Title Androgen Deprivation Therapy, 2/e
Subtitle An Essential Guide for Prostate Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones
Author Richard J. Wassersug, John W. Robinson, Lauren M. Walker
ISBN 9780826183910
List price USD 19.95
Price outside India Available on Request
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 190
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Demos Health Publishing
Published in India by Demos Health Publishing
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Sales territory Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Status New Arrival
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Praise for Androgen Deprivation Therapy:

“Every man who is a candidate for ADT needs to read this outstanding book.”

–Patrick C. Walsh, MD, University Distinguished Service Professor of Urology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institution

“This new and updated second edition will again be an important and valuable resource for the vast majority of men who are faced with the need to start ADT for treatment of progressive and advanced forms of prostate cancer – whether for a few months or for the rest of their lives. It is a book we will again recommend to patients when they ask us about issues related to life on ADT.”

—E. Michael D. (“Mike”) Scott Co-Founder and President Prostate Cancer International


Description:

This expanded new edition of Androgen Deprivation Therapy remains the only guide written exclusively about the side effects of hormone therapy. This is a comprehensive workbook for prostate cancer patients and their loved ones, filled with practical advice from experts in the field. The book covers a wealth of strategies to help men cope with ADT and maintain a good quality of life while on this treatment. It is not only an informational manual, but a guide for both patients and partners about ways to make changes in their own lives that can keep them healthy and positive when the patient is on ADT.

New to this Edition:

  • Updates to every chapter, including an extensive update on the various drugs used for androgen deprivation
  • Suggestions for managing the physical side effects of ADT, such as hot flashes, weight gain, muscle loss, and fatigue
  • Strategies to handle the emotional side effects, including coping with mood swings and depression
  • Advice on how to maintain intimacy despite reduced libido and difficulties with erections
  • A new chapter on the psychological and relational impact of ADT on gay men
  • Exercises, activities, worksheets, and other tools to promote discussion and inspire sustainable behavioral changes that can reduce the burden of ADT


Contents:

Foreword by Paul F. Schellhammer, MD, FACS

Preface by Richard J. Wassersug, Lauren M. Walker, and John W. Robinson

Introduction • Before You Begin • Will Reading This Book Make Me More or Less Anxious? • I Have Never Read a Manual Before—Why Start Now? • How to Read This Book • What Are Your Values? • Where to Go for Further Information • Moving Forward: Questions for Discussion

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Chapter 1. Androgen Deprivation Therapy • What Is ADT? • Testosterone and DHT • Moving Forward: Questions for Discussion

Chapter 2. Physical Side Effects • Hot Flashes • Medications • Counseling • Activity: Abdominal Breathing • Activity: Hot Flash Diary • Weaker Bones • Weight Gain and Muscle Loss • Diabetes • Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Risk • Anemia and Fatigue • Breast Growth • Genital Shrinkage • Loss of Body Hair • Other Possible Side Effects • Activity: Pros/Cons Table • Activity: Action Plan • Activity: Goal Setting and Confidence • Activity: Side Effects Self-Assessment • Physical Side Effects: Essentials • Moving Forward: Questions for Discussion

Chapter 3. Exercise • Exercising Safely • Warm-Up Exercises • Aerobic Exercises • Resistance Training • Keeping Your Bones Healthy • Yoga and Tai Chi • Cool Down • Making the Decision to Exercise • Activity: Pros/Cons Table • Activity: Matching Meaning and Change Using Self-Statements • Preparing to Successfully Begin Exercising • Activity: Action Plan • Activity: Goal Setting and Confidence • Maintaining Your Motivation • Activity: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Starting and Maintaining an Exercise Program • Exercise: Essentials • Moving Forward: Questions for Discussion

Chapter 4. Healthy Eating • Reading Food Labels • Fats • Protein • Carbohydrates • Determining Your Current BMI • Estimating Your Nutritional Needs • Omega-3 Fatty Acids • Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements • Omega-6 Fatty Acids • Soy • Vitamin D • How Do I Get Enough Vitamin D? • Phytonutrients • Polyphenols • Punicalagin and Ellagic Acid • Lycopene • Activity: Pros/Cons Table • Activity: Action Plan • Activity: Goal Setting and Confidence • Healthy Eating: Essentials • Moving Forward: Questions for Discussion

Chapter 5. Effects on Psychological Well-Being • Emotional Distress • Emotional Expression • Activity: Self-Assessment—Screening for Emotional Distress • Depression • Anxiety • Activity: Progressive Muscle Relaxation • Activity: Mindfulness Meditation • Instructions • Further Developing Your Mindfulness Practice • Fatigue • Grief • Cognition • Activity: Pros/Cons Table • Activity: Action Plan • Activity: Goal Setting and Confidence • Effects on Psychological Well-Being: Essentials • Moving Forward: Questions for Discussion

Chapter 6. Effects on Intimate Relationships and Sexuality • ADT Lowers Libido • Staying Close in Nonsexual Ways • Making Time for Intimacy • Dating • Maintaining a Sexual Relationship • Suggestions for Enjoying Sensual Pleasure With Low Libido • Orgasms Without Ejaculation • Sex: Beyond Intercourse • Using Sexual Aids and Sex Toys • Treatments for ED • General Comments on Using Erectile Assistive Aids • Activity: Beliefs Awareness • Activity: Pros/Cons Table • Activity: Action Plan • Activity: Goal Setting and Confidence

Chapter 7. Impact on Committed Relationships • Potential Changes in the Relationship • Differences in Coping Style • Increased Self-Doubt • Activity: Pros/Cons Table • Activity: Action Plan • Activity: Goal Setting and Confidence • Impact on Committed Relationships: Essentials • Moving Forward: Questions for Discussion

Chapter 8. Unique Considerations for Gay Relationships • ADT May Impact Committed Relationships for Gay Men • Activity: Pros/Cons Table • Activity: Action Plan • Activity: Goal Setting and Confidence • Unique Considerations for Gay Relationships: Essentials • Moving Forward: Questions for Discussion

Chapter 9. Conclusion: Staying Healthy

Appendix • Drug Chart • PSA Chart • Hot Flash Diary • Pros/Cons Table • Action Plan • Goal Setting and Confidence • Side Effects Self-Assessment • Screening for Emotional Distress Mood Questionnaire • Beliefs Awareness Exercise

Glossary

Resources

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

 

Target Audience:

Useful for both patients and partners about ways to make changes in their own lives that can keep them healthy and positive when the patient is on ADT.

 
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