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"Every three minutes, a new case of prostate cancer is diagnosed in the United States. Every 15 minutes, a man dies from it." Thus, the message of this book that "most prostate trouble can be prevented?and, if caught early enough, all prostate problems can be cured, even cancer"?is good news indeed. State-of-the-art medical knowledge is provided by Johns Hopkins Urologist-in-Chief Walsh, clearly written by science writer Worthington, and informatively illustrated by Leon Schlossberg. The authors acknowledge that "medical care in this country is uneven," so their goal is "for you to come away from this book informed, prepared and able to discuss your situation intelligently with your doctor." This comprehensive reference on the prostate and its disorders complements?and surpasses?Sylvan Meyer and Seymour C. Nash's recent case study approach in Prostate Cancer: Making Survival Decisions (LJ 11/15/94).?James Swanton, Albert Einstein Coll. of Medicine, New York
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Midwest Book Review
This isn't just another guide for men suffering from prostate problems: it addresses the concerns of their loved ones as well, reflecting on the three most common disorders, their effects, and treatment options. From dealing with advanced cancer to understanding prostate diseases and treatment, this packs in practical advice and simple explanations.
The Authoritative Book On Prostate Cancer, October 18, 2001
Reviewer: Kenneth W. Staaf from Rockford, Illinois United States
Amid all of the rumors and horror stories one confronts after being diagnosed with Prostate Cancer, this guide was conforting to both my wife and me. Doctor Walsh and Ms. Worthington are to be commended for preparing a text that a layman can understand and at the same time put to rest the fears stimulated by the horror stories a cancer victim encounters. Especially impressive were the illustrations by Leon Schlossberg. As one who underwent the radical nerve sparing surgery, developed by Dr. Walsh, I knew exactly what would happen and what to expect. I purchase copies of the book and pass it on to men I know who have been diagnosed.
The only one I unhesitatingly recommend to others, February 27, 2001
Reviewer: Chet Floyd from Manhattan Beach, CA
After months of study following my diagnosis of prostate cancer, this is one of 3 books I kept for my personal library, and the only one I unhesitatingly recommend to others. Key feature: It covers the 3 main things that can go wrong with your prostate, not just cancer. It is objective, balanced and thorough enough you may wish to hide your eyes on some pages! It is excellent background, well organized and detailed enough that I continually refer to it. My wife also found it excellent as well.
Worthington is the Science Editor for John Hopkins with an outstandingly clear ability to communicate to the novice or experienced patient. Walsh is the noted prostate cancer surgeon who pioneered nerve sparing radical prostectomy, for those who choose that route.
I did not choose surgery, but this book enabled me to objectively approach that as an option during my study. I wish I had read this book years ago for the understanding of the prostate it contains. All men should have this book for its discussion of prostate problems in general. Face it guys, one or more of these is likely to happen to you. If you are actually diagnosed with prostate cancer, it is an excellent place to start your study and familiarize yourself with prostate anatomy and treatment options.