Those include poorer sexual function and bladder-control problems.
But that may still sound like a good tradeoff for having your cancer found and treated.
The issue is complicated.
Prostate cancer is often slow growing and may never get to the point that it threatens a man's life. But many men want treatment once the cancer is discovered.
These findings in the Journal of Clinical Oncology give men more information on the long-term side effects of prostate cancer treatment, whether it's surgery, radiation or hormone therapy.