||Prostate problems eventually affect nearly half of all American males: cancer of the prostate is all too common, and almost all men over fifty have some evidence of enlarged prostate, which causes urinary difficulty. Now, in a new edition of his best-selling book for lay readers, Dr. Stephen Rous draws on his forty years of clinical experience to give readers the best information available on how the prostate works, diseases that affect it, treatment choices for different conditions, and the recuperation process after surgery, including possible side effects. Dr. Rous explains how the essential PSA blood test an other tests are interpreted. He evaluates alternative-medicine options, different surgical treatments (including minimally invasive techniques), and cases where radiation can be helpful. For older men with prostate cancer, he discusses the age factor in decision making: how to decide with your doctor whether surgery, medical treatment, or watchful waiting is the best option.