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ASK DR.K: Prostate Cancer and ED

Updated: Mar 11

Dear Dr. K, I've had prostate cancer. What are my options for treating ED?



Prostate cancer is the second most prevalent cancer in men behind lung cancer.

1 out of 6 men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. In and of itself, prostate cancer is not a cause of Erectile Dysfunction (ED). However, ED often results from the different treatment methods for prostate cancer.


The current alternatives for treating prostate cancer include:



· Surgery either “open” or conventional surgery, or robot-assisted surgery

· Radiation therapy - external beam radia