Surviving Prostate Cancer – What’s Next?
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancer’s affecting men, but today’s treatment therapies offer greater than ever chances for survival. In fact, more than 2 million men in the U.S. are prostate cancer survivors.1
Radical prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate) may provide excellent long-term survival outcomes. However, there can be side effects from the surgery such as urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction. 2,3,4,5
As you move into the recovery phase of your journey, it is important to remember that there are a number of effective treatment options available for incontinence and ED. The bottom line: There’s real help available that can significantly improve a man’s health and well-being.
Finding the Right Doctor
Finding a satisfying treatment for ED or urinary incontinence can be a life-improving event. If you’re suffering from these conditions and not getting the results you seek, talk to a specialist like a prosthetic urologist about all the available options.
Prosthetic urologists have specialized expertise in the full range of treatment options for ED and urinary incontinence. They can be an excellent source of information about the risks and benefits of each, and help you determine which option may be right for you.
Track Your Progress
The Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) quiz and Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM) quiz can be a useful tool in discussing your progress with your doctor.
Connecting with Someone Who’s Been There
Some men also find it helpful to talk with others who have been in their situation. You can connect you with a patient who has had the type of procedure that you are considering, and is willing to share his story. For more information, call 1-800-328-3881.
UROLOGY CARE FOUNDATION (UCF). The American Urological Association (AUA), founded in 1902, is the premier professional association for the advancement of urologic patient care. UrologyHealth.org offers a wealth of patient education and information written and reviewed by urology experts in partnership with the Urology Care Foundation.
EDCURE.ORG A comprehensive resource for information about ED. You’ll find plenty of information here to inspire and educate you on today’s satisfying solutions – including the most advanced penile implants.
MALE CONTINENCE.COM Provides you, your partner and medical professionals a place to not only learn about the condition of male urinary incontinence, but also to interact with others who are seeking similar information. It can be a useful tool in your search for information and solutions to take control of your bladder.