Prostate cancer and quality of life following a radical treatment (surgery or radiotherapy)
The side effects of the existing treatments in prostate cancer comprise erection, urinary and intestinal problems. Some side effects are associated with specific treatments. For example, following a prostatectomy, men may present with symptoms of urinary and erectile dysfunction, and men who undergo radiotherapy are likely to suffer from intestinal problems.
Today, new treatments are capable of eradicating prostate cancerous tumours in a targeted manner with a reduced risk of side effects.