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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