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Behavioral Therapies Ease Incontinence for Men After Prostate Cancer Surgery

Behavioral therapies such as pelvic-floor-muscle training and bladder-control strategies can reduce incontinence episodes by more than 50 percent in men following prostate-cancer surgery, according to new research from the Center for Aging at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Birmingham/Atlanta Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center. The findings, published in… Behavioral Therapies Ease Incontinence for Men After Prostate Cancer Surgery   



Men’s hopes for robot prostate surgery unrealistic

Robot-assisted surgery for prostate cancer has been heavily hyped, and a new study suggests that men’s expectations of the surgery may be too high.

Researchers found that of 171 men facing prostate cancer surgery, those having robotic surgery expected a shorter hospital stay, and a quicker return to their usual physical activity and sex… Men’s hopes for robot prostate surgery unrealistic   



Unnecessary cancer treatment in men on the rise

A new review of U.S. data on prostate cancer finds that despite established guidelines, a growing number of men who should not be getting aggressive treatment are getting it anyway.

Men with low-risk tumors and a life-expectancy of less than 10 years—for instance, men in their 80s or 90s—are not candidates for so-called curative… Unnecessary cancer treatment in men on the rise   



Patients’ race linked to prostate surgery quality

Black men needing surgery for advanced prostate cancer seem to have worse outcomes than white men, according to a new study.

Based on data collected from hospitals in three states, black men who had their prostates removed were more likely to need blood transfusions, stay in the hospital longer and die while hospitalized compared… Patients’ race linked to prostate surgery quality   



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