Erectile dysfunction

What are we doing?

We want to make sure that every man who experiences erectile dysfunction as a result of prostate cancer treatment has access to the best information, services, support and products to help deal with it.

Since we started this project in August 2013, we have heard the experiences of over 600 men and their partners, as well as 250 health professionals. We are now looking at all the information they have given us and planning what to do next. 

Why are we doing it?

Some treatments for prostate cancer can affect a man's ability to get or keep an erection. Treatments and support can help with this, but we know that not all men have access to the services they need.

This project was suggested to our Policy and Campaigns Forum, which is where people affected by prostate cancer can help us decide what to campaign on. Men told us that erectile dysfunction is an important issue, and that support could often be better.

How you can get involved

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What will happen next?

We're working with health professionals at the Royal Marsden on this project. We'll  champion guidelines on managing erectile dysfunction across the UK. A new guideline for men who've had surgery has now been published, and a guideline for men who've had radiotherapy and hormone therapy will be ready later this year.

Find out more

Please visit our information pages to find out more about sex and prostate cancer.