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Table of Contents

Please Read this First.........................................................................................2

Terms of Use ...............................................................................................................................2

Table of Contents................................................................................................4

About the Author ................................................................................................7

Prostate Cancer – An Overview.........................................................................8

What is Prostate Cancer? ..........................................................................................................9

Types of Prostate Cancer ........................................................................................................10

Stages of Prostate Cancer.......................................................................................................10

Who Gets Prostate Cancer? ............................................................................ 13

Predisposing Factors for Prostate Cancer ............................................................................13

Overall Analysis....................................................................................................................19

Diagnosis........................................................................................................... 20

How is Prostate Cancer Diagnosed?..................................................................................21

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Tests ...........................................................................................21

Gradation of Prostate Cancer..............................................................................................27

Is It Possible to Find Prostate Cancer Early?....................................................................28

Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer....................................................... 29

Treatment .......................................................................................................... 32

Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer .......................................................... 34

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options .......................................................................................34

(I) Radiation Therapy ............................................................................................................34

(a) 3-D conformal radiation therapy with CT......................................................................35

(b) Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT)....................................................................36

(II) Radioactive Seed Implants.................................................................................................36

Permanent Brachytherapy (Low Dose Rate or LDR) ........................................................36

Temporary Brachytherapy (High Dose Rate or HDR) .......................................................36

(III) Chemotherapy ....................................................................................................................37

(IV) Radical Prostatectomy ......................................................................................................38

(V) Laparoscopic Prostate Surgery ........................................................................................39

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(VI) Hormone Therapy ..............................................................................................................40

Orchiectomy..........................................................................................................................41

(VII) Active Surveillance ...........................................................................................................41

(VIII) Other Treatment Options ................................................................................................42

(IX) Emerging Therapies ..........................................................................................................42

Coping with Prostate Cancer – The Action Plan ............................................ 43

Coping Help Sources ...............................................................................................................43

Counselors ............................................................................................................................43

Social Workers......................................................................................................................43

Support Groups ....................................................................................................................43

Financial Counselors ...........................................................................................................44

Gather Information ...................................................................................................................44

Family ....................................................................................................................................44

Home......................................................................................................................................44

Personal Strategy .....................................................................................................................45

Prostate Cancer Treatment and Stress........................................................... 46

How to Prevent Prostate Cancer ..................................................................... 48

Prevention .................................................................................................................................51

Complementary and Alternative Therapies .......................................................................51

Herbal Treatments for Prostate Cancer .......................................................... 54

Cernilton ................................................................................................................................54

Flavonoids.............................................................................................................................54

Lycopene ...............................................................................................................................54

Pygeum..................................................................................................................................55

Saw Palmetto ........................................................................................................................55

Selenium................................................................................................................................55

Zinc-Rich Foods....................................................................................................................55

Recommendations....................................................................................................................55

The Immune System and Prostate Cancer ..................................................... 56

Eating Right and Maintaining Good Nutrition ................................................ 58

Maintain a Basic Calorie Intake...........................................................................................58

Take Protein each day..........................................................................................................58

Drink Enough Fluids ............................................................................................................58

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Enough Vitamins ..................................................................................................................59

Foods that are Rich in Lycopene and Quercetin...............................................................59

Get a Dietician’s help ...........................................................................................................59

Nutritional Recommendations ................................................................................................59

Prostate Cancer and Regular Exercise ........................................................... 61

Doctor’s Advice ........................................................................................................................61

The Right Exercises .............................................................................................................61

Recommendation..................................................................................................................62

Prognosis of Prostate Cancer.......................................................................... 63

Prognosis of Prostate Cancer Stages ....................................................................................64

Survival Rates .......................................................................................................................64

Prostate Cancer – Frequently Asked Questions ............................................ 66

What is prostate cancer?.....................................................................................................66

What is advanced prostate cancer? ...................................................................................66

How common is prostate cancer? ......................................................................................66

Does prostate cancer afflict elderly men more? ...............................................................66

Is there a cure for prostate cancer? ...................................................................................66

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer? ....................................................................66

Are specific men at a higher risk for prostate cancer? ....................................................67

Does prostate cancer make a man impotent?...................................................................67

Is it possible to father children after prostate cancer treatment? ...................................67

A Reminder from Norman Falconer. ............................................................... 68

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About the Author

Norman Falconer only realized the level of risk that men of his age faced

from prostate and other cancers when a close friend was diagnosed with the

disease.

The effect on his friend and, especially, the trauma and other problems that

it brought to his family, gave Norman the incentive to learn as much as he

could about the disease and the current methods of detection and treatment.

Norman feels it’s very important that every man knows about the benefits of

being tested for this deadly affliction.

He discovered that there was a lot of mis-information being spread about

prostate cancer.

Norman hopes that his book will help get the right information to as many

men and those close to them as possible, and perhaps even save a few lives.

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Prostate Cancer – An Overview

Prostate cancer is the cancer of the prostate gland.

The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. Unusual and

uncontrollable growth of cells within the prostate gland cause prostate

cancer. In some cases, prostate cancer can spread very slowly from the

prostate to other body parts.

It might start around the age of fifty, but detection may not occur until the

patient is about the age of seventy or eighty.

The incidence of prostate cancer is not the same among men in all parts of

the world. It is less common in South and East Asia. The highest incidence of

prostate cancer is in the USA, followed by Europe.

It is responsible for the most deaths among American men after lung cancer.

Black men have the highest incidence while Asians record the lowest

incidence.

Genetic factors also seem to play an important role. If your father, brother,

grandfather or uncle has had prostate cancer, you may have a higher than

average risk of developing prostate cancer, even possibly before the age of

fifty. Identical twins have twice the risk of developing prostate cancer

compared to other men.

However, there is no single gene that has been directly linked with prostate

cancer. Many genes work in different combinations and research is continuing

to try to locate any specific gene that might cause prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is more prevalent in men over the age of fifty. It occurs very

rarely in men below the age of forty-five.

The average age for diagnosis of prostate cancer is seventy.

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What is Prostate Cancer?

The Prostate gland is a small walnut-shaped gland, about three centimeters

long and weighing around twenty grams in the male reproductive system. It

makes and stores seminal fluid.

This gland is in the pelvic region in front of the rectum and under the urinary

bladder. It surrounds the urethra - the tube that carries urine during

urination and semen during ejaculation.

Prostate cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the prostate gland.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men.

Normally, cancerous cells grow very fast. However, prostate cancer grows

slowly and, initially, remains within the prostate gland.