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What are the side effects of treatment for prostate cancer?

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The treatments for prostate cancer also can affect your body in other ways. Side effects can include:

  • Bowel problems
  • Lower sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of your ability to get a woman pregnant
  • Leaky bladder or loss of bladder control

From: Treatment for Prostate Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Can Prostate Cancer be Found Early?;” “Considering Prostate Cancer Treatment Options;” “Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer;” “How is Prostate Cancer Treated?;” “Prostate Cancer;” and “What is Prostate Cancer?”

National Cancer Institute: “Prostate Cancer Treatment.”

Prostate Cancer Foundation: “Other Treatment Options;” “Prostatectomy (Surgery);” “Radiation Therapy;” “Side Effects;” and “Treatment Options.”

UpToDate: “Bone metastases in advanced prostate cancer: Management.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 12, 2018

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SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Can Prostate Cancer be Found Early?;” “Considering Prostate Cancer Treatment Options;” “Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer;” “How is Prostate Cancer Treated?;” “Prostate Cancer;” and “What is Prostate Cancer?”

National Cancer Institute: “Prostate Cancer Treatment.”

Prostate Cancer Foundation: “Other Treatment Options;” “Prostatectomy (Surgery);” “Radiation Therapy;” “Side Effects;” and “Treatment Options.”

UpToDate: “Bone metastases in advanced prostate cancer: Management.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 12, 2018

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