In his latest book, PROSTATE CANCER 20/20: A Practical Guide to Understanding Management Options for Patients and Their Families, Dr. Andrew Siegel guides the reader on how to navigate a prostate cancer diagnosis. The pros and cons of each treatment option are outlined, so the patient can be a full participant in the therapeutic process and make the best decisions possible.
Helps choose the best treatment after initial diagnosis
Helps choose the optimal secondary or tertiary treatment, if initial treatment has failed
Explains how to treat urinary and/or sexual issues due to prostate cancer therapy
Details recent advances in prostate cancer therapy
PROSTATE CANCER 20/20 is an easy-to-read guide to prostate cancer and its treatment options.
Every case of prostate cancer is unique – with so many treatments available, the choices can be overwhelming. For that reason, Dr. Siegel's main objective with this book is to help the patient successfully navigate the process of diagnosis, treatment and post-surgical management.
A significant portion of the book is dedicated to the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment option. Each is impartially reviewed in order to empower the patient to be an informed participant in his therapeutic journey. This will enable the patient and his loved ones to make better decisions.
Furthermore, PROSTATE CANCER 20/20 reviews the incredible advances in treatment options that have happened in recent years. These include improvements in screening and diagnostic testing, sophisticated imaging techniques, advances in genetic testing, numerous new medications and advances in surgery, including radiation and focal therapies. Likewise, a section is also dedicated to the new paradigm of “active surveillance.”
Most patients with prostate cancer have an excellent prognosis, therefore, the long-term consequences of the disease are often the side effects of treatment. In light of that, Dr. Siegel provides in-depth information on the most common complications following treatment — typically erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence.
Thankfully, these conditions can be successfully managed through a variety of means detailed within the book and with programs here at the Private Gym.