The vast majority of prostate cancer survivors experience urinary incontinence following radiation to destroy their tumors or radical prostatectomies – the surgery needed to totally remove a cancerous prostate. That’s why so many of us who’ve gone through these or other treatments are fitted with catheter bags for an average of one to two weeks after the end of our procedure.
Yet anywhere between 7% to 17% of patients sustain urinary incontinence long after prostate cancer surgery and other treatment modalities. At that point, many men are compelled to wear an adult diaper, which is both uncomfortable and embarrassing.
Now a new alternative is available, according to Bob Deerin, founder of a product line called Wearever. As he elaborates in his guest column below, his company manufactures men's underwear that thoroughly and adroitly controls leakage and offers absorbent protection. While I have not received any remuneration for bringing this product to your attention, I thought it would be worth “airing it” with you!