In the UK, about one in eight men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives.
Treatments for prostate cancer can cause side effects, including problems with controlling or passing urine. These problems can range from leaking a small amount of urine now and then to more severe urinary incontinence, which may need treatment.
Possible urinary problems include;
- Leaking urine (incontinence), which can range from leaking just a few drops to leaking in a steady slow flow throughout the day and at night
- Leaking or dribbling urine when you sneeze, cough or exercise (stress incontinence)
- Passing urine more often than usual (more than eight times a day)
- Getting up a lot at night to pass urine (nocturia)
- A sudden urge to go to the toilet (urgency) needing to go to the toilet urgently, and sometimes leaking before you get there (urge incontinence)
- A weaker or slower flow of urine, or problems emptying
Infographic courtesy of Prostate Cancer UK
Date sourced: 10/06/2014