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Epidemiology of Prostate Disease

  • Michael Garraway

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Nature and Resource Implications of Prostate Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Epidemiological Measurements in Prostate Disease

  4. Inflammatory Disease of the Prostate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
  5. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

  6. Cancer of the Prostate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. F. E. Alexander, P. Boyle
      Pages 192-201
    3. P. Boyle, F. E. Alexander, L. Luchini, T. Bishop
      Pages 202-213
    4. A. Gould, C. S. Muir, L. Sharp
      Pages 214-224
    5. J.-E. Johansson
      Pages 225-238
    6. F. H. Schröder
      Pages 256-265
    7. J. E. Altwein
      Pages 266-274
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 275-278

About this book

Introduction

Most physicians spend their time working and thinking about the diagnosis and treatment of diseases which occur in their individ­ ual patients. So it is not surprising that the main subject at urological meetings over the past decade has been the diagnosis and treatment of prostate disease. This situation is likely to continue into the next millennium. Controversy as to the best methods of treating prostate disease is intense as proposals are put forward to rethink apparently firmly established methods of diagnosis and treatment and replace them with new procedures. Important contributions to this debate are now being made by the increasing number of epidemiologists who have taken an interest in prostate disease in recent years. As a practising urologist, I seldom get the opportunity to look beyond the clinical picture of disease, so it was particularly enjoyable for me to participate in an International Symposium on the Epidemiology of Prostate Disease, which was held in the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, in April 1994. This book, Epidemiology of Prostate Disease is a synthesis of the various contributions made by the international experts who participated in the symposium. As the pace of clinical and laboratory research into the best means of managing and treating prostate disease gathers speed, it will serve us well in the future to stand back for a moment and look, through the medium of epidemiological investigations, at the burden of prostate disease in communities.

Keywords

Cancer prostate Krebs Prostata Prostataerkrankungen Prostate Disease Prävention Urologie cancer epidemiological epidemiology prevention prevention of prostace disease prostate cancer prostatis urology

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Garraway
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Public Health SciencesUniversity of Edinburgh Medical SchoolEdinburghUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-78826-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78828-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78826-0
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