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Which prostate cancer treatments don't cause erectile problems?

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Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ED and Prostate CA

Really all treatments for prostate cancer can cause some level of ed.
This includes surgery, seeds, external radiation, hormone therapy. The only "treatment" that does not cause ED is observation!

In brief: ED and Prostate CA

Really all treatments for prostate cancer can cause some level of ed.
This includes surgery, seeds, external radiation, hormone therapy. The only "treatment" that does not cause ED is observation!
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast
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2 comments
Dr. Joel Lilly
I agree with Dr. Gast, and observation, or "active surveillance" is often a real option. On the other hand, remember that we have lots of treatments for ED, so you don't have to choose between prostate cancer treatment and having a sex life.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Agree- that observation is an option and this will not cause ED. Provenge vaccine also will not cause ED, by the way. but off course, provenge is only for metastatic prostate ca.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Provenge (sipuleucel-t) vaccine

Ed is a very common problem related to treatments for prostate cancer -that include surgery , radiation ( external /brachytherapy), hormonal therapy and chemotherapy.
Prostate cancer is dependent to testosterone. Treatment is aimed to lower it to the castration level. Low testosterone will cause impotency, ed. For selected patient with metastatic disease-immunotherapy with Provenge (sipuleucel-t) can be given.

In brief: Provenge (sipuleucel-t) vaccine

Ed is a very common problem related to treatments for prostate cancer -that include surgery , radiation ( external /brachytherapy), hormonal therapy and chemotherapy.
Prostate cancer is dependent to testosterone. Treatment is aimed to lower it to the castration level. Low testosterone will cause impotency, ed. For selected patient with metastatic disease-immunotherapy with Provenge (sipuleucel-t) can be given.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. David Hoffman
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: 5 AR inhibitors

Surgery, radiation, and hormonal blockade all may cause erectile dysfunction.
The risk of impotence is related to the extent of the disease, the volume of tissue treated, and the expertise of the clinician as well as the pre-treatment level of functioning.

In brief: 5 AR inhibitors

Surgery, radiation, and hormonal blockade all may cause erectile dysfunction.
The risk of impotence is related to the extent of the disease, the volume of tissue treated, and the expertise of the clinician as well as the pre-treatment level of functioning.
Dr. David Hoffman
Dr. David Hoffman
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