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1st Edition

Treatment Methods for Early and Advanced Prostate Cancer

ISBN 9780415458931
Published May 1, 2008 by CRC Press
424 Pages 50 Color & 150 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Prostate cancer is treated in a number of different ways, depending on a host of different factors, ranging from the severity of the cancer, the health of the patient, their age, and their own personal choice of treatment.  Whether the choice is open or laparoscopic surgery, laser treatment or cryoablation, ultimately, the options open to the urologic surgeon today are modelled and defined specific to the patient's individual needs. 

Treatment Methods for Early and Advanced Prostate Cancer focusses on the "how to treat" scenario faced by urologic surgeons treating all stages of prostate cancer by examining all the methods used to treat the condition.

Specifically targeting the fully qualified urologic surgeon, but also highly useful for residents and trainee surgeons wishing to learn and improve their treatment techniques, Treatment Methods for Early and Advanced Prostate Cancer is undoubtedly an extremely popular tool indeed.

Table of Contents

Section A: General Considerations Affecting Treatment Options for Patients with Prostate Cancer  1. Mortality trends in prostate cancer  2. Decision-making for men with prostate cancer  3. Practical and realistic lifestyle changes and supplements for the man concerned about prostate cancer: what do I tell my patients  4. Preservation of sexual function in prostate cancer treatment  5. Quality of life instruments for prostate cancer  Section B: Treatment Options for localised prostate cancer  6. Comparison of treatment modalities for prostate cancer by quality of life instruments  7. Natural history and expectant management of prostate cancer  8. Clinical trials comparing expectant management to definitive treatment of prostate cancer (PIVOT, Holmberg, PROTECT, etc.)  9. Anatomical considerations of radical prosptatectomy  10. Anatomic radical retropubic prostatectomy  11. Radical retropubic prostatectomy: contemporary modifications  12. The role of lymphadenectomy in prostate cancer  13. Clinical management of rising prostate specific antigen after radical retropubic prostatectomy  14. Radical perineal prostatectomy  15. Laparoscopic and robotic radical prostatectomy  16. Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy  17. Making the transition from open to roboticlly assisted radical prostatectomy  18. Initial management of high risk early stage prostate cancer: surgery  19. Prevention And Management Of Complications Associated With Open Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy  20. External beam radiotherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer  21. Brachytherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer  22. High dose rate as monotherapy or as a boost: the new prostate brachytherapy  23. Magnetic resonance image-guided partial prostatic irradiation in select patients with clinically localized adenocarcinoma of the prostate  24. Hyperthermia for treatment of localized prostate cancer  25. Initial management of high risk early stage prostate cancer: radiation  26. Management of biochemical recurrence following radiation therapy  27. Cryotherapy as primary therapy for localised prostate cancer  28. Cryotherapy as salvage therapy for prostate cancer  29. Neoadjuvant and adjuvant hormonal therapies for prostate cancer: data review and patient perspectives  30. The assessment and management of urinary incontinence in patients with prostate cancer  31. Rehabilitation of sexual function following definitive treatment of local prostate cancer  32. The limitations of evidence based comparisons of treatment for localized prostate cancer  33. Choosing prostate cancer treatment: The clinician as patient  34. Coping with a diagnosis of prostate cancer: A patient’s perspective  Section C: Treatment of Locally Advanced and Metastatic Prostate Cancer  35. Androgen deprivation for the treatment of prostate cancer: General principles  36. Hormone therapy for prostate cancer: Optimization and timing  37. Controversies in hormone treatment for prostate cancer  38. Androgen deprivation for prostate cancer: Future directions  39. Intermittent hormone therapy for prostate cancer  40. Anti-androgen withdrawal syndrome: Identification and treatment  41. Chemotherapy for advanced prostate cancer  42. Radiotherapy for the treatment of locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer  43. Use of bisphosphonates in the management of osseous metastases  44. Management of complications of advanced prostate cancer  45. Principles of palliative care and psychosocial support of the metastatic prostate cancer patient  46. Future directions for treatment of advanced prostate cancer: Gene therapy and other novel modalities  47. The increasing role of the primary care professional in the care of the prostate cancer patient

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