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What should I expect after a standard prostatectomy for prostate cancer?

After a standard prostatectomy (surgery to remove the prostate), you can walk that night. It is usually recommended that you do not lift more than 10 pounds for a month after the surgery to allow the wound to heal or do anything more strenuous than walk for the same amount of time.

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