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Description - The Prostate Cancer Treatment Book by Peter Grimm

Now, 21 top prostate cancer experts from around the US have combined their expertise to answer the questions that their patients ask them when they have to decide on a treatment. All the options are covered, including surgery, hormonal treatment, "watchful waiting", external beam radiation, and perhaps most important, radioactive seed implantation (brachytherapy), a topic that is newly emerging and is given short shrift in other books. The lead authors are from the Seattle Prostate Institute, a pioneering group in this therapy. Contributors are from some of the top cancer institutions in the US, including experts from the Mayo Clinic, Cornell University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, and other prestigious medical centres around the country. Together they address the concerns they hear from their patients and offer them state-of-the-art treatment information. The book features true stories of men who've made different treatment choices.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071422567
ISBN-10: 0071422560
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 150mm x 13mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter Grimm

Peter Grimm, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Seattle Prostate Institute in Seattle, Washington. John Blasko, M.D., is the director of research at the Seattle Prostate Institute and cofounder of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. John Sylvester, M.D., is the director of education at the Seattle Prostate Institute.