Synopses & Reviews
andlt;Bandgt;MEN TODAY andlt;/Bandgt;face a growing health crisis. More than twenty million nationwide are affected by a prostate health issue, and more than two hundred thousand are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. Many of these problems are preventable because they are related to the chronic diseases of age associated with poor health choices. Dr. H. Ballentine Carter is a preeminent expert in the diagnosis and management of prostate disease, and he believes that itand#8217;s never too lateand#8212;or too earlyand#8212;to make important changes to improve and maintain overall prostate health. Dr. Carter provides men of all ages the one resource that details what needs to be done when in crisis, but more important, he supplies crucial advice about how to prevent a prostate crisis from ever occurring. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Whether a man is in his twenties, thirties, or sixties, he is one day closer to being told he has a prostate problem. But positive lifestyle changes that incorporate diet, exercise, and health maintenance can significantly lower those odds. Dr. Carter shows you how in this comprehensive and authoritative guide, andlt;Iandgt;The Whole Life Prostate Bookandlt;/Iandgt;. With wisdom gleaned from his many years in the field, Dr. Carter cuts through the overwhelming amount of informationand#8212;and misinformationand#8212;on the topic, arming men with the knowledge they need to make the best decisions about prevention, testing, and treatment. In clear language, he explains how to read test results and outlines the management options available for lower urinary tract symptoms; inflammation of the prostate; and management strategies for prostate cancer, including no immediate treatmentand#8212;an approach pioneered by Dr. Carter himself thatand#8217;s designed to preserve quality of life. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Filled with simple and nutritious recipes, easy-to-follow workout routines, and a straightforward approach to demystifying the complex medical jargon of prostate disease, andlt;Iandgt;The Whole Life Prostate Book andlt;/Iandgt;is an empowering manual for maintaining optimal health throughout a manand#8217;s life.
One of the world’s preeminent prostate cancer doctors offers the authoritative and definitive guide for men of all ages for better prostate health and longevity. The book is sure to become for prostate health what Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book has been for breast health—the book that everyone will want to read.
For the 20 million men who are currently coping with prostate health issues in the U.S., and for the 200,000 diagnosed with prostate cancer every year, The Whole Life Prostate Book is the best go-to resource for everything patients and their families need to know to survive and thrive. And this book isn’t only for those diagnosed with cancer; every man—whether in his 20s, 30s, or over sixty—is one day closer to prostate problems, unless he is ready to make positive changes in his health. Lifestyle choices—diet, exercise, and health maintenance—can defy prostate cancer; according to Dr. Carter, it’s never too late, or too early, to start following his preventive program.
Director of Adult Urology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a world-renowned expert in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate disease, Dr. H. Ballentine Carter has packed this book with wisdom gleaned from his many years in the field. Cutting through the overwhelming amount of information—and misinformation—on the topic, Dr. Carter arms men with the knowledge required to make the best decisions about prevention, testing, and treatment. In easy-to-understand language, Dr. Carter explains how to read test results and outlines all of the treatment options available for prostate cancer, from radiation therapy and radical prostatectomy to brachytherapy and Proactive Surveillance, an innovative approach pioneered by Dr. Carter and designed to preserve the prostate for life.
Fearlessly tackling the problem head-on, this guide will be a lifesaver for countless readers.
About the Author
H. Ballentine Carter, M.D., is Professor of Urology and Oncology and the Director of Adult Urology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. An internationally recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate disease, Dr. Carter has written extensively on the diagnosis and staging of prostate cancer, pioneered the concept of PSA rate of change (PSA velocity) as a marker of prostate cancer presence, and directs the Proactive Surveillance Program for prostate cancer at Johns Hopkins—a program designed to select men who are thought to have small volume cancers. These men then have the option to be carefully monitored as an alternative to immediate surgery. Dr. Carter has had research and opinion articles published in The Journal of Urology, Urology, Cancer Research, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Gerald Secor Couzens is the author and coauthor of more than two dozen books about health, medical topics, and sports. He also writes about health issues for various publications, including the New York Times. Mr. Couzens was the cocreator and for the past fourteen years has served as the managing editor of The Johns Hopkins Prostate Bulletin, the popular 45-page consumer quarterly for people interested in prostate cancer and other prostate topics. He lives with his family in New York.