Sexual Health

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.