Therapy for prostate most cancers can usually end in bothersome uncomfortable side effects, however with endurance, specialised analysis and therapy, males can nonetheless go on to ‚Äúdwell their greatest lives.‚ÄĚ
Dr. Richard Kershen, a reconstructive urologist with Hartford HealthCare‚Äôs Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute, stated the most important focus after a prostate most cancers prognosis is eliminating the illness by surgical elimination of the prostate gland or radiation remedy.
For some who bear remedy, nonetheless, bothersome uncomfortable side effects ensuing from therapy might happen. As much as 75 % of males who bear surgical procedure for prostate most cancers will expertise some extent of urinary incontinence. Others, 25 % to 40 %, will wrestle with erectile dysfunction.
But Dr. Kershen steered quite a lot of methods to beat every situation. He’ll discuss that and extra in ‚ÄúProstate Most cancers: Dwelling Your Greatest Life after Therapy,‚ÄĚ a free webinar scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 6:30-8 p.m.
‚ÄúThere isn’t a motive a person ought to keep away from mandatory prostate most cancers therapy due to concern of those attainable outcomes,‚ÄĚ Dr. Kershen stated. ‚ÄúAnd, there isn’t a motive males ought to endure with incontinence or erectile dysfunction after profitable therapy. We’re right here to let each males and their companions know that we are going to assist in no matter approach attainable. Our aim is at all times to revive confidence and high quality of life for our sufferers.‚ÄĚ
His discuss will cowl:
- The explanation urinary incontinence and/or erectile dysfunction may occur after therapy for prostate most cancers.
- How urologists consider post-prostate most cancers therapy sufferers for uncomfortable side effects.
- Self-help, medical and surgical therapies.
- The newest and best procedures designed to treatment every state of affairs.
‚ÄúThere are a lot of methods we will help with these situations as soon as the most cancers is eliminated,‚ÄĚ Dr. Kershen stated. ‚ÄúMany therapies don’t require surgical procedure and, if these don‚Äôt work, there are cutting-edge, superior surgical procedures that may assist.‚ÄĚ
To join the webinar, which can embrace a facilitated group dialogue about residing with the prognosis of prostate most cancers, click on right here or name¬†1.855.HHC.HERE (855.442.4373). Log-in directions shall be despatched after registration.