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WHAT men should know about prostate cancer
Major surgery, radiation therapy, and drugs for
prostate cancer often cause impotence and may cause incontinence....
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RADIATION, Drugs Help With Prostate Cancer
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the same ... Some men did have side effects including impotence ...
A new prostate cancer treatment option
The main risks of surgery are incontinence, which is a lack of bladder
control, and impotence. And with cryosurgery the impotence ...
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Prostate Gland Cancer Diagnosis!
I was 62 years old and I have cancer disease of the prostate gland.
There are three primary health issues related to the prostate:
benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, also known as enlarged prostate),
prostatitis (inflammation and infection of the prostate) and prostate cancer.
I had a 10.8 cancer tumor indicator from a PSA blood test screening during my yearly doctor exam. PSA Risk Range is Normal: 0-4, Slightly Elevated: 4-10, Moderately Elevated: 10-20 and Highly Elevated: 20+.
My doctor sent me to a urology doctor. He did a Ultrasound procedure where as he took tissue samples with a needle probe inserted through the rectum to the prostate. The biopsy samples are sent to a pathologist for testing.
The biopsy tests results confirmed I had prostate cancer.
My doctor said this cancer is very slow progressing and with no treatment I could live another 5-10 years. But, to treat the
cancer tumor, he suggested I could have a operation
to remove the prostate gland or not remove the gland and use External Beam Radiation and Brachytherapy (Radioactive seeds implanted in prostate gland) treatments.
The radiologist doctor said, the chance of cancer remission is about equal between the two treatments. And, radiation and brachytherapy is more forgiving in that you have
a better chance to achieve love making function after the radiation treatments.
Read about a related study in this news article: Prostatectomy Vs. Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer
- Men's News Daily - Guerneville,CA,USA.
Quoting from Journal of the National Cancer Institute...
I opt for the radiation and brachytherapy treatment
as opposed to surgical prostate gland removal because, keeping my potency is important in my sexual partner relationship.