Prostate cancer surgery and radiation treatment can save lives. But they can also cause problems controlling when, where and how often you urinate.
Depending on the location and stage of your cancer and the type of treatment recommended, urine problems might not happen at all or could occur and be sorted out within four months. Or they might persist for more than a year. Importantly, there are things you can do to improve your situation.
If you do find yourself dealing with this unwelcome side-effect of treatment it’s important not to suffer in silence because you’d rather not tell someone what you’re going through — or because you’re used to soldiering on alone.
Problems you might encounter after treatment are listed below. Some of these are relatively uncommon so it’s always best to keep your specialist and Care Coordinator up to date with what you’re experiencing.