Peter Scardino's Prostate Book
By Dr Peter T Scardino
Full Title: Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book: The Complete Guide to Overcoming Prostate Cancer, Prostatitis and BPH
Many men have an almost irrational fear of prostate problems that prevents them from seeking help just at the time when they should be doing just that. This book, by Peter Scardino of the department of urology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Center in New York and the head of the center's prostate cancer program, will hopefully dispel much of this fear by proving the facts about prostate problems in general and the modern-day treatment options.
This 496-page hardback book is divided into three parts, containing extensive illustrations. Part One introduces the prostate and what it does. Part Two explains frequent prostate problems that more than half of all men will face, including prostatitis and enlarged prostate. Part Three presents everything that's presently known about prostate cancer. This latter part alone should serve to alleviate the fears many have about the disease.
Simply and concisely Scardino discusses prostate cancer risk factors, detection and prevention and, whilst acknowledging the lack of one standardized treatment, he presents the available options and their success statistics. He also discusses in detail the important side effects related to some treatments that many men are anxious about but often afraid to discuss with their doctors. These include urinary, bowel movement and sexual implications.
Clear and concisely Scardino introduces the various approaches to the disease, including surgery, radiation therapy, even just surveillance – each with their inherent advantages and disadvantages. An extensive glossary and notes are also provided.
Peter Scardino's book is arguably the most comprehensive lay persons' guide available today for comprehending and dealing with prostate problems.
It also includes at the back a very useful addition of an up-to-date section containing additional resources for men with prostate problems together with many related web addresses.
This book is also an excellent reference volume even for those without prostate cancer, but who wish to reduce the risks of contracting it. It is a highly recommended investment in your health. More information...