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New male sling procedure helps prostate cancer survivors who suffer from urinary incontinence
Date:8/28/2007

urinary incontinence after prostate cancer treatment which is bothersome during strenuous activities, Dr. Morey said. To cope, these men often restrict their activities or limit their fluid intake. We can now offer these men a chance to return to their daily activities with minimal or no pain. They are the ones who would benefit from this low-risk procedure.

Mr. Yarborough is the first patient at UT Southwestern to be treated with the AdVance sling, manufactured by American Medical Sytems, Inc., of Minnetonka, Minn. Since surgery, he said his situation has improved dramatically. While he admits things are not exactly as they were before prostate cancer, he said he believes the procedure has been tremendously helpful.

Its made a difference in my life, and I would recommend it to anyone suffering something similar, Mr. Yarborough said.


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Contact: Erin Prather Stafford
erin.pratherstafford@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center
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