Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer

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Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer

Get The Treatment That's Right For You


Gerald Chodak

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Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer provides the most complete, up-to-date and unbiased look at prostate cancer treatments and therapies for every stage of the disease.

A prostate cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and confusing. In Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer, one of the countryÌs leading experts, Dr. Chodak, provides detailed information on the advantages and disadvantages of all available treatments, including new tests, therapies, and drugs. Incorporating results from the most recent studies, including game-changing findings on the worth of surgery, he also shows you how to:

  • decide which treatment is right for you
  • ask your doctor the right questions
  • improve your quality of life
  • know which sources of information to trust

And much more.

With Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer, you will have all of the resources you need to make the best decisions about your care.


Product Details

  • Publication Date September 12, 2013
  • Page Count 464
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303540

About The Author(s)

Dr. Gerald Chodak MD

Dr. Gerald Chodak has been treating patients with prostate cancer since 1981. In addition for 18 years he was a full-time faculty member at the University of Chicago. Utilizing his experience as both a clinician and an educator Dr. Chodak has become one of the leading experts on prostate cancer. He is the co-host of “The Answered Patient” available in 30 million video on demand households, appears on the Live Well network, produces a weekly video program for Medscape entitled “Controversies in Urology” and writes a monthly column on prostate cancer topics. During his career Dr. Chodak has authored more than 150 scientific articles and he has been at the cutting edge of new approaches to treating prostate cancer.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why This Book Will Help You Win the Battle
Chapter 1: The Male Anatomy: How It All Fits Together
Chapter 2: Staging Your Prostate Cancer
Chapter 3: What is Your Tumor Stage and Grade?
Chapter 4: Understanding Medical Studies Used to Evaluate Different Treatments
Chapter 5: How Dangerous is Your Cancer? Using Tumor Grade and Tumor Stage to Assess Your Risk
II: How To Treat Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer
Chapter 6: Beginning the Process of Choosing Your Therapy
Chapter 7: Watchful Waiting
Chapter 8: Active Surveillance: A Safer Approach Than Watchful Waiting
Chapter 9: Surgical Treatment
Chapter 10: Removing the Lymph Nodes: If, When and How?
Chapter 11: External Beam Radiation
Chapter 12: Brachytherapy
Chapter 13: Cryotherapy or ìFreezing the Prostateî
Chapter 14: Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)
Chapter 15: High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
Chapter 16: The Effects of Treatment on Menís Quality of Life
Chapter 17: How To Decide Which Treatment is Right For You?
Chapter 18: How to Improve Your Quality of Life
Chapter 19: What to Do If the Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Rises After Local Therapy
Chapter 20: Overview of Treating Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer
Chapter 21: Radical Prostatectomy for Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer
Chapter 22: Radiation Therapy for Locally Advanced Disease
Chapter 23: Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) for Locally Advanced Disease
Chapter 24: Choosing a Therapy for Locally Advanced Disease
Chapter 25: Overview of Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Chapter 26: Bilateral Orchiectomy
Chapter 27: Non-Surgical Options for Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)
Chapter 28: Combined Androgen Blockade (CAB) and Triple Drug Therapy for Metastatic Disease
Chapter 29: Treatment Options for Bone Metastases
Chapter 30: Management of Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC)
Chapter 31: Immunotherapy Using Sipuleucel-T (Provenge) for Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC)
Chapter 32: Abiraterone Acetate (Zytiga) for Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC)
Chapter 33: Second-Line Therapies for Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC) That Affect Male Hormones
Chapter 34: First-Line Chemotherapy for Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC) Using Docetaxel (Taxotere)
Chapter 35: Treatment Options for Men with Progressive Disease After Docetaxel
Chapter 36: Second-Line Chemotherapy
Chapter 37: New Treatments On the Horizon for CRPC
Chapter 38: The Pros and Cons of Enrolling in a Clinical Research Study
V: What You Can Do To Help Yourself
Chapter 39: The Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Chapter 40: Using the Internet
Chapter 41: The Role of Support Groups and Counseling
Chapter 42: What to Do When Therapy is no Longer Effective