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Complementary and Alternative Medicines in Prostate Cancer: A Comprehensive Approach

Complementary and Alternative Medicines in Prostate Cancer: A Comprehensive Approach

Pages: 306

Publisher: CRC Press

Year of Publication: 2016

Author(s) : K. B. Harikumar

Book Description:

Recent global cancer statistical data has clearly indicated that prostate cancer is currently the second most frequently diagnosed cancer (at 15% of all male cancers) and globally the sixth leading cause of cancer death in males. This book is a summary of prostate cancer, covering its incidence, epidemiology, and current treatment options. It also serves as an up-to-date review of the status of currently available alternative and complementary medicines for treating prostate cancer, including various plant extracts, herbal formulations, natural products, yoga, acupuncture, Ayurveda, homeopathy, and Siddha medicines used in prostate cancer therapy.


•    Introduces the reader to the nature of prostate cancer, its molecular biology, treatment options, and possible reasons for treatment failure

•    Covers in depth the full range of plant extracts, herbal formulations, and natural products currently in testing for prostate cancer therapy

•    Discusses the various types of CAM therapies practiced around the world for prostate cancer

•    Written by a global team of well-established experts in their respective areas of specialization

•    Contains extensive up-to-date and authoritative references for each chapter to guide the reader to further study

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