In men, prostate cancer affects the prostate gland that produces seminal fluid, which nourishes sperm. The blood vessels and nerves surrounding the prostate are very sensitive and therefore respond very easily to trauma, including cancer treatments.
Because of this, erectile dysfunction (ED) is the most common side effect of prostate cancer treatment. However, as treatments, especially radiation, become increasingly advanced, these side effects are becoming less common. There are also many promising treatments for erectile dysfunction. For a complete guide on Prostate Cancer, download our eBook.