Frequently Asked Questions About Prostate Cancer
What is Prostate Cancer?
What are the Signs of Prostate Cancer?
What Causes Prostate Cancer?
Do the Radiation Therapy Treatments Hurt?
Can I be Around Children or Pregnant Women During My Radiation Course?
How Long Do the Daily Radiation Treatments Take?
Are There Any Restrictions While on Treatment or After IMRT Treatment?
How is Radiation Used to Treat Prostate Cancer?
Can I Still Maintain My Sexual Activity While on Treatment?
Erectile dysfunction is a possible side effect of radiation therapy; however it is less common in radiation therapy patients than in patients who choose surgery alone. The probability of dysfunction is dependent on various factors, such as diabetes and heart disease. Other treatments, such as hormone therapy, can also influence the risk of dysfunction. You should discuss with your treatment team what is best for you.