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Does brachytherapy for prostate cancer affect your sex life?

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If you had no erection problems before brachytherapy treatment for prostate cancer, the chances are good that will still be true afterward. Other prostate cancer treatments may affect this part of your life more than brachytherapy does.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “External beam radiation for prostate cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer.”

University Health Network/Princess Margaret Cancer Centre: “What to Expect When Getting Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer.”

Prostate Cancer Foundation: “Radiation Side Effects.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 20, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “External beam radiation for prostate cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer.”

University Health Network/Princess Margaret Cancer Centre: “What to Expect When Getting Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer.”

Prostate Cancer Foundation: “Radiation Side Effects.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 20, 2019

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