Prostate cancer and erection problems
Prostate Cancer (PC) is one of the most frequently diagnosed tumors in males aged 50 years and over and is due to malignant growth of the prostate. Usually, it does not present clinical symptoms or if there are any symptoms, they are very similar to those of BPH, which is why annual prostate screening tests are recommended from the age of 50 years (European Guidelines for Urology-EAU Guidelines 2016) through a blood test to determine the PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) and a rectal examination as an initial screening.
Currently, thanks to routing annual prostate cancer screening tests, PC is diagnosed in the early stages of the disease and several curative treatments can be offered, including surgery, radiotherapy and focal therapy. The choice of treatment for PC must be agreed with the patient and it will be interdisciplinarily evaluated according to the main international guidelines.
- Although we have good treatments for oncological control of the disease, functional sequels (urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction) are frequent. For this reason, it is important to carry out a rehabilitation process after radical prostatectomy or radiotherapy, and in the case of having problems with erection, multiple treatments can be considered highly effective.
It is important that you know that you are not alone, there is a way out for all men suffering from erectile dysfunction. There are many different options available and, depending on your case, the best outcome.