NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Prostate Cancer 2018
[OFFICIAL CURRENT VERSION] From the medical leaders of 28 leading cancer centers united under the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), comes this essential guide to Prostate Cancer. Adapted from clinical treatment guidelines used by physicians and oncology professionals around the world, these NCCN Guidelines for Patients are packed with the latest information, treatment innovations, and resources about diagnosis and treatment. Each patient-friendly chapter prepares patients and caregivers to talk with their doctors and make treatment decisions. Let this authoritative handbook be your guide!Part 1: Prostate cancer basics. Explains how prostate cancer starts and how it spreads.Part 2: Cancer staging. Describes how doctors rate the growth of prostate cancer.Part 3: Treatment planning. Describes how doctors plan your treatment.Part 4: Overview of cancer treatments. Describes the treatments used to cure or control prostate cancer.Part 5: Treatment guide, Initial treatment. Presents the options when treating prostate cancer for the first time.Part 6: Treatment guide, Treatment monitoring. Presents tests that check treatment results and options if local treatment fails.Part 7: Treatment guide, Systemic treatment. Presents options that control the growth of advanced cancer.Part 8: Making treatment decisions. Offers tips for choosing the best treatment.A complete glossary with dictionary and acronyms completes this book.