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New Guidelines Address Long-Term Needs of Prostate Cancer Survivors

New American Cancer Society Prostate Cancer Survivorship Care guidelines outline post-treatment clinical follow-up care for the myriad long-term and late effects that an estimated 2.8 million prostate cancer survivors in the United States may face.

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Diagnosis: Prostate Cancer

by Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH

If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer and have ques­tions about treatment-related side effects, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ll review common side effects from some of the conventional prostate cancer treatments, as well as what can be done to alleviate them or reduce their impact.

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Addressing Sexual Recovery after Prostate Surgery

by Victor Hola, RN

Most men undergoing surgery to remove their prostate will experience difficulty getting an erection for varying lengths of time after surgery. In order to restore sexual vitality, two main areas need to be addressed. The first is largely physical. The second can have both physical and psychological factors. The road to sexual recovery is not always an easy one, but with time, effort, and a little bit of patience, success is possible.

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