EARLY STAGE PROSTATE CANCER RADIOTHERAPY WITH OR WITHOUT NEOADJUVANT ANDROGEN DERIVED THERAPY TREATMENT OUTCOMES ON PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE FUNCTION
Presenter: Osmotherly PG
This module addresses:
Question: Will pelvic floor muscle training improve urinary and bowel
outcomes in men receiving radiotherapy with or without hormone therapy
treatment for prostate cancer?
Conclusion: Men in the ADT intervention group showed significant
improvement in average squeeze pressures at follow up measurements
providing support for the efficacy of the intervention.
Key Practice Points:
• Evidence of bowel symptoms over time following radiation and hormone
• Increasing survival rates raise issues of long-term quality of life.
• Pelvic floor muscle training may improve functional outcomes and quality
CPD Points: 0.25