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Patient Pictures: Prostate Diseases and their Treatments, 3rd edn

By Roger S Kirby

Published 2010

66 pages, 31 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-905832-74-3

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Designed to aid patient-doctor communication on many aspects of prostate disease and treatments, Patient Pictures : Prostate diseases and their treatments couples clear informative bullet points with simple drawings. Each double-page covers a separate topic or treatment and 'stands alone'. Pages can be photocopied to give to patients to take away.

Contents

Author's preface
Location and function of the prostate
Enlargement of the prostate gland
Symptoms of prostate enlargement
Bladder problems
Tests for prostate problems
Treatment of prostate enlargement
Alpha-blockers
5-alpha reductase inhibitors
Transurethral incision of the prostate
Transurethral resection of the prostate
Retropubic prostatectomy
GreenLight laser therapy
Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)
Development of prostate cancer
Metastatic prostate cancer
Biopsy of the prostate
Investigations for prostate cancer
Radical prostatectomy
Laparoscopic and robotic radical prostatectomy
Brachytherapy
External-beam radiotherapy
Cytoreduction followed by radiotherapy
Cryosurgery and high-intensity focused ultrasound
Hormonal control of prostate cancer: drug therapy and surgery
Hormonal control of prostate cancer: antiandrogens
Bisphosphonates
‘Hormone-escaped’ prostate cancer
Chemotherapy
Palliative care
Bacterial prostatitis
Non-bacterial prostatitis 

 

The author

Roger S Kirby

Professor of Urology, Director, The Prostate Centre, London, UK


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