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Posted On Sep 25 2017 by

# Prostate Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction Prostate cancer is not a cause of erectile dysfunction (or ED). However, treatments for the disease can cause it. The current methods of treating prostate cancer. including surgery with radical prostatectomy (removal of the entire prostate gland ), radiation therapy — whether by external beam or brachytherapy (seed implant) — and hormone therapy, can all cause ED . When Can Erectile Dysfunction Occur After Prostate Cancer Treatment? Radical prostatectomy. Erectile dysfunction can begin immediately following the removal of the entire prostate and surrounding tissues, whether the nerve-sparing or non-nerve-sparing technique is used. If the …