Dr. Patrick Walsh’s Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer by Patrick C. Walsh, M.D


Below is a list of topics in this book, available at the Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center at the University of Kentucky.


Chapter 1:What The Prostate Does: A Crash Course in Male Anatomy

Chapter 2: Little Gland, Big Trouble

Chapter 3: What Causes Prostate Cancer?

Chapter 4: Can Prostate Cancer Be Prevented?

Chapter 5: Do I Have Prostate Cancer? Screening and Detection

Chapter 6:Diagnosis and Staging

Chapter 7: What Are My Options?

Chapter 8: Radical Prostatectomy

Chapter 9: Radiation and Cyro/Thermal Ablation

Chapter 10: How Successful is Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer?

Chapter 11: Erectile Dysfunction After Treatment for Localized Prostate Cancer

Chapter 12: Hormonal Therapy

Chapter 13: Help For Advanced Prostate Cancer

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100 Questions and Answers About Prostate Cancer by Pamela Ellsworth, M.D




Below are a list of topics covered in this book, available at the Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center at the University of Kentucky.


Part 1: The Basics

What is the prostate gland and what does it do?

Do women have a prostate gland and PSA?

What are the signs and symptoms of an enlarged prostate (either cancer-related or benign?)

Part 2: Prostate Cance

Prostate Cancer

How Common is Prostate Cancer?

What are the risk factors for prostate cancer, and who is at risk? Is there anything that decreases the risk of developing prostate cancer?

Part 3: Evaluation for Prostate Cancer

How do you detect prostate cancer?

What is a prostate cancer screening?

Will my insurance cover prostate cancer screening and treatment?

Part 4:Prostate Cancer staging

How does one know if the prostate cancer is confined to the prostate?

How and why does one stage prostate cancer?

What is a bone scan?

Part 5: Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Why do I need a team of doctors to treat me? Who are they?

What options do I have for treatment of my prostate cancer?

What are Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC) and Metastatic Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer (m-CRPC), and how are they treated?

Part 6: Complications of Treatment

Are there any predictors of recurrent prostate cancer after “curative” therapy?

What happens if the PSA is rising after radiation therapy or radical prostatectomy?

My doctor has recommended that I  be involved in a clinical trial. What is a clinical trial?