Comparing Side Effects 2 Years After Treatment1

TreatmentExpectant ManagementRadical ProstatectomyEBRTHormonal Therapy
Erectile Dysfunction (no erections at all)33%58%43%86%
Urinary Leakage (daily or more often)7%35%12%11%
Bowel Urgency (some days)16%14%29%16%
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Results are from a large population-based survey of men with prostate cancer in the United States. (Cancer 2003;97:1653–62.)

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