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Great reference from a respected source
on January 15, 2011
I was a patient of Dr. Chodak's. With this book, I am glad to see he continues to help men with prostate cancer.
Dr. Chodak compiles data from various studies and relies on data from randomized, controlled studies. The book is filled with a lot of tables and charts. There is even a chapter on understanding medical studies. The timeline for prostate cancer is decades. But many of the treatments are relatively new, so there may not be a 15 or 20 year study of survival or recurrence, let alone a 10 year study.
The book covers surgery, radiation and hormone therapy as well as alternative treatments and newer treatments.
This book is invaluable for newly diagnosed individuals or those debating treatment options.