Radical retropubic prostatectomy patients' quality of life analysis within the first year after the surgery

O. B. Loran, E. I. Veliev, V. A. Nyakhin
2020 Onkourologiâ  
Radical retropubic prostatectomy is one of the most often used treatments for localized prostate cancer. An important part of surgery follow-up is quality of life assessment. Surveys before the prostatectomy and every 3 months (up to one year) after it were made. The matters of incontinence, erectile and bowel dysfunction and the worry caused by them and their influence on social activity and quality of life were focused on. None of the patients showed heavy incontinence. Only 23.1% of patients
more » ... had to use adult diapers from time to time one year after the surgery. One year after the surgery none of the patients expressed any regret regarding the treatment choice or its aftermath. Radical retropubic prostatectomy for prostate cancer being made in centers where it's a routine surgery doesn't lead to any substantial incontinence or quality of life degradation.
doi:10.17650/1726-9776-2005-1-2-50-53 doaj:a94f1df171284db190f6b9b2ad813e7b fatcat:zosujoxnrfaf3bbpdnfhkmd2hi