After Treatment for Prostate Cancer
Some men who receive treatment for prostate cancer have side effects caused by treatment. These side effects may include incontinence (the inability to control urination), bowel problems, impotence (the inability to get an erection), infertility (the inability to father a child), hormonal changes, and side effects of chemotherapy, such as fatigue. Men receiving treatment for prostate cancer may have one or more of these side effects. However, not every man has every side effect; some men have few or none.
A Team Approach to Prostate Cancer
by Alan M. Nieder, MD
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin-related cancer in American men. In 2009, over 200,000 men are estimated to be diagnosed with the disease. While prostate cancer can be an aggressive cancer, currently most men are diagnosed at an early and curable stage.
Sports Heros "Team Up" Against Prostate Cancer
Spokespersons Len Dawson, Julius Erving, Stan Musial and Chi Chi Rodriguez are spreading the word about prostate cancer as well as new diagnosis and treatment options. Hopefully, basketball, baseball, football, golf and other sports fans will get the message that, if detected early enough, prostate cancer can be successfully treated and cured.