Erectile Dysfunction and Prostate Cancer: Can it be avoided?

The National Institutes of Health estimates that as many as 30 million men in the U.S. experience erectile dysfunction, and prostate cancer is a leading contributor. Before you choose a prostate cancer treatment, it’s important to understand this serious side effect of prostate cancer and learn how it might be avoided or minimized.

Understanding Incontinence After Prostate Cancer Treatment

Losing control of your urine is a common fear when facing prostate cancer treatment. For some men, incontinence can seem worse than impotence (erectile dysfunction). And it’s no wonder. After all, it can severely effect your quality of life. If you’re worried about urinary incontinence as a prostate cancer side effect, having good information can help you make decisions about the best prostate cancer treatment for you.

Video: Targeted Focal Cryotherapy Prostate Cancer Treatment

Targeted Focal Therapy is a procedure that targets only the area or areas of cancer within the prostate. Using cryotherapy, we are able to effectively treat only the cancer while leaving healthy tissue intact. Our research has shown that MRI guided biopsies are not completely accurate. We have performed hundreds of these procedures, with the aim to reduce overtreatment and treatment related side effects often associated with more invasive forms of therapy. This procedure is performed by Dr. E. David Crawford, an internationally renowned board certified urologist and expert on prostate cancer (with over 500 publications on the topic), non-malignant prostate conditions, and men’s health.