Prostate Cancer Survivors Speak Their Minds: Advice on by Arthur L. Burnett II, Norman Morris

By Arthur L. Burnett II, Norman Morris

Own tales convey males the way to make the ideal judgements for themselves, with scientific insights from a number one Johns Hopkins authority on prostate cancerIf you or somebody you recognize has been clinically determined with prostate melanoma, you need to recognize the evidence approximately cures in addition to what to anticipate throughout the means of therapy and recovery.Written by way of Dr. Arthur L. Burnett, II. one of many world's such a lot individual specialists on prostate melanoma and veteran CBS information journalist and prostate melanoma survivor, Norman Morris, Prostate melanoma Survivors communicate Their Minds offers the knowledge you would like during the studies of guys who've had prostate melanoma. Dr. Burnett speaks overtly and truthfully approximately prostate melanoma concepts, remedies, and aftereffects and stocks tales of either recognized and usual prostate melanoma survivors who provide their own reflections on facing therapy and getting well.Includes own tales from impressive prostate melanoma survivors equivalent to Arnold Palmer, Ken Griffey Sr., Pat Robertson, and othersTakes an authoritative examine prostate melanoma remedies, present and promising  clinical breakthroughs, and life-altering aspect effectsAuthor Arthur Burnett, a number one prostate melanoma specialist, is the Patrick C. Walsh Professor of Urology, mobile and Molecular drugs on the Johns Hopkins's James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute and is popular for his learn reviews that ended in the formula of ViagraOffers suggestions to universal unwanted side effects akin to sexual difficulties and incontinenceCombining the fundamental scientific proof approximately prostate melanoma with own, intimate tales instructed through brave males who've survived it, this publication is a useful consultant for males clinically determined with prostate melanoma and people who care approximately them.

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There’s no telling how our cells will react to being stretched and pulled or cut or radiated during whatever treatment the best doctors perform. We go by statistics, risks, and chances—and, of course, hopes. Medicine, after all, is as much an art as it is a science. One evening in early July 2002, about four months after my discharge from Johns Hopkins, as I was getting ready for bed, my wife noticed that my right leg had suddenly ballooned to twice the size of my left from the top of my thigh right down to my ankle.

So I didn’t take any medications. I didn’t go on Viagra or anything. And the problem just seemed to disappear over time and never occurred again. No problem. “Everything seemed absolutely normal. My PSA hadn’t changed. 8—normal. 2! That didn’t mean anything to me at the time. But that fifty percent change was obviously a red flag for my doctor. ” The urologist, Dr. Silverstein, did the biopsy, and when the results came back he immediately called Richard into his office. “I was alone with Dr. Silverstein.

The prostate gland plays a role in reproduction, but oddly enough, it is not essential for that task. It is more of an aid in the process. Its main job apparently is to safeguard the reproductive tract from an infection in the urinary tract. So it is not a vital organ. Yet it is remarkable how such a small gland can cause such incredible confusion with potential consequences. And because prostate cancer can move like a silent intruder, lurking about and causing no symptoms, it is critical that men become aware that one day trouble can be brewing and the intruder may make his move.

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