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What happens when you have your prostate removed?
The major possible side effects of radical prostatectomy are urinary incontinence (being unable to control urine) and erectile dysfunction (impotence; problems getting or keeping erections). These side effects can also occur with other forms of prostate cancer treatment.
Is There Anything I Can Do to Prevent Prostate Cancer?
Some research suggests that lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
Eat a low-fat diet including plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Cut back on meat and cholesterol.
Quit smoking! Some studies have linked rapid growth of prostate tumors with smoking.
Take good general care of your body; exercise on a regular basis, get enough rest, and reduce stress.
What Are the Potential Side Effects of Prostate Surgery?
Lack of Sperm Production
infection of the surgical site
damage to organs
What Are the Risk Factors for Developing Prostate Cancer?