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By Pamela Ellsworth

A hundred Questions & solutions approximately Men's overall healthiness: protecting you cheerful & fit under the Belt is a complete consultant to men's genitourinary health and wellbeing. This crucial textual content offers authoritative, sensible solutions to the most important questions about erectile disorder, prostate melanoma and benign prostate affliction, urinary retention, and coverings for all of those difficulties. Written by way of Dr. Pamela Ellsworth, a well-known urologist and best-selling writer, this simple to learn and beneficial source is for all males attracted to keeping every thing in sturdy operating order down there.

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Cryotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure in which probes are percutaneously placed into the prostate under ultrasound guidance. Liquid nitrogen is administered through the probes to freeze and kill the cancer cells (see Question 25). QXP 3/12/10 2:42 PM Page 51 100 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT MEN’S HEALTH Prostate Cancer has not responded to EBRT. However, it, too, is used with intent to cure. High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a procedure that is being performed in Europe and appears to be an option for lower Gleason score prostate cancers and for local recurrence of prostate cancer after external beam radiation therapy.

2. Provides palliation (symptom relief). Brachytherapy (interstitial seeds) Chemotherapy Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer (Continued) Mode of Treatment Table 7 2:42 PM Some chemotherapy combinations have been shown to improve outcomes and significantly prolong survival. Salvage prostatectomy if localized; hormones if distant disease. Alternative If Fails 3/12/10 Over the short term, if the diagnosis is localized, brachytherapy appears to be curative; long-term data need to be reviewed. QXP 3/12/10 2:42 PM Page 47 100 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT MEN’S HEALTH Prostate Cancer cancer and to treat symptoms, but not cure the cancer) is instituted for local or metastatic progression, if it occurs.

Urinary frequency, urgency, hematuria, rectal irritation, pain, burning, frequency and urgency with bowel movements. Chance of impotence or pain with ejaculation; 25–60% chance of impotence. No pathologic staging; urinary retention; harder to do if have had prior TURP. Potentially significant side effects. Advantages Minimally invasive; quick recovery, short hospitalization; no transfusions. 1. Kills and/or reduces growth of cancer. 2. Provides palliation (symptom relief). Brachytherapy (interstitial seeds) Chemotherapy Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer (Continued) Mode of Treatment Table 7 2:42 PM Some chemotherapy combinations have been shown to improve outcomes and significantly prolong survival.

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