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September 25, 2017 | 5:00pm - 5:30pm CT
I had radiation treatments after prostate removal 8 years ago. Incontinence is now severe. Are there any options for treatment?
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@steve20, Mayo Clinic has a huge data base of information on urinary incontinence after prostate surgery. Here’s an excerpt from a Mayo new release on testimony given at a meeting of the American Urological Association in May of 2015:
“Urinary incontinence is common after prostate surgery. When it’s severe enough the artificial sphincter is the gold standard for dealing with it,” says lead author Daniel Elliott, M.D., a Mayo Clinic urologist. “A lot of men who had their prostates removed 15, 20 years ago when they were in their 60s, are now leaking in their 80s,” says Dr. Elliott. “They are otherwise healthy. But they’re also 80 years old. So the question is: How do these individuals do?”
I’m impressed when I see Mayo talking about “gold standards” of treatment. I hope you’ll press them for an answer to your question and recommendations on how you can rely on Mayo to help you deal with your problem.
Here’s a link to the news release: https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-urologists-to-present-findings-at-the-2015-american-urological-association-annual-meeting/
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