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Study sees prostate cancer treatment side effects
Monterey Herald

A new study shows how important it is for men to carefully consider treatments for early-stage prostate cancer. Fifteen years after surgery or radiation treatment, nearly all of the older men in the study had some problems having sex. About one-fifth had bladder or bowel trouble, researchers found.

Since early prostate cancers usually don’t prove fatal but there are no good ways to tell which ones really need treatment, men must be realistic about side effects they might suffer, said Dr. David Penson of Vanderbilt University.