Prostate Cancer, A Practical Guide

Prostate Cancer

A Practical Guide

By May Abdel-Wahab, MD, PhD, Director of the Residency Program, Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA; and Orlando E. Silva, MD, JD, FACP, FCLM, Director of Breast Cancer Education, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL


History of prostate cancer. Epidemiology of prostate cancer. Risk factors. Chemoprevention. Prostate-specific antigen and digital rectal examination screening for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer: imaging features. Evaluation of abnormal digital rectal examinatino or elevated prostate-specific antigen. Prostate pathology. Staging. Prognostic factors and predictive factors in prostate cancer. High-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia. External beam radiation therapy. Pelvic node radiation in prostate cancer. Prostate brachytherapy. Radical prostatectomy. Post-prostatectomy radiation therapy. Cryotherapy for prostate cancer. Adjuvant androgen suppression for locally advanced prostate cancer. Prostate cancer recurrence. Metastatic prostate cancer. Endocrine therapy for metastatic prostate cancer. Chemotherapy in hormone-refractory prostate cancer. Investigational agents. Complications of radical prostatectomy. Side-effects of treatment. Follow-up of patients after treatment of localized prostate cancer. Index.