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Urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction are worse after surgery for prostate cancer, study finds

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 22 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1449
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Radical prostatectomy is associated with a considerable decline in erectile function and urinary continence when compared with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) or active surveillance for localised prostate cancer, research published in JAMA shows.1

The authors of two new studies concluded that different treatment strategies for localised prostate cancer were associated with distinct patterns of side effects and said that doctors should use this information to help men make informed decisions in line with their individual preference.

The first prospective cohort …

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