Incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine. It occurs when the sphincter, the muscle that controls urine flow from the bladder, weakens and cannot squeeze shut. Treatments for prostate cancer, including radiation therapy
, radical prostatectomy
(transurethral resecion of the prostate), can cause incontinence.
The most common types of incontinence in men with prostate cancer are:
- Stress incontinence: the loss of urine while conducting activities that strain the bladder (for example, laughing, coughing or exercising).
- Urge continence: strong, sudden urges to urinate.
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Hear from some of the experts about incontinence here:
September 29, 2015
During this webinar, you'll learn prostate cancer is common and often necessitates treatment which might result in detrimental effects on urinary control and sexual function, the AMS 800 artificial urinary sphincter, and its effectiveness in restoring reasonably good urinary control and quality of life for men whose urinary control has been affected by their treatment(s). This presentation will focus on the history of the device, its current format, indications for its use, pros and cons, and results.
September 16, 2014
During this webinar, Marcy Dayan will discuss the impact of prostatectomy (removal of the prostate) on bladder control. By the end of this webinar you will:
May 19, 2015
This webinar explains what is urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction. In addition to outlining the possible causes, diagnosis tests and treatment options for urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction after prostate cancer treatment.
• Understand how a prostatectomy can affect bladder control
• Learn what you can do to help yourself leak less
• Learn where to get help with pelvic floor exercises
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