A Primer on Prostate Cancer
The Empowered Patient's Guide
Second Edition

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by Stephen B. Strum, MD & Donna Pogliano

A Primer on Prostate Cancer: The Empowered Patient’s Guide (2nd Edition) was written for every patient who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. This up-to-date, unbiased resource outlines a strategy of disease management designed to help patients, their loved ones, and their doctors optimize outcomes. This second edition is updated to provide a current, comprehensive and unbiased resource for prostate cancer patients, caregivers, partners and physicians.

The Primer incorporates the unique perspectives of both a renowned medical oncologist who has decades of experience specializing in treating prostate cancer, and of a prostate cancer activist who contributes her insights into the fears and concerns of the patient and who understands and anticipates the questions patients don’t think to ask. Co-authors are Dr. Stephen Strum, a board certified medical oncologist and co-founder of the Prostate Cancer Research Institute, and Donna Pogliano, the partner of a warrior in the battle against prostate cancer and an award winning prostate cancer activist. Together, they address the issues and realities encountered by men and women touched by prostate cancer. Many of the suggestions for topics in the Primer came from men who have experienced prostate cancer and from their partners.

Comprehensive and thorough, the Primer covers the basics of prostate cancer, proper diagnostic and testing procedures, disease management options and a discussion of treatments on the horizon. Between the covers of this 368-page reader-friendly full-color book loaded with graphics, complete with case studies, chapter summaries, notes sections, glossary, index, full references and a resource section, the reader will find the vital information that those who have experienced prostate cancer consider indispensable. Armed with this information, the prostate cancer warrior will possess the ammunition to become empowered and actively involved in intelligently managing his own care.

EMPOWERMENT: Taking responsibility for, and authority over, one's own outcomes based on education and knowledge of the consequences and contingencies involved in one's own decisions. This focus provides the uplifting energy that can sustain in the face of crisis.


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