Side effects of treatment

Unfortunately, prostate cancer treatment is an attack on the body and side effects are unavoidable. They vary from being negligible or inconvenient to being embarrassing and even to being severely disabling. Here are some links:

Radiotherapy

Hormone therapy

Urinary problems
Some treatments for prostate cancer may cause you to leak urine (urinary incontinence) or other problems passing urine. There are treatments and lifestyle changes that can help manage or even stop these problems.

Sex and prostate cancer

Some treatments for prostate cancer can affect your sex life. Many men continue to enjoy sex throughout their lives and well into old age and may be worried about how treatment for prostate cancer will affect them. For information see this link. A fax sheet about this can be downloaded here.