Before and After Radical Prostate Surgery: Information and by Virginia Vandall-Walker

By Virginia Vandall-Walker

Sooner than and After Radical Prostate surgical procedure is a research-based, accomplished, and understandable source on prostate surgical procedure in Canada. geared toward males with issues approximately prostate surgical procedure and their companions, this precious consultant comprises chapters on getting ready for prostate surgical procedure, the surgical procedure itself, restoration in clinic and at domestic, an inventory of advised assets, and particular sections to checklist own notes and demanding touch info.

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It may also help to support your lower abdomen with your hands or a pillow while you are having a bowel movement. 70762 01-64_trap 10/16/08 4:29 PM P288C K P1935C 44 40 AFTER SURGERY, AT HOME The Catheter You will have a catheter in place for 1 to 3 weeks, and maybe longer. The catheter will drain urine until your incision inside is healed. Your family physician or urologist will determine the best time to remove the catheter. You will have two collection bags: a large one and a small one. The large bag hangs at the side of your bed or chair.

While a radical prostate surgery is a stressful experience, as is any surgery, the support of your loved ones and your health care team can assist you. Most men recover well and go on to experience a very good quality of life. Remember, become as informed as possible and be involved in discussions and plans regarding your care. Ask questions. Talk to your partner and family. Be prepared by getting fit and keeping a positive attitude! 70762 01-64_trap 10/16/08 4:29 PM P288C K 55 51 RESOURCES 70762 01-64_trap 10/16/08 4:29 PM P288C K P1935C 56 52 RESOURCES The men and their partners who met with us to share their experiences of radical prostatectomy stressed the importance of being well informed, but found that not all resources were reliable.

Topics include: what prostate cancer is, reducing the risk of prostate cancer, detection, treatments, surgery, alternative therapies, and physical and psychological impact. The book also contains addresses and phone numbers of cancer treatment centres and support groups in Canada and the US. , & Saad, F. (2004). Understanding prostate cancer. Montreal, QC: Rogers Media. Written by two reputable Canadian urologists, this guide provides a simple, practical and yet complete overview of prostate cancer for men and their families and presents strategies for managing prostate cancer.

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