Prostate Cancer Reality Check: How to Avoid Overdiagnosis, Ineffective Treatments, and Keep Your Erections Carole Schroeder

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Published: December 10th 2011

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157 pages


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Prostate Cancer Reality Check: How to Avoid Overdiagnosis, Ineffective Treatments, and  Keep Your Erections  by  Carole Schroeder

Prostate Cancer Reality Check: How to Avoid Overdiagnosis, Ineffective Treatments, and Keep Your Erections by Carole Schroeder
December 10th 2011 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 157 pages | ISBN: | 10.45 Mb

This book demystifies the confusing news and inaccurate medical information about prostate cancer. It provides easy, down-to-earth steps that help men and their partners avoid overdiagnosis and ineffective treatments that do not prolong life.

FewMoreThis book demystifies the confusing news and inaccurate medical information about prostate cancer. It provides easy, down-to-earth steps that help men and their partners avoid overdiagnosis and ineffective treatments that do not prolong life. Few people understand that over a million men have been unnecessarily diagnosed with prostate cancer since the PSA test was invented. Nor do people understand how unnecessary and ineffective early diagnosis and aggressive treatments of prostate cancer really are.

Although less than 3% of US men die of prostate cancer each year (median age at death is 80), nearly all men are socialized to believe they are at risk of dying of slow growing prostate cancer. Worse, most men diagnosed with early prostate cancer submit to harmful aggressive medical/surgical treatments because they believe prostate cancer will kill them. This belief is not an accident, and Prostate Cancer Reality Check explains how we are scared into PSA tests and treatments that are unnecessary and do not extend lives.But recently, many men and women have started to notice reports of overdiagnosis of prostate cancer, and are beginning to question what to do about prostate cancer.

Which way should they go: PSA tests, repeated biopsies, and radical surgeries or radiation when a problem is found? Or should they slow down, get informed, and find out about the ways they can get healthy in order to keep slow growing prostate cancer and other diseases at bay? Dr. Schroeder critically analyzes the research that is incorrectly used and scares men into quick decisions, decisions they often later regret.Written by an award-winning researcher, academic, and clinician with over 35 years experience in corporate, academic, and clinical health care, this book offers an insider look at the confusing world of prostate cancer.

Dr. Schroeder shows how commercial medical interests make sure the public is frightened, confused and easily pressured into treatments for a cancer that will never be a problem for most men. When men do have problems from prostate cancer, they are usually elderly. Yet, most men do not know these facts. In study after study, aggressive treatments like radical prostatectomy and radiation have been shown to be ineffective and damaging to men with PSA-detected prostate cancer. Dr. Schroeder analyses the scientific evidence surrounding prostate cancer in easily understood terms, and teaches the reader how to make informed decisions not driven by industry profit.In the second half of the book, Dr.

Schroeder offers simple steps to help men and their partners safely (and sanely) navigate the confusing world of prostate cancer. Learning how to practice health, not disease, men learn how to turn the threat of a frightening diagnosis of prostate cancer into improved health, fitness, happiness, and even improved erections.

Perhaps most important, this book teaches men how to do something about the threat of prostate cancer right now, rather than waiting until they are diagnosed and pressured into immediate, ineffective treatments that help only 1 in 50 diagnosed men.Prostate cancer is the poster child for over-diagnosis and over-treatment. Granted, if you do not get tested for prostate cancer, you will not be in danger of losing your bladder control or erections from aggressive treatments in the first place.

But since one in 3 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and most of these men will seek immediate treatment, it is important to get the facts before the issue comes up. And it will, because all American men are socialized into the myth that early diagnosis of prostate cancer helps. This book presents the facts from a critical standpoint, analyzing and linking to medical journal articles online. In this way, men can make their own decisions from an informed standpoint.



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