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
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
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
You can sign up to our
newsletter to keep up to date and find out how to get involved
in our campaigns.
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.