. Today, tens of thousands of men diagnosed with prostate cancer get surgery or radiation they don't need with their serious and permanent side effects. Many doctors today are not aware of the new tests and treatments that are available, so they do not relay this new information to their patients. In a step-by-step manner, Prostate Cancer Breakthroughs informs men of the new methods and how and where to obtain them.
In this highly-praised book, you'll discover:
-- Why a high PSA test does not necessarily mean cancer.
-- Why you should continue to get annual PSA testing.
-- New tests your doctor may not tell you about.
-- Why you should get an advanced prostate MRI before deciding on treatment.
-- How you can obtain a safer, more accurate, targeted biopsy.
-- Seven new cutting-edge advances that most men and their doctors have not heard about.
Prostate Cancer Breakthroughs addresses:
-- Should you get an independent analysis of your biopsy results?
-- Why urologists most often recommend prostate surgery.
-- Why most men with prostate cancer do not need prostate surgery or radiation.
-- Why a second opinion regarding treatment can be so important.
-- New treatment options your doctor may not know about.
This book will also help you determine:
-- Are you a candidate for focal treatment?
-- Are you a candidate for active surveillance?
-- How you can tell how serious your prostate cancer is.