Prostate cancer affects 1 in 7 Canadian men. Diagnosis is made by ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy, usually after suspicion of disease due to an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test or abnormal prostate exam.
Many low-risk cancers can be safely observed and treated if they become more aggressive. This approach is called "Active Surveillance". Treatments for more aggressive disease may consist of one or a combination of surgical removal of the prostate, radiation to the prostate, and hormone therapy.
The Urology Resource Centre provides counselling to men with prostate cancer as well as pelvic floor muscle training to encourage return of post-operative continence.
Radical Prostatectomy - Information about your procedure
After your surgery
Pelvic floor exercises to speed continence recovery
Post-prostatectomy - symptoms to watch for
Urinary catheter - images
Post-prostatectomy Erectile Dysfunction
Prostate Cancer Canada - General information
Prostate Cancer Book - Free high-quality online book by Drs. Saad and McCormack
Prostate Cancer and Sexual Health - Reclaiming Sex and Intimacy after Prostate Cancer free book download
- Discharge Instructions
Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment Tools
- Active Surveillance: risk of disease progression
- Pre-treatment: risk determination
- Post-treatment: risk determination