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Patients often choose a method of prostatectomy for the wrong reasons. There may not be a nickle worth of difference of the types of prostatectomy at 3 months.

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The urologist becomes the patient and learns first hand the intricacies of the management of urinary incontinence associated with the removal of the prostate. Diapers or not...life does go on.

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Prostate cancer patients often times value more heavily what they have read on the internet than the advice of their doctor.

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The newly diagnosed prostate cancer patient must factor in the "how you void" issues into his decision making process.

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The newly diagnosed prostate cancer patient should very much consider the potential for "how you void" consequences his treatment decision.

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Before you leave your urologist to "get your treatment" get your monies worth. Sap him or her for all the information and experience they can give you. You don't have to do what they say, but use it as part of your data base for your decision.

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The free PSA may help you off the ..."prostate biospy fence."

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Prostate cancer is "silent" early on in the disease. Having no voiding symptoms is irrelevant and a poor excuse for not being checked.

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Active surveillance takes a special type of "patient mindset" and parameters of their prostate cancer that are low to intermediate in risk.

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If you choose radiation to treat your prostate cancer because it is easier..."having your cake and eating it too," you may be making a decision on the wrong premise.

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