NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Prostate Cancer - page 31

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Prostate Cancer
Version 1.2014
Part 4: Overview of cancer treatments
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Definitions:
bladder. Overflow incontinence occurs when there is too much urine in the
bladder because scarring blocks the full release of urine. Some men also have
problems with defecating for awhile after the operation.
Not all side effects of surgical treatment are listed here. Please ask your
treatment team for a complete list of common and rare side effects. If a side
effect bothers you, tell your treatment team. There may be ways to help you feel
better.
Order of treatments
Some men with prostate cancer will have more than one treatment. When and
why treatments are given can be hard to understand. Parts 5 through 7 give full
details. Here, the terms that describe the order of treatments are explained.
Primary
treatment
Treatment used to
cure the cancer
Adjuvant
treatment
Treatment given
after primary
treatment to kill any
remaining cancer
cells
Salvage
treatment
Treatment given
after standard
treatment fails
Or treatment used
to control cancer
growth
Dry orgasm:
Having an
orgasm without ejaculation
Erectile dysfunction:
The inability to achieve
erections sufficient for sex
Nerve graft:
The transplant
of nerves from one area of
the body to another
Urinary incontinence:
Inability to control the
release of urine from the
bladder
Acronyms:
PLND
= Pelvic lymph node
dissection
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