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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Freedom Pr Inc; 1 edition (September 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1893910377
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893910379
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #278,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Aaron E. Katz, MD is director of the Center for Holistic Urology at Columbia University Medical Center and Associate Professor of Clinical Urology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Every man ought to read this book ,whether or not he's had prostate trouble.
Henry M. King, Jr.
This research-based book offers practical strategies for preventing prostate cancer, and details the variety of approaches to treating this disease.
E. Scott Geller
Dr. Katz is the Director of "Holistic" Urology at Columbia University, where Dr. Katz employs a Naturopathic doctor on his staff.
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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful By E. Scott Geller on December 1, 2005
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This comprehensive and straightforward discussion of prostate health is a must read for every man over 45. Why, because a majority of these men will experience an enlarged, inflamed, or cancerous prostate, and this book tells you what to do about each of these common diseases, from prevention to diagnosis, and then from selecting a treatment to dealing with the variety of possible post-therapy results.

Prostate cancer is second only to lung cancer as the leading killer of men. This research-based book offers practical strategies for preventing prostate cancer, and details the variety of approaches to treating this disease.

As an author of 15 research-based books, I appreciate Dr. Katz's readable and coherent writing style; and as a victim of prostate cancer, I appreciate Dr. Katz's thorough and balanced coverage of prostate health. Throughout four years of dealing with prostate cancer, I have read numerous books and research reports on the subject. Most of these presentations are narrow-minded, incomplete, or perplexing. This text offers the most comprehensive and coherent presentation, decreasing both my confusion and distress about prostate disease.

Indeed, if I had read this book four years ago, I would have been more informed about selecting a course of treatment. I would have felt more like a participant than a victim throughout the process of diagnosis, treatment selection, post-surgery recovery, and follow-up assessments. At least now, with this book as a guide, I am more in control of dealing with a return of my prostate cancer after three years of remission.

Like no other, this book opened my eyes to the variety of options available for the prevention, treatment, and survival of prostate cancer. Bottom line: Read this book for the health of your prostate. The more you know about prostate disease, the more you can do to prevent or treat it effectively.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Michael Colford on December 10, 2008
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I have really strong feelings both pro and con about Dr. Katz's book.

On the one hand, it is one of the most comprehensive books on the care and treatment of the prostate and its problems that I have come across, and I have read many. It gives detailed information, and DOSAGE LEVELS for recommended herb treatments for BPH and prostatitis, along with conventional medical prescription options, as opposed to the generalized information in these areas that you'll typically find elsewhere. I was impressed with the detailed information about how prostate processes and treatments actually work in this book, as I've never seen another that explored options on both sides of the traditional medicine/holistic line, that are usually at such odds with each other. In this sense, I don't think the book has any peer, and in that sense, I believe it deserves the highest rating.

The big problem that I have with this book, is that, while it was written and published as late as 2005-2006, Dr. Katz seems to lose all his objectivity when it comes to prostate cancer and the latest treatment results, and simply reverts back to being a urologist. By this I mean that according to the good doctor, the only reasonable treatment for prostate cancer is surgery. Surgery is what urologists do, so consequently, Dr. Katz continues to portray prostate surgery as the "Gold Standard" in prostate cancer treatment.

While lots of men have certainly travelled down this road, I've heard from more than a few doctors (including urologists) that with the advancements currently being made for prostate cancer treatment, it is quite possible that in ten years surgery will not even be performed anymore as a treatment for prostate cancer.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By David Steinman on March 8, 2006
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This book is destined to be the main book on prostate health for men for now and years to come. Dr. Katz is an incredibly gifted surgeon and is pioneering use of rain forest medicines that are preventing men's "hot zone" cells from turning rogue. He is verifying his work through first-rate biopsy, so this is the real thing. That's one reason this book is so important.

Dr. Katz is also an expert on prostate cancer and has important insights into combining natural with allopathic medicine.

He has pioneered cryo therapies and specific blood markers and is in high demand as a speaker all over the country while running a busy Manhattan practice at the Columbia University Center for Holistic Urology. We are all so lucky to have this gifted healer speaking on men's health. I urge you to save your life and buy this book.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By islander on August 9, 2010
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As a 63 year old with an extremely enlarged prostate and with low volume, moderately aggressive prostate cancer (that I'm treating by active surveillance, a/k/a watchful waiting), I found this book to be excellent for 3 reasons. First, its very comprehensive with respect to all aspects of the prostate and of prostate disease. Second, it has tremendously valuable info about nutrition and nutritional supplements, including where to buy supplements and info on studies supporting the use of supplements and the consumption of various foods. (This is info that you won't get from a vitamin store or on the web.) Third, its author is the foremost holistic urologist in the US so it has plenty of credibility. I highly recommend this book for cancer patients, for less serious prostate disease sufferers and for men who want to decrease their risk of getting prostate cancer or BPH. Also very valuable is Dr. Patrick Walsh's book (second edition, 2007) (Walsh being the premier prostate surgeon in the US, who pioneered the nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy) and Dr Katz's new 2011 book.

My last two biopsies were negative and my PSA has remained stable for three and a half years. My urologist described my biopsies as "like trying to find a raisin in a loaf of bread", since my original biopsy showed 2 positive cores (of 12) on the left side of my prostate, each 1 mm in size, Gleason 6, with a PSA of 4. (The typical 12 core biopsy only samples 1/3000th of the prostate tissue.
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