Urinary Incontinence After Radical Prostate Surgery (for Cancer)

Following a radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer, men can suffer from stress urinary incontinence. This is ongoing unexpected urinary leakage. More than 50 per cent of men will leak to some extent immediately after the operation and the degree of leakage will generally reduce with time. About one in four men will still have leakage requiring some treatment at three months and this reduces to one in seven by 12 months. Most will only experience a small leak by that stage requiring one or two pads a day. About one in 20 will require corrective surgery.

This article outlines the treatments currently available for men after radical prostate surgery (for cancer).