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Title:
Prostate cancer : what every man, and his family, needs to know
Author:
Bostwick, David G.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Revised and updated.
Publication Information:
New York : Villard, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxviii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
At head of title: The American Cancer Society.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780375753190
Format :
Book

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Frank E. Merriweather Library RC280.P7 B67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer (excluding skin cancer) among American men. In 1998 approximately 184,500 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed in the United States. However, if detected early, it is also among the most treatable forms of cancer, and due to advances in diagnosis and treatment, survival rates continue to rise. The five-year survival rate has increased from 50 percent in the period from 1960 to 1963 to 89 percent today.         But most men--and their families--lack the most basic information about what to do when confronted with a diagnosis of prostate cancer. This book, written by internationally respected medical experts, sets out to explain everything a man needs to know. Written, updated, and revised under the auspices of the American Cancer Society, the nation's leader in cancer research, education, and rehabilitation, it contains the most up-to-date information about the disease. Even more, it is a patient's advocacy book, offering medical, practical, psychological, social, and emotional support. Through case histories and anecdotes--and always with compassion--it addresses the full range of issues that men with the disease may face.


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