“Whether a patient goes on to have radiation therapy, radical surgery, or focal therapy, or a whole host of other types of surgery or prostate cancer treatment that may follow, [that] can largely dictate where they may end up on the spectrum of having a bladder problem, a bladder outlet problem, or a urethral problem,” says Jai Seth, MD, BSc, MSc, FRCS.
In this video, Marta Skrodzka, MD, PhD, FEBU, FECSM, FEAA, and Jai Seth, MD, BSc, MSc, FRCS, discuss the associated side effects of prostate cancer treatments, including sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence. Specifically, they explain why urologists should consider these common and debilitating conditions when managing this disease. This discussion is part of a larger forum on prostate cancer survivorship with Netty Kinsella, RN, MSc, PhD. Skrodzka is a consultant urologist and Seth is a urology consultant at St George’s University Hospital, and Kinsella is a uro-oncology nurse consultant at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London, United Kingdom.