Choosing the Right Treatment for Your Prostate Cancer
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 27, 2007
Johns Hopkins Health Alerts, the consumer health information website published by University Health Publishing in conjunction with Johns Hopkins Medicine, today released an important new Special Report: "Choosing the Right Treatment for Your Prostate Cancer".
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2007 there will be over 232,000 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States. More than 30,000 men will die from the disease this year. Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in men (after skin cancer). It is also the third most common cause of cancer death (after lung and colon cancer).
Dr. Jacek L. Mostwin and his colleagues at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins have written this special report, available now as a digital download, to provide men facing a diagnosis of prostate cancer with the latest, most authoritative information available on their treatment options. In addition to Dr. Mostwin, contributors to Choosing the Right Treatment for Your Prostate Cancer include H. Ballentine Carter, M.D., Theodore L. DeWeese, M.D., and Danny Song. M.D.
"A diagnosis of cancer can be devastating," says Dr. Mostwin. "But for most men prostate cancer progresses quite slowly as compared with other cancers. Men need to take the time to understand their PSA, DRE, Gleason score, and prostate biopsy results in order to make the best treatment choices possible.
"They also need to take the time to consider all their treatment options, because prostate cancer is unusual in that there is no consensus among doctors about the best treatment. Or in fact, whether any type of treatment at all is absolutely necessary. That's why my fellow prostate cancer specialists and I have collaborated to produce 'Choosing The Right Treatment For Your Prostate Cancer'. Our goal is to present men with all their prostate cancer treatment options in one clear, comprehensive guide," Dr. Mostwin said.
The most proven current treatment options for prostate cancer are:
1. Expectant Management
3. Radical Prostatectomy
4. External Beam Radiation Therapy
In "Choosing The Right Treatment For Your Prostate Cancer" Johns Hopkins specialists describe each of these treatments in detail, and explain how a man's test scores, lifestyle, age, and overall health all come into play when determining the most appropriate treatment for his prostate cancer. Each doctor carefully reviews the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment and gives thorough answers to common questions frequently asked by their prostate cancer patients.
"Choosing the Right Treatment for Your Prostate Cancer" is an essential 69-page report for every man facing the challenges and choices of prostate cancer.
To purchase a copy, go to the Johns Hopkins Special Reports website at http://www.hopkinsreports.com/prostate.
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