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URO TODAY: British researchers have reviewed the literature on incontinence related to prostate cancer and its treatment, as urinary incontinence is known to have a significant impact on health-related quality of life. READ MORE>

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URO TODAY: Quality of life two years after treatment for prostate cancer shows wide variability, according to a new study in Spain. READ MORE>

Radical prostatectomy had the largest negative impact on the sexual and urinary incontinence domains. Differences between external radiation and brachytherapy were relatively small. Brachytherapy led to a moderate increase in urinary irritation compared to the other two groups.

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JULY 17: URO TODAY: Urinary incontinence is more common after prostatectomy than after brachytherapy  or external beam radiation therapy, whereas voiding and storage urinary symptoms were more prevalent after brachytherapy than after prostatectomy. READ MORE>

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MAY 26: STUFF: NZ Health and Disability Commissioner Ron Paterson has called for more robust systems to be implemented at Nelson Hospital after a man underwent unnecessary prostate surgery. The 67-year-old man underwent radical surgery in 2007 after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer by a locum senior pathologist. While the surgery was uneventful, the man experienced ongoing urinary incontinence and another pathologist reviewed the diagnosis and found no evidence of malignancy. READ MORE>

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