Sexual Health

It’s no secret that cancer treatment can be taxing on your body, your psyche and your family. But one issue that seems to be a secret is what cancer does to your sex life.

How can prostate cancer treatment affect your ability to get an erection — and can the problem be corrected?

Sex may be far from your mind when you’re first diagnosed with cancer and facing so many decisions. However, after things settle a bit, you may start wondering how cancer or your treatments will affect the everyday aspects of your life.

Nearly all men will experience difficulty getting an erection (erectile dysfunction, or ED for short) for a period of time after undergoing robotic radical prostatectomy.

Every couple faces challenges throughout the course of a relationship, but nobody expects cancer to be one of them.