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London, April 8 /PRNewswire/ - The Prostate Brachytherapy Advisory Group has released a video entitled Prostate Brachytherapy....because relationships matter' to highlight the impact that treatment choice may have on relationships.

The video follows three men, diagnosed with localised prostate cancer in their late forties and their early 50s, who have had to face life-changing decisions. All three men opted for prostate brachytherapy, a minimally invasive procedure which has the same high cure rate as surgery, but less risk of impotence and incontinence. (1)

The video highlights the importance of access to reliable information on treatment options and their side effects, and the impact that treatment choice may have on relationships, in particular, sexual function.

As Graham Robson, one of the men featured in the film, explains. "I was separated when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, but I was hoping to be in a relationship again soon. My doctor advised me to have surgery and warned me that I may be left impotent and incontinent. At the time, I was just focused on staying alive and, if that meant that I would not be able to have sex again, then that was the price to pay.