Chapter 7. Prostate Cancer

  1. Chris Dawson Consultant Urological Surgeon1 and
  2. Hugh N. Whitfield Consultant Urological Surgeon2
  1. Chris Dawson Consultant Urological Surgeon

Published Online: 29 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312782.ch7

ABC of Urology, Second Edition

ABC of Urology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Dawson, C. (2006) Prostate Cancer, in ABC of Urology, Second Edition (eds C. Dawson and H. N. Whitfield), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312782.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Edith Cavell Hospital, Peterborough, UK

  2. 2

    Harold Hopkins Department of Urology, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK

Author Information

  1. Edith Cavell Hospital, Peterborough, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 SEP 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139595

Online ISBN: 9781444312782

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Keywords:

  • prostate cancer;
  • prostate cancer, common cancer in men in United Kingdom;
  • benign prostatic hyperplasia;
  • digital rectal examination of the prostate;
  • computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, in staging prostate cancer;
  • active surveillance, preserving quality of life;
  • external beam radiotherapy;
  • brachytherapy, involving implantation of permanent radioactive seeds;
  • metastatic prostate cancer

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Epidemiology

  • Symptoms and signs

  • Investigation

  • Role of screening for prostate cancer

  • Management of prostate cancer

  • Localised prostate cancer

  • Locally advanced prostate cancer

  • Metastatic prostate cancer

  • Palliative care