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URO TODAY: You’re a “low risk” prostate cancer patient – what treatment do you choose?

A panel of three doctors – expert in active surveillance, surgery and radio therapy – look at a 62-year-old with Gleason 6, 2/12 positive biopsy samples, small volume, PSA 0.09 and good sexual function. READ MORE>

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NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK: How honest are we about our sexual function before and after prostate cancer treatment? It depends, as Mike Scott writes:

If you want to be able to understand how certain types of treatment for prostate cancer (and other diseases) affect sexual function, you need to be able to define and understand the sexual functionality of couples prior to any treatment as well as post-treatment.

However, this is not something that patients or their partners necessarily greet with enthusiasm! READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Analysis of nearly 100 websites dealing with radical prostatectomy showed the accuracy of information pertaining to sexual health is poor, with many making false statements about the long-term outcomes for erectile function. READ MORE>

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JUNE 28: NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFOLINK: Those who receive salvage brachytherapy report a worsening of bowel and urinary symptoms followed by some improvement at 2-3 years of follow-up, while sexual function steadily declines over time. READ MORE>

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MAY 13: NEW PROSTATE CANCER INFO-LINK:  Older Japanese prostate patients undergoing radical perineal prostatectomy that spared nerves were not greatly concerned about a decrease in their sexual-function-related quality of life, a study of 194 people found.  READ MORE>

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