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The Prostate Health Program: A Guide to Preventing and Controlling Prostate Cancer Hardcover


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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press (May 4, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743253485
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743253482
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,878,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Not asking for directions, not going to the doctor: sometimes it’s just a guy thing—and prostate disease is definitely that. According to the authors, it is "the single most prevalent problem in men’s health. Eight in ten men will eventually develop an enlarged prostate and one in ten will be diagnosed with prostate cancer." In this comprehensive guide, Nixon, the president of the Institute for Cancer Prevention, and Gomez, an Emmy-winning health commentator for NBC-TV, argue that a prevention regimen is the most effective course to take, both before and after a diagnosis. Diet and lifestyle changes can prevent cancer, they write, and, "in the war against prostate cancer, there is no greater weapon than nutrition." The authors advise men to avoid the Atkins frenzy ("a cancer-promoting diet") and to eliminate poor eating habits one at a time using the Institute’s extensive Prostate Health Pyramid and Transition Diet. Nixon and Gomez also detail the benign, although troublesome, prostate diseases of enlarged prostate and prostatitis. At times, their text can be dry and dense, especially when they describe the disease’s intricacies. The many useful sidebars, however, highlight, clarify and condense important points, and a symptom and treatment chart should help answer most questions. Most significantly, the authors expose the disease as a health crisis for African-American men, who have the highest prostate cancer rate in the world.
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About the Author

Daniel W. Nixon, M.D., is the president of the Institute for Cancer Prevention and the editor-in-chief of the journal Preventive Medicine. Formerly the associate director for Cancer Control and Prevention at the Medical University of South Carolina/Hollings Center, Dr. Nixon has written dozens of scholarly papers and is the author of The Cancer Recovery Eating Plan: The Right Foods to Help Fuel Your Recovery. He lives in New York City.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Goddess on May 7, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book is written by top experts in the field, with the latest information on what men can do to keep their prostate healthy. It also discusses medical procedures and the latest prostate cancer treatments in easy-to-understand language. Another major component of the book -- besides recipes,information on prostatitis and very helpful sidebars on sex and other subjects-- is cancer prevention. This books talks about what men and their spouses can do to actually prevent prostate cancer, which is so important since most people think it's something that "just happens". But 70% of prostate cancer can be prevented, which most people don't know.
It's a must read for anyone with a prostate or who's in love with someone who has one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By fdoamerica on February 2, 2006
Format: Hardcover
You know you are getting older when your friends greet you by saying "How are you doin?', How's your prostate?" Drs. Nixon and Gomez believe it is time for men to get serious about paying attention to their prostate glands.

In this book you will get the critical information that can help you help guard your health. This is first and foremost the best "preventive" medical book out on this subject.

Diet, that hideous four letter word, is front and center in preventing prostate problems (including cancer). Yes, it is about eating good foods that will protect your health. You will learn how to do a `drive by' fingering (middle index) to the fat-laden, concentrated fast food joints. The doctors first give you reasons why you need to change your eating, (Duh. You're going to die a painful death if you don't) and then they pile on the menus and recipes that you can try.

This book promotes a "take charge" of your life message and then gives you a step by step, systematic guide. To quote the doctors, "The vast majority of cancer doesn't just happen, we do it to ourselves."

This informative guide is extremely well written and easy to understand. The sections on understanding your prostate and the prostate check are worth the price of the book alone. The chapter on prostate cancer and treatments are very good. If you have prostate cancer then this book, along with "Dr. Peter Scardiono's Prostate Book", will help you through this difficult time. Get them both. Highly Recommended,
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Goddess on May 7, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book has a plethera of information on prostate cancer and treatment, as well as what younger men need to know about their prostate and how prostate cancer can actually be prevented. Written by top leaders in the field, with complicated medical information boiled down to very easy to understand langauge, this book is a must for anyone with a prostate or anyone who's in love with someone who has a prostate.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 30, 2004
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This book is really easy to understand, and teaches us men what we should really know about taking care of our bodies.
I recommend it highly.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 9, 2004
Format: Hardcover
dudes:
listen up, from one dude to another...this book has chock full of information about what the thing does and also how to protect it from disease. i dont like talking about it anymore than you do but when it doesn't work that's a real problem. so suck it up and read this because everything's really clear cut and easy in here and then you can have some fun without worrying. and we all like fun.
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