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

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You can take care of your erectile dysfunction (ED) with medicine and other treatments, such as:

  • Sildenafil (Viagra)
  • Tadalafil (Cialis)
  • Vardenafil (Levitra)
  • Penile injectable medications such as alprostadil (Caverject Impulse, Edex)
  • Vacuum pump. It's a device that uses suction to achieve an erection and an elastic ring to maintain it.
  • Penile implants

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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