Let Sleeping Dogs Lie?

What Men Should Know Before Getting Tested for Prostate Cancer

Simon Chapman, Alexandra Barratt, and Martin Stockler

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Format: paperback
134 pages
ISBN: 9781920899684
Publication: 29 Oct 2010

Publisher: Sydney University Press

Read online: Open access
' ... every health professional should consider its key message as a principle (what does the evidence tell us?) in their practice and in their influence personally. The case is built strongly through the chapters: What is prostate cancer and how common is it? What is the risk of dying from prostate cancer? What is the risk of being diagnosed? What increases or decreases the risk of prostate cancer? How is it diagnosed? What are the treatments for early stage? To screen or not to screen?'

Alexandra Barratt is professor of public health at the University of Sydney.

Martin Stockler is a professor of oncology and clinical epidemiology at the University of Sydney.

Simon Chapman is professor emeritus of public health at the University of Sydney. In 2013 he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for his contributions to public health.

Why have we written this book?
About the authors

1. What is prostate cancer and how common is it?
2. What is the risk of dying from prostate cancer?
3. What is the risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer?
4. What increases or decreases the risk of prostate cancer?
5. How is it prostate cancer diagnosed?
6. What are the treatments for early stage prostate cancer?
7. To screen or not to screen for prostate cancer?
8. Some further questions and answers

References
Index

'Chapman and his co-authors, through this well written book, provide the reader with a balanced commentary and navigate the reader through the basics of prostate cancer, management issues, and finally to the issue of that of prostate cancer screening. The authors also clearly illustrate these complex issues through deconstructing numbers and figures that are easily understood for both GPs and patients.'
Justin Tse   Australian Family Physician

Format: paperback
Size: 210 × 148 × 8 mm
134 pages
10 b&w illustrations and 10 b&w tables
Copyright: © 2010
ISBN: 9781920899684
Publication: 29 Oct 2010