The fear and pain that come with prostate cancer and the radical prostatectomy that often accompanies it can crush any man’s spirits. But to add insult to injury, many men experience incontinence that can last more than a year after the surgery. A few simple exercises, however, can help end any Depends dependence. According to a recent British Journal of Urology International review of 11 different trials, men who perform Kegel exercises can strengthen their pelvic muscles and regain bladder control much more quickly following a radical prostatectomy. Studies say the same exercises can help women recover bladder control following childbirth or a hysterectomy.