Major medical breakthroughs are enabling more and more men to survive prostate cancer. Once a deraded killer, the disease can today be managed with a wide range of powerful new strategies. Now this lifesaving guide by Dr. Patrick Walsh and award-winning science writer Janet Farrar Worthington offers a message of hope to all those facing this illness. Learn:
- The risk factors of prostate cancer, including heredity, diet, and envrionment
- Why a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, and less red meat may help prevent or delay prostate cancer
- Why the digital rectal exam and PSA test might save your life
- The latest treatment options--from Dr. Walsh's "nerve-sparing" radical prostatectomy to new radiation techniques and promising drugs for advanced prostate cancer
- Effective methods for recovering continence and potency after treatment.
"The ultimate book on the No. 1 men's disease in the world...should be in every man's home."--USA Today
"All men--and their loved ones--battling or concerned about prostate cancer should read this book."--Publisher's Weekly
"Comforting, encouraging...a must-read for women, men, and families...tells you everything you need to know." --Elizabeth Dole
"Dr. Walsh is widely regarded as the nation's finest prostate cancer surgeon... Very current...thoroughgoing primer on the disease, full of accessible but detailed explanations."--Washington Post
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Mold growth threatens property managers and builders, as well as home owners and renters. Legal settlements in some mold cases have reached the millions, and home insurance rates are skyrocketing. Some people argue that mold concerns are exaggerated; others are convinced that mold growth is destroying their health.
In The Mold Survival Guide, a prominent indoor air quality professional teams up with a writing specialist to describe mold, to explain where and why it flourishes in homes, and to offer advice on how to eradicate mold while minimizing health risks. The book includes a chapter by two physicians who explain how exposure to mold can affect health.
With clear scientific explanations and expert advice, The Mold Survival Guide is a valuable resource for anyone worried about a common household problem that can have serious consequences.