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But with prostate cancerthe potential side effects can be particularly concerning to men who are trying to decide which approach is right for them. Despite the angst these issues may cause, experts say most of these side effects can be managed and many "Sexually active prostate cancer" have a good chance of returning to a full sex life after prostate cancer treatment. Following surgery, many men experience erectile dysfunction EDbut for many, the disruption is temporary.

Nerves damaged during surgery may result in erectile dysfunction. A nerve-sparing prostatectomy may reduce the chances of nerve damage. Prostate cancer may also be treated with various types of radiation therapy— brachytherapyexternal beam radiation or stereotactic body radiation therapy.

Each type of therapy causes somewhat different side effects. About half of all prostate cancer patients who undergo any Sexually active prostate cancer these types of radiation therapy are likely to develop erectile dysfunction, according to a article published in Advances in Radiation Oncology.

With radiation, erections are usually less affected in the beginning, but over time—months or, sometimes, years—sexual dysfunction may develop.

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