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Staying hard after treatment of prostate cancer

Staying hard after treatment of prostate cancer

The different treatment modalities of prostate cancer, be it radiotherapy, prostatectomy or hormonal therapy, affects a man’s erectile function. Although erectile dysfunction is not life-threatening, it is associated with decreased quality of life, lowered self-esteem and even depression. Erectile dysfunction does not affect a man individually, it affects him and also his partner. Involvement of the partner early in the management of prostate cancer is essential as the couple can adjust their expectations with regards to the return of erectile function after treatment and understand the various, available options of treatment. Sexual function is no longer a taboo and patients want to be able to age graciously even after the cancer is in remission. We will delve into penile rehabilitation protocols as well as the current established cure for erectile dysfunction, the penile prosthesis.

Speakers: Dr. Ronny Tan