Prostate Cancer: A Case Report discusses strategies for prevention and treatment of prostate cancer, and the side effects of the medication used to treat this serious health problem in order to provide physicians, nurses, and health care workers tools to better prevent and manage this condition. The goal is also to present the most appropriate information that allows patient empowerment by making informed decisions about the choice of treatments. Through the analysis of a real case report, the book also discusses the main complication associated with prostate cancer, which is bone metastasis, and provides information on treatment modalities of such condition as well as for lungs and liver metastasis.
This book also provides relevant information on diet, physical activities, and the management of stress in order to improve the quality of life of patients suffering from prostate cancer. Although the information is presented in the form of real case reports of a patient suffering from prostate cancer, it can also be applied to other forms of cancer. It also discusses the role of palliative care and palliative sedation when other treatments modalities have failed to control physical and psychological pains, the favourable outcomes associated with cannabis, and the pros and cons of euthanasia and assisted suicide and the concerns raised by the society on this issue.
- Helps readers to more rapidly identify the signs and symptoms of prostate in order to provide early detection and treatment of the disease, as well as to early identify and treat the complications of prostate cancers
- Provides health care providers and patients with relevant information to make inform decision on the selection of the most appropriate methods to screen, prevent, diagnose and treat prostate cancer, and on making the most appropriate benefit/risk assessment for the selection of drugs and methods used to treat this disorder
- Discusses the best practices to improve the quality of life of patients by eating the most optimal diet, by doing physical activity at their own pace and by findings ways of dealing with the stress associated with advanced cancer
Case report 1. Presentation of the case report Case report 2. Other differential diagnosis Case report 3. Treatment options Case report 4. External Risk Factors Case report 5. Paraneoplastic syndrome Case report 6. Bone metastasis and its treatment Case report 7. How to improve quality of life Case report 8. Treatment modalities in development Case report 9. Biomarkers of prostate cancer Case report 10. Euthanasia or assisted suicide or palliative sedation
Dr. Plourde is a senior clinic evaluator for the Health Canada's regulatory agency. He is an associate professor in the department of clinical pharmacology and physiology, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal and at the school of physical activity sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa. He holds a doctorate in medicine (MD) from the University of Montreal, a PhD in experimental medicine from Laval University. His studies led him to publish several articles in highly rated peer-reviewed journals and to make numerous presentations for prestigious associations at National and International levels. He has more than 12 years experienced working on drug safety, especially for biologic products involved in the treatment of various cancers. Since more than 4 years he is suffering from prostate cancer with metastasis to the lungs and bones. Therefore, during the past 4 years he learned a lot on prostate cancer from the medical literature and from discussions with various specialists. The case report presented in this book represents is its own medical history. This book will provide the most relevant and up to date information on the various aspects involved in the screening, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.