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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books; Fourth Edition edition (June 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738213470
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738213477
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,569 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Sheldon Marks, MD, is a specialist in prostate cancer. He received his training at Tufts University, the New England Medical Center, and the Mayo Clinic. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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Customer Reviews

I would recommend this book to anyone who has received a diagnosis of prostate cancer.
donald h allen
Book is very well written, at a level that the average person can understand, what the author is trying to say.
Papershufler
Found it very helpful to educate myself on the topic prior to making decisions for my own treatment.
HA Connolly

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 30, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is one of three titles I've purchased on the subject. The others are Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer and A Primer on Prostate Cancer: An Empowered Patient's Guide by Stephen B. Strum and Donna Pogliano. Of the three this is the most "user friendly", particularly for those without any experience with medical matters. It is straightforward, practical and gives a good overview of the problem and treatment options. Undoubtedly worth the time and money if you are just starting to get an understanding.
I would also highly recommend both of the other books above if you are dealing with more advanced cancer and/or want a more thorough and medically oriented book on the subject.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 17, 2004
Format: Paperback
Of the five or so books I have read on prostate cancer, this has been the most useful. It not only covers the disease and the various treatments, it gives a lot of practical "what to expect" and "how to cope" advice.
It has the best drawings of the prostate and related organs that I have come across.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 4, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is comprehensive and answers as many questions as someone could have. It has been updated (2003) and the information reflects all current studies (from what I can tell).
The information is presented in a very clear, easy to read way, which is very helpful if you are reading this book while under the stress of dealing with a relative or friend who has this disease.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Jordan on November 19, 2004
Format: Paperback
My wife and I found this book to be extremely user-friendly. My doctor suggested this book before I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and it helped us understand the entire diagnosis process. It is completely up-to-date, including nutritional discussions, and it was the best resource we found that discusses all of our treatment options objectively. It was by far the easiest to use and understand compared to some of the other books available--it wasn't preachy and it didn't talk down to the reader. This book has become a well-worn companion of ours and we highly recommend it to anyone that has questions or concerns about their prostate health in general.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jan A. Bergeron on March 29, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Beware! The Kindle edition of this book is seriously out-dated. The current print book was published in 2009 (the 4th edition). The Kindle edition is from 2003, six years earlier! My urologist said, "Be sure you get the current edition." I would have ordered it for my Kindle so I could start reading immediately, but I started comparing the two books and discovered that the Kindle edition was an old edition, not the one I should be reading. I'm submitting this warning to keep people from buying old, out-dated material. The subject is too serious to be reading out-dated material. As it is, the print book is now two years old, but do you want to be reading material from eight years ago? Shame on Amazon and the publisher for trying to pawn off old material.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John Mccullough on July 14, 2007
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There are many treatment options open to the person diagnosed with prostate cancer. Of course, those available options are related to the specific qualities of the cancer. The person diagnosed with prostate cancer must have knowledge of these options, not only because that is the only way to understand what's going on, but more importantly, because he will ultimately be the one making the teatment option decision. The Sheldon Marks book discusses prostate cancer and the treatment options in a clear concise question / answer format. For myself, I relied on four sources to gather the information needed to make my own traetment option. Three of those sources were flesh and blood doctors. The fourth was this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Hendricks on December 6, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is an exellent guide Prostate And Cancer: A Family Guide To Diagnosis, Treatment And Survival (3rd Edition). Any man diagnosed with prostate cancer should read it before making any treatment decisions. After my biopsy confirmed cancer, my doctor asked me to read this book prior to our meeting regarding treatment. It was a great help and alleviated some fear. If you are in a relationship, your wife/partner should read it also. Another book you should read is Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer, Second Edition. Both books should be required reading for all men.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Adolph L. Gelb, Jr. on October 30, 2009
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Prostate and Cancer: A Family Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and SurvivalIfound the book very informitive, and well written for a layman to understand, It was written in a question and answer foremat and seemed to ask and answer questions that a man or his family woould want to know about Prostate Cancer. I would recommend this book to any man and his family . I think that after they read the book they would feel less alarmed about Prostrate Cancer and what they can do to help cure or stop the cancer from spreading/
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