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How can you get erectile dysfunction (ED) from advanced prostate cancer treatment?

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  • Several treatments for advanced prostate cancer can cause erectile dysfunction (ED), including: Surgery
  • Hormone therapy
  • Radiation to the prostate

SOURCES:

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "After Treatment for Prostate Cancer: Managing Side Effects," "Coping with Cancer-Related Fatigue."

National Cancer Institute: "Radiation Therapy Side Effects and Ways to Manage Them," "What to do when you feel weak or tired (fatigue)."

American Cancer Society: "Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer," "Radiation therapy for prostate cancer," "Chemotherapy for prostate cancer."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 20, 2019

SOURCES:

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "After Treatment for Prostate Cancer: Managing Side Effects," "Coping with Cancer-Related Fatigue."

National Cancer Institute: "Radiation Therapy Side Effects and Ways to Manage Them," "What to do when you feel weak or tired (fatigue)."

American Cancer Society: "Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer," "Radiation therapy for prostate cancer," "Chemotherapy for prostate cancer."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 20, 2019

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