To Cure Urinary Incontinence: An Artifical Sphincter is Better than A Sling

Urinary incontinence is a common problem suffered by many of us post both surgery and radiation therapy for prostate cancer. The degree of incontinence varies from no problem all the way to having no control of the urinary function. Men having surgery find that as time progresses post treatment, they do regain levels of urinary [...]

The Adult Diaper

During the last two support meetings that Malecare has held in New York City, part of the conversation has turned to the topic of incontinence and diapers. We have a few members of the group who have had recent surgery and have been struggling with their inability to control their urine. Surgery, radiation and just [...]

Intermediate-Term Results of a Bone-Anchored Male Perineal Sling for Treating Male Stress Urinary Incontinence After Prostate Surgery

The Department of Urology at the Hospital São João in Portugal examined the intermediate-term outcome (up to 4 years) of a bone-anchored perineal sling (InVance(TM), produced by American Medical Systems, Minnetonka, MN, USA) in men with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after prostate surgery. Sixty two men with SUI after prostate cancer surgery were given the [...]

Male Sling Procedure Can Helps Prostate Cancer Survivors From Suffering From Urinary Incontinence

Most of us will experience incontinence to varying degrees no matter what type of primary treatment we elect. If we have surgery, the incontinence will start immediately while those of us whom use radiation therapy will only begin to effected as time goes on. Fortunately, most of us do regain bladder control, some of us [...]

Incontinence Treatment Resulting From Prostate Cancer Surgery: Muscle-derived Stem Cells Prove Effective In Reparing Sphincter Damage To Restore Continence

Two studies presented at the 103rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA), show that patients with incontinence resulting from iatrogenic sphincter damage may benefit from stem cell therapy. Incontinence after a radical prostatectomy for the treatment of prostate cancer can be a result in damage to the external urinary sphincter and would [...]