The Prostate Cancer Publication date : September 15, 2011
Ilya Savatovsky is an urological surgeon and department chief at the Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal Robert Ballanger, at Aulnay-sous-Bois, near Paris.
In France alone, prostate cancer strikes 72,000 men every year, making it one of the most common and most deadly cancers. In addition, its frequency increased fourfold from 1980 to 2000, and it is estimated that one in eight men will suffer from prostate cancer in the course of a lifetime.
Fortunately, the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer have undergone a veritable revolution, with advances in screening using blood or tissues samples, the discovery of a measurable biological marker (PSA) and significant progress in available treatments. The goal of this book is to help and guide men suffering from prostate cancer, and their families, as well as to inform all men who are concerned with their health.
• From screening for prostate cancer to treatment, every step is described practically and thoroughly, with advice and suggestions (choosing an urologist, essential tests, whether to opt for chemotherapy, etc.).
• Answers to questions about the disease, its development, quality of life after treatment.