6 Side Effects When Living with Prostate Cancer

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According to cancer.org, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men behind lung cancer. Since it is particularly difficult to detect and diagnose, it is often called the silent killer because it lacks early signs or symptoms. There are several treatment options available to address prostate cancer but some of them may come with side effects.

Here are some of the side effects men suffer from while being treated for prostate cancer (source: Prostate Cancer Foundation website):

 

1. Urinary Dysfunction: This term can be applied to both urinary incontinence, which can range from some leaking to complete loss of bladder control, and irritative voiding symptoms, including increased urinary frequency, increased urinary urgency, and pain upon urination.

Find out more about prostate cancer and urinary incontinence after surgery.

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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

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