Prostate cancer is the most prevalent cancer of men; more common than breast cancer in women. Radical prostatectomy is a standard treatment, but side-effects like incontinence, erectile dysfunction and Peyronie's disease are common. This thesis validated novel imaging-based assessments of pelvic floor muscle function, which were used in a randomized trial of pelvic floor. training that resulted in reduced incontinence and erectile dysfunction. Therapeutic ultrasound also reduced symptoms and plaque size in Peyronie's disease. This thesis addresses a critical knowledge gap in men's health and provides evidence regarding novel assessments and interventions following diagnosis and surgery for Prostate Cancer.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||12 Aug 2019|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2019|