Prostate cancer decision time-what is most important to you?

You’d think when it comes to cancer that cure is the only issue. Wrong. Think of the female and breast cancer. They too have to consider options that weigh cure vs. the effect of treatment on their body.

In the male the issue is quality of life and specifically:

  • Continence-regardless of your treatment course there will be some effect on how you urinate.
  • Potency-regardless of your treatment course you will have some deleterious effect on your sexual function.

It is your job to know the effect of your treatment decision on these two factors. The doctors play a role but you have no one to blame but yourself if you have not vetted these issues in a manner advantageous to you.

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