How Is Prostate Cancer and ED Related?

How is prostate cancer and ED related?

Prostate cancer is not often a cause of erectile dysfunction (or ED). However, treatments for the disease can cause it. The current methods of treating prostate cancer, including surgery with radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy — whether by external beam or brachytherapy — and hormone therapy, can all cause ED.

The current treatment options for erectile dysfunction for people who have received treatment for prostate cancer include:

  • Intracavernous injection therapy
  • Intraurethral therapy
  • Penile prosthesis
  • Pills, including Cialis, Levitra, Stendra, Staxyn, and Viagra
  • Vacuum constriction device

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