Prostate Cancer

The Essential Guide

Voted 5 star by Macmillan cancer patients and survivors who reviewed it. Prostate cancer generally effects men over the age of 50 and there are 32,000 cases of prostate cancer diagnosed every year in the UK. There is currently no screening programme for the disease and the symptoms could be quite easily ignored, as they don’t tend to cause too many problems in the early stages. Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer in the UK. Written by health correspondent David Loshak, this book provides straightforward information on the disease: from what the prostate is and how to recognise the symptoms of the condition, to what happens during screening and diagnosis, and the treatments available. Presented in an informative but conversational way, the book is aimed primarily at men who have just been diagnosed with prostate cancer, but anyone wanting further information on the condition can use it. All the medical issues are covered in an easy-to-follow way, together with sections that deal specifically with the emotional effects of the disease and strategies you can use to help your body fight the cancer. Author: David Loshak

Chapter Headings

About the Prostate and Prostate Cancer

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

Preventing Prostate Cancer

Diagnosing Prostate Cancer

Treatments for Prostate Cancer

Life After Treatment

Fitness After Treatment

What Else can go Wrong with the Prostate?

Research and Future Prospects

Help List


Author Bio 

David Loshak was a newspaper reporter in York and a Fleet Street foreign correspondent for two decades. In 1975, he became health correspondent of The Daily Telegraph and then editor of the medical magazine World Medicine which, although circulated only to doctors, was so much liked that it was often placed in waiting rooms for patients. David has been a freelance writer for over 20 years, covering every aspect of medical practice and research in Britain, Europe and North America.

His main aim in this book is not only to enable men, and those close to them, to know more about prostate cancer, but also to understand it, deal with it and, above all, not be unduly scared of it, so that they can still live long and happy lives despite the disease.

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