In the United States, one of the most common cancers among men is of the prostate, with recent years showing a rapid increase in occurrence. Doctors predict that more than 220,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the U.S. this year, and more than 31,000 will die of the disease. Because early prostate cancer is seldom signaled by any symptoms, detection is extremely difficult without testing, making information on this and other cancers of the reproductive system extremely vital to men’s health. In The Encyclopedia of Men’s Reproductive Cancer, more than 400 entries cover prostate, testicular, and penile cancers (among the most dangerous forms of cancer in men) and explain statistics, prevention, symptoms, causes, treatments, and much more.
About the Author(s)
Carol Turkington is a medical writer with a degree in journalism and 25 years of professional experience, including three years as medical writer/editor at Duke University Medical Center/Comprehensive Cancer Center. She brings a vast preexisting knowledge of cancer to this project, having conducted significant research in the field and written extensively about the subject. She is very knowledgeable regarding breast and ovarian cancer, and has covered all aspects of women’s reproductive cancer in her book The Unofficial Guide to Women’s Health. She has covered many different types of cancers in The Encyclopedia of Skin and Skin Disorders, Second Edition; The Encyclopedia of the Brain and Brain Disorders, Second Edition; and The Encyclopedia of Deafness and Hearing Disorders, Second Edition, updated, all from Facts On File. Her other books for Facts On File include The Poisons and Antidotes Sourcebook; The Encyclopedia of Memory and Memory Disorders, Second Edition; and The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases, Second Edition.
Charles R. Pound, M.D., is a specialist in urologic oncology and the current assistant professor of urology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.