The Harvard Medical School Prostate Knowledge site has posted a great Q&A with Christopher Miller (not his real name), a 56 year old real estate agent who was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Miller had a radical prostatectomy that seems to have eradicated the cancer, and then spent two years managing the incontinence that occurred as a side effect of the procedure.
Miller opens up on a number of topics, including:
- What was going through his mind when he learned he had prostate cancer
- His interactions with the medical community that led him to his decisions regarding treatment
- Balancing the options of surveillance versus having a radical procedure
- Other surgical options after incontinence, including options such as a sling procedure
In aggregate, it’s a worthwhile read and highlights a first-person account of some of the issues surrounding incontinence. You can read the whole Q&A here.