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How effective is injection therapy for erectile dysfunction with each type of prostate cancer treatment?

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If oral erectile dysfunction drugs fail, injections into the penis can be an effective form of treatment for men who have undergone surgery or who have received radiation therapy (whether by external beam or seed implants) for prostate cancer.

Overall, up to 80% of men will regain erections with the use of injection treatments. Side effects include occasional pain due to one of the drugs used for injection therapy, and the development of scar tissue.

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

drugs.com. 

American Urological Association.

Medicinenet.com.

News release, FDA.

Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 13, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

drugs.com. 

American Urological Association.

Medicinenet.com.

News release, FDA.

Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 13, 2019

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