Recovery of erectile/sexual function after surgical treatment for prostate cancer

A new review article in the journal Sexual Medicine Reviews has addressed current knowledge on the topic of penile rehabilitation after surgery for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Sexual rehabilitation after surgical treatment for localized prostate cancer: nine formal recommendations

Two recent articles by Salonia et al. (from the Fourth International Consultation for Sexual Medicine or ICSM 2015) have provided us with a series of nine recommendations to clinicians regarding sexual rehabilitation after radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Vessel-sparing IMRT spares erectile function

While either nerve-sparing surgery or radiation can cause erectile dysfunction, the probability for that for any given patient is always worse after surgery. The recent ProtecT randomized clinical trial removed any doubt of that, if there ever really was any. … READ MORE …

Urinary and sexual healing improved by waiting to start salvage radiation

Salvage radiation adds to the side effects of surgery and may halt the progress made towards healing. Healing takes time. On the other hand, we have learned that adjuvant or early salvage radiation has better oncological outcomes than waiting, the earlier the better (see this link). … READ MORE …

Sexual function no worse when fewer external beam radiation treatments used

The HYPRO trial was designed to detect whether hypofractionation (fewer radiation treatments) was inferior to conventional fractionation (over about 8 weeks of treatment). … READ MORE …

An unfortunately misleading statement in the AFP

Back in 2014, the American Cancer Society (ACS) issued a really rather thorough set of guidelines on the long-term management of survivors after initial treatment for prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

An Eastern medicine effective and safe for ED, maybe

According to data from a late-breaking abstract for a poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) in San Diego in May this year, a traditional type of Eastern medicine may improve erectile function. … READ MORE …