Focus on Prostate Cancer
by Arnold Melman, MD, and Rosemary E. Newnham
Although many men see their temporary or permanent loss of erectile function as the chief change that affects their relationships post-treatment, most researchers would argue that the bigger changes happen – and need to happen – above the belt buckle: in the brain and in the heart.
Prostate cancer experts at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, have developed an updated version of the Partin Tables, a tool to help men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their doctors to better assess their chance of a surgical cure. The updated tool is published in the British Journal of Urology International. This represents the third update of the data.
Recovery from prostate cancer treatment is different for everyone. Once you have selected your treatment option, talk with other prostate cancer survivors who can help you understand what you can expect during your recovery process. Remember to include physician specialists, supportive family members, and friends who can provide various levels of support during your treatment and recovery.