When researching PCa treatment side effects I have seen the mention of kegel exercises. Is this is basically training a different part of the body to hold the urine? I have seen it in the HIFU discussions. Is this specific to HIFU, or is it part of any treatment? I would expect it to be relevant for traditional surgery as well. Does radiation effect the urination process in the same way. It sounds like it would be a major torment to have to experience leaking if you relax some normally relaxed muscles. Is this as terrible as it sounds?
48, Caucasian, 5' 8", 200lb, general good health.
PSA: 8-7-09 3.22, 11-13-09 4.25.
Biopsy: 32 cores. 3 cores reveal PCa, 10%, Gleason 3+3.
Treatment options being considered: AS, Proton Therapy, HIFU.
Process: Reading Dr. strums book, Determine second opinion specifics.