2015 Membership Renewal
Assessing Urinary and Sexual Functioning After Prostate Cancer Treatment
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Many men have urinary and sexual issues after prostate cancer treatment. New research suggests that knowing more about possible symptoms ahead of time could help men decide which treatment is best for them.
Researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, USA presented their findings in September at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting last month.
The researchers compared urinary and sexual symptoms after four types of prostate cancer treatment: intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), low dose rate brachytherapy (LDR), post-prostatectomy IMRT (PPRT), and radical prostatectomy (RP).
Urinary symptoms were assessed in 3,515 men using the American Urological Association Symptom Score. For sexual symptoms, the researchers used the Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM) to evaluate 857 men.
In both scenarios, function was fairly comparable among the groups who had IMRT, LDR, and PPRT. However, men who had RP did not fare as well.
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