Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a common side effect of treatment for prostate cancer. Every man who experiences erectile dysfunction following treatment should be able to access the best information, services, support and products to help deal with it. However, we are hearing from men and clinicians that this is not always the case.

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Campaign update

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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.

We're working with health professionals at the Royal Marsden on this project. Several experts have written guidelines on managing erectile dysfunction which we are championing among health professionals to improve the care men receive.

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What are we doing?

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.

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Find out more

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


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