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Get Prepared for Surgery and a Catheter

You have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer and have chosen to, or been advised to have a radical prostatectomy (surgery).

One of the main side-effects that you will have been told about is bladder leakage (urinary incontinence).

Most men will have some bladder leakage immediately following their treatment. This may only last a few weeks or it may last longer, unfortunately it is impossible to predict exactly how YOU will be affected.

Approximately 1 out of 7 men will be left with life-long urinary incontinence after treatment123.

Get prepared for:

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Incontinence can often be cured. Incontinence is a problem with one or more underlying causes that can often be cured or improved. Whatever your age seeking help is always advisable. Take the first step to getting help by contacting a health professional or continence organisation in your country.

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