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Reading a Newspaper

Below you'll find a collection of web based articles related to prostate cancer & recovery, organized under the following headers:



Other  great places for dedicated Prostate information and answers:


Prostate Cancer Survivors and Caregivers Network

Prostate Cancer Wives -  Talk & Support Group

Prostate Cancer Support Group


Mr. 80 Percent- Sexual Dysfunction




II. DYSFUNCTION: Bladder / Bowel /Sex











Prostate Cancer: Types of Treatment

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 11/2019

Learn about the different types of treatments doctors use for men with prostate cancer. 

Prostate Cancer Overview and Resources

From the NIH - National Cancer Institute, explore the links on this page to learn about prostate cancer treatment, prevention, screening, statistics, research, and more.


What to know about prostate cancer

Medical News Today provides MD reviewed information on prostate cancer:



Diagnosis - PSA- Second Opinion 



  • What to know in detail about PC


  • Getting a second opinion.


  • Early detection screening for PC


  • Importance of getting a PSA


  • Prostate Cancer & You Podcast › page › podcast


  • What happens after a prostate cancer diagnosis? - YOUTUBE

Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Information from the American Cancer Society on common prostate cancer surgery approaches.


Radical Prostatectomy FAQ's

Southern Illinois University has compiled this helpful Q&A on radial prostatectomy.


Radiation therapy

Cancer Treatment Centers of America shares information on radiation treatment, clinical trials, risk and common side effects.

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Information from the American Cancer Society on hormone therapy treatment, potential side effects and more.

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

More information and detail from the Mayo Clinic regarding hormone therapy treatment.


Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer

Information from the American Cancer Society on chemotherapy, potential side effects and more.


Prostate Cancer Side Effects

From the Prostate Cancer Foundation, information on common side effects associated with prostate cancer treatment, as well as specific treatment related side effects. 

Discharge information from Dr. Misop Han at John's Hopkins

Overview of the four (4) phases of the prostate cancer treatment journey:

1. Surgery

2. The catheter

3. Continence

4. Erectile functionality.

Also provides a table of symptoms, issues, and resolutions

Finding and Paying for Treatment

The American Cancer Society provides insight into the practical aspects of starting treatment for your cancer, such as finding the right health care team and dealing with financial and insurance issues. You'll also find lists of questions you should ask, as well as interactive tools you can use to learn how cancers like yours are typically treated.

II. DYSFUNCTION: Bladder/Bowel/Sex


Prostate Cancer: Urinary Incontinence

From WebMD:


After a Prostatectomy

This Vanderbuilt Medical Center resource provides information on walking, controlling pain, bowel slowdown, heartburn, spasms & swelling and driving restrictions after a prostatectomy,  as wells as a helpful guide to managing a Foley catheter, including functional diagrams.

What are the actual rates of urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy? 
AKA, Lies and Damned lies (and some statistics)

William O Brant MD FACS FECSM

SMSNA/AUA 2016 - Center for Reconstructive Urology and Men's Health, University of Utah

Continence and Prostate: Continence management following surgery for prostate cancer

Continence NZ explains urinary incontinence resulting from prostate cancer treatment, the pelvic floor and introduces pelvic floor muscle training (Kegel Exercises)

Urinary problems after prostate cancer treatment

From Prostate Cancer UK: 

Depending on the type of problems you’re having, ways to manage them can include lifestyle changespelvic floor muscle exercises, bladder retraining, medicines or surgery.

For practical tips read our How to manage urinary problems guide.

Watch Paul's story for one man's experience of managing urinary problems after prostate cancer treatment.

Managing bowel issues after prostate cancer diagnosis

According to this article from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, bowel symptoms are not an expected side effect of prostate cancer surgery. However, for some men, the side effects of treatment involving the bowel will require further support and help.

Bowel Dysfuntion

This Prostate Cancer Foundation post gives basic information on bowel dysfunction related to prostatectomy and radiation therapy. 

A Healthy Sex Life After Prostate Cancer

From WebMD: What to expect, penis rehab, medical treatments, healthy habits and your approach.

Viagra useful for impotence following Prostate Surgery

From the WebMD archives (1999)



Foley Catheter Placement and Care

A medically reviewed article from with clear and succinct information on the Foley catheter, managing the equipment and how to handle issues that may come up.

Foley Catheter: Home Instructions

Helpful fact sheet for patients and caregivers from Intermountain Healthcare.

Urine Drainage Bag and Leg Bag Care

From Cleveland Clinic, this article describes the process for attaching, removing, and cleaning urine drainage and leg bags.

Tips for Holding your Catheter in Place

This is just one valuable post from that may make your catheter experience more manageable. There's also a forum on this site and a series of articles that you may find helpful.

Troubleshooting Your Catheter

Good catheter management information from the Western Australian Department of Health.

Urinary Catheter Care for Caregivers

From, for caregivers supporting a patient with a urinary catheter, this article provides catheter care tips that will help reduce the risk of problems and highlight concerns that may need assessment by the patients' health care provider.



Common Complications and Concerns After Surgery

This article from VeryWellHealth highlights potential problems to be on the look out post-treatment.

Discharge information from Dr. Misop Han at John's Hopkins

Overview of the phases of the prostate cancer treatment journey, plus a table of symptoms, issues, and resolutions.


Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy: What to Expect at Home

A quality overview of what to prepare for after surgery, from Alberta Health Services, including a good primer on icing.

After a Prosectomy: Post Operative Care

From UC Irvine's Dr. Thomas E. Ahlering, this article on post-op care includes information on leaving the hospital, when you get home and a good list of things you might encounter after surgery.


Incontinence after Catheter Removal

This blog thread from Cancer Research UK gives a few different perspectives on what to expect after your catheter is removed.


Potential urinary and sexual side effects of prostate cancer treatment

This Seattle Cancer Care Alliance resource gives an overview of the side effects of prostate cancer treatment. 

Prostate Surgery Complications: What Patients Should Know

James Eastham, Chief of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Urology Service, explains the side effects of prostate cancer surgery and clarifies how a number of factors specific to each patient affect his overall risk of complications.

Treating Prostate Cancer That Doesn’t Go Away or Comes Back After Treatment

The American Cancer Society explains what options are out there for patients whose initial treatment did not result in a full cure or who are dealing with recurrence. 

Fungal Infections of the Skin

WebMD gives a valuable rundown on various fungal infection types, symptoms and treatment. 

Clotrimazole for treating penis / scrotum fungal infection

WebMD provides an overview of Clotrimazole (brand name Lotramin) -- commonly used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and other fungal skin infections (candidiasis). 

Identifying and Treating a Yeast Diaper Rash

This Healthline article helps patients identify diaper rash and provides treatment & recovery advice.

Adult Diaper Rash

This follow-up article from healthline provides an overview of diaper rash symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention.

Health Boards - Prostate Cancer Message Board

Contributors discuss a wire range of prostate cancer related issues.



Prostate Cancer: A Caregiver’s Guide

From the Urology Care Foundation, this guide provides stories and insight to support caregivers support as they accompany patients on their prostate cancer journey.

Making Health Decisions as a Cancer Caregiver

This resource helps loved ones and caregivers navigate the sometimes challenging decision making landscape. 

Understanding the Cancer Experience When You’re a Caregiver

This resource helps you understand the disease process and provides guidance on the first questions that you and the patient should be asking the doctor and/or the cancer care team.

For Caregivers

Valuable resources, information and support for caregivers from Dana Farber Cancer Institute. 



The Value of Early Walking after Surgery

UW Health outlines the importance of walking early after surgery.

Exercise After Prostate Removal

Virginia Mason delves into why exercise important after prostate surgery.

Tracking Your Walks

Walking Logs, Journals, Calendars, and Apps to Keep You Moving Forward

Does Diet Affect Your Prostate Cancer Outlook?

From Healthline: There’s some research to suggest that diet may help prevent prostate cancer. This article seeks to answer the question - what effects do the foods you eat have on people already living with prostate cancer?

Kegel exercises for men: Understand the benefits

The Mayo Clinic illuminates the benefits of Kegel exercises and a guide to doing them correctly.

Kegel Exercises for Men

From MedicineNet:

How to do Kegel Exercises for Men

This WikiHow article provides a step by step overview of how to approach Kegel exercises.

Health Benefits Of Regular Stretching

HealthPrep offers an rundown on why stretching on a regular basis can make a difference.



How to handle a relapse after treatment for prostate cancer

Marc B. Garnick, M.D., discusses what biochemical recurrence means and what your options are on the Harvard Health Blog.

Emotional and Psychological Distress Associated With Prostate Cancer

A brief article from ASCO Post / American Society of Clinical Oncology with information on prostate cancer treatment, stress and coping strategies.


Men and Prostate Cancer: The Emotional Impact

The City of Hope blog provides patients a succinct overview of the adverse effects of prostate cancer / treatment, as well as and avenues available to address these impacts.

Psychological Aspects of Prostate Cancer: a clinical review

General psychological issues in prostate cancer

An overview of anxiety and depression in prostate cancer

Psychosexual issues in prostate cancer

Psychological issues in prostate cancer related to developmental life stages and QOL




Subtle Symptoms of Chronic Stress- 15 chronic stress indicators

10 Effects of Chronic Stress on Your Health

Holistic Techniques for Stress Management and Chronic Disease

Article from Naturopathic Doctor News and Reviews (NDNR) explains stress and stress management techniques.

What Holistic Therapies and Practices Help with Anxiety and Depression?

From the University of Minnesota, Earl E. Bakken Center for Sprituality and Healing, this article gives a broad overview of alternative therapy approaches.

Gentle Yoga for Stiff Neck & Tight Shoulders

This Youtube guide provides a short & simple gentle yoga practice that can help relieve neck and shoulder stiffness.

Meditation Mindfulness and Cancer - Can Meditation help cure cancer?

From the Headspace blog (guided meditation app), this post gives an overview of the potential benefits of a establishing a mindfulness practice and tips for practicing.

Meditation for People With Cancer

This VeryWellHealth articles gives a succinct definition of meditation and highlights the potential benefits for patients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, chronic pain or other adverse side effects.

Guided Meditation for Cancer Patients

Health Journeys - an online resource providing guided meditation for cancer patients - discusses the power of meditation, yoga and mindfulness in helping cancer patients manage side effects, fears, and distress and support their bodies’ built-in, self-healing abilities. 

Guided Meditations to Help Fight Cancer

From, this prostate cancer specific track is one of many resources available for patients to explore and utilize in their recovery process.

Anxiety Relief Scripts for Relaxation

This post from provides links to a variety of readable narratives which aim to decrease anxiety, manage anxiety symptoms, and cope with panic attacks. 



Chat thread: Anyone been there and done that?

This chat thread from CancerResearchUK offers insight into the prostate cancer treatment recovery experience from a range of patients who have been there.

Chat thread: Husband Cancer

This chat thread from CancerResearchUK offers insight and support related to the caregiver experience.

HealingWell's Prostate Cancer Support Forum: Newly diagnosed with PC? – read this thread first

HealthBoards - Prostate Cancer Message Board

Cancer Compass - Prostate Cancer Discussions

American Cancer Society - Prostate Cancer Surivovrs Network

MacMillan Cancer Support - Prostate Cancer Forum

6 Top Health Forums Online for Expert Support

This article from provides links to a short list of websites and forums with contributions from medical professionals.


The Miracle of You: How Does the Body Itself After Surgery?

From Advanced Tissue: surgical wound healing is a complex process that you can take steps to improve throughout your recovery.

Medical Illustrations - Picture of Prostate from eMedicineHealth

Anesthesia: Frequently Asked Questions

Helpful FAQ rundown from Georgia Anesthesiologists.

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