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. First, we need to know what support men are currently
getting. Please take our
survey to share your experiences.
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
If you're a man, or the partner of a man, who has had treatment
for prostate cancer, we'd like to hear from
you. It shouldn't take longer than 10 minutes to fill in the
survey. We have a paper version of the survey - please contact
Lizzie on 020 8222 7651 if you'd like copies. Thanks for your
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. As well as our survey for men
and their partners, we have a survey for health
We'll also 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 in 2014.
Once we know what happens in different parts of the country,
we'll campaign to make sure men get the support they need.
Find out more
Please visit our information pages to find out more
about sex and prostate cancer.