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Can treatment for advanced prostate cancer lead to incontinence?

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Incontinence -- the inability to control urine flow -- is a common side effect of all therapies directed at the prostate gland. Most patients eventually regain complete urinary control. Exercises to strengthen the sphincter and surrounding pelvic muscles can help. These are called Kegel exercises. Medications may also help relieve incontinence. An artificial urinary sphincter also can be surgically inserted in cases of severe incontinence.

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National Cancer Institute. 

Freedman, A. , September 1996.  Postgraduate Medicine

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

SOURCES: 

National Cancer Institute. 

Freedman, A. , September 1996.  Postgraduate Medicine

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

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