Before and After Radical Prostate Surgery: Information and by Virginia Vandall-Walker

By Virginia Vandall-Walker

Earlier than and After Radical Prostate surgical procedure is a research-based, entire, and understandable source on prostate surgical procedure in Canada. aimed toward males with issues approximately prostate surgical procedure and their companions, this helpful advisor contains chapters on getting ready for prostate surgical procedure, the surgical procedure itself, restoration in health facility and at domestic, a listing of prompt assets, and specified sections to list own notes and significant touch info.

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A clear step by step explanation of every aspect of prostate cancer gives patients the knowledge to take an active part in their treatment. Topics include: what prostate cancer is, reducing the risk of prostate cancer, detection, treatments, surgery, alternative therapies, and physical and psychological impact. The book also contains addresses and phone numbers of cancer treatment centres and support groups in Canada and the US. , & Saad, F. (2004). Understanding prostate cancer. Montreal, QC: Rogers Media.

IVs should not cause discomfort, so if your IV is painful or very uncomfortable, let your nurse know. 70762 01-64_trap 10/16/08 4:29 PM P288C K 31 27 Pain and Discomfort It is common to have pain and discomfort after surgery. The amount of pain (both incision and gas) and discomfort (catheter and sore throat) will be different from person to person. DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE YOUR PAIN OR DISCOMFORT. Tell your nurse how you feel. She or he will probably assess your pain on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the worst pain you have ever felt) and will give you medication to control the pain and discomfort.

Understanding prostate cancer. Montreal, QC: Rogers Media. Written by two reputable Canadian urologists, this guide provides a simple, practical and yet complete overview of prostate cancer for men and their families and presents strategies for managing prostate cancer. ca. , & Pogliano, D. (2002). A primer on prostate cancer: The empowered patient’s guide. ) Florida: The Life Extension Foundation. ISBN 0-9658777-6-0 Written for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. This resource outlines a strategy of disease management designed to help patients, their loved ones, and their doctors to optimize outcomes.

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