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Life After Prostate Surgery Worse Than Men Expect

Author: Kerry Grens, Reuters Health
Date:
Jun 30, 2011

By Kerry Grens
NEW YORK | Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:23pm EDT
(Reuters Health) - Nearly half of men who undergo surgery to treat prostate cancer find themselves with greater incontinence problems and less sexual function than they had anticipated, according to a new poll.
 
Before the surgery, some men in the study had expected to get better urinary and sexual function a year after the procedure -- a misbelief that the researchers say is out of step with the reality of prostate cancer surgery.
 
"Those results were surprising," said Dr. Tracey Krupski, an assistant professor of urology at the University of Virginia, and who was not involved in this study.
 
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/30/us-prostate-surgery-idUSTRE75T6SB20110630

Nearly half of men who undergo surgery to treat prostate cancer find themselves with greater incontinence problems and less sexual function than they had anticipated, according to a new poll.

Before the surgery, some men in the study had expected to get better urinary and sexual function a year after the procedure -- a misbelief that the researchers say is out of step with the reality of prostate cancer surgery.

"Those results were surprising," said Dr. Tracey Krupski, an assistant professor of urology at the University of Virginia, and who was not involved in this study.

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