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Psychological Effects From ADT a Growing Challenge in Prostate Cancer

February 19, 2017

Androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) can be associated with significant psychological effects in patients with prostate cancer. Additionally, these side effects—which include depression, Alzheimer disease, and coronary disease—are often under-reported by patients. Read the article here.

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Video: “Sexual Health and Prostate Cancer”

January 16, 2017

November 2016 Awareness Night Sexual Health and Prostate Cancer Dr. Andrew G. Matthew, PhD., C.Psych Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Senior staff Psychologist, Member of the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care Co-Lead, Genito-Urinary Survivorship Program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre CLICK […]

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Urinary Incontinence Could Be Controlled by an Inflatable Penile Prosthesis

September 13, 2016

Due to the increasing numbers of radical prostatectomies performed for prostate cancer, a substantial and increasing number of patients suffer from postoperative urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction (ED). An inflatable penile prosthesis is highly recommended as an initial procedure, especially in patients with the dual problems of ED and incontinence. Read the article.

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Erectile Function Recovery after Radical Prostatectomy in Men with High-Risk Features

June 19, 2016

The loss of erectile function after surgery Radical Prostatectomy is most frequently caused by intraoperative injury to the neurovascular bundles. It is known that if both bundles are removed, patients seldom recover erectile function. Accordingly, neurovascular bundle preservation during Radical prostatectomy has proven benefits in terms of erectile function recovery. Read the article.

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Video: Dr. Shabbir Alibhai, “Understanding, preventing and managing side effects of hormone therapy.”

March 4, 2016

January 2016 Awareness Night   Understanding, preventing and managing side effects of hormone therapy. Dr. Shabbir Alibhai,MSc, MD, FRCPC,Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Senior Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI) Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI) Asst Prof, Depts of Medicine and Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the U of Toronto CLICK ON THE ARROW TO […]

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Yoga Can Reduce Side Effects Of Radiation Treatment In Prostate Cancer Patients

February 7, 2016

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found that men undergoing radiation treatment for prostate cancer can stabilize and even decrease the side effects of the treatment with yoga. Read the article.

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Prostate Surgery Complications: What Patients Should Know

February 7, 2016

Surgery is an effective prostate cancer treatment, but patients are understandably concerned about complications. Most men eventually recover urinary and sexual function, although many factors affect this outcome. Surgery for patients who have undergone unsuccessful radiation therapy carries a higher risk of complications. Every patient should talk with his surgeon about his own individual risk. […]

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Video: Dr. Elterman – “Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction”

December 14, 2015

November 2015 Scotiabank Awareness Night Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction Dr. Dean Elterman MD, MSc, FRCSC Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University Health Network, Western General Hospital     CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation 1:02:39 hours

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ED Induced by Prostate Biopsy Likely ‘Underestimated’

November 1, 2015

A new study showed a “significant decrease” in the erectile function score of most men after biopsy, and the drop was independent of age, cancer diagnosis, and previous biopsy status, report the study authors. Read the article.

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Prostate cancer surgery may impair sex for both partners

February 20, 2015

Both members of a couple can experience diminished sexual function after a man has prostate cancer surgery, Swiss researchers find, suggesting that treatment should include sex counselling for men and their partners. Read the article.

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