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Post Prostatectomy Urinary Incontinence

Prostate Surgery

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and it’s found to affect 1 in 7 men by the time they reach 75 (Prostate Foundation, 2016). Many men diagnosed with prostate cancer will undergo surgery to remove the prostate which can have a dramatic effect on their bladder and sexual function. Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles (PFM) before prostate surgery is essential to reduce the risk of prolonged incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Evidence shows that men who start PFM training 4-6 weeks before surgery get the best results (Centemero et al 2010). However, it’s never too late to start, even if you have already had surgery.