Making a decision about which prostate cancer treatment option to move forward with can be extremely confusing. There are a lot of treatment options available and it is sometimes hard to understand what the pros and cons of each are. The good news is, if you are focused on your biochemical disease free rate of return of cancer, or the chance you will not have cancer after your procedure is complete, most therapy options are pretty equal:
Most men however, are as equally worried about their level of quality of life after their prostate cancer procedure. They ask, “Will I regain the same erection and urinary function I had before my procedure?” This is where the choice made on which prostate cancer treatment option to move forward with matters the most, because there is such a wide range between them. Impotency ratings, or lack of erection sufficient for penetration, can range from the following:
Incontinency ratings, or urinary leakage, amongst the different treatment options can range from:
All prostate cancer treatment options and potential outcomes and complications should be discussed with a qualified healthcare professional.
For a more in depth conversation about all of your options for prostate cancer treatment, call one of our nurses today at 877-653-1829.
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