Dealing with the Aftermath of Prostate Cancer: ED

Terry Payton, RN

Mr. Payton presented the possible treatments for men suffering from erectile dysfunction following surgery for prostate cancer. Although Viagra works in some patients, a common therapy is intracavernosal injection. Ultimately if these therapies do not work, a penile prosthesis (implant) is recommended. At the Center for Sexual Medicine we have developed some innovative mixtures specifically designed for men who have undergone radical prostatectomy. These new mixes include prostaglandin at varying concentrations. Historically prostaglandin produces some pani/discomfort post injection. We have been able to eliminate the pain factor thus helping many men regain their erectile function and without the necessity of implantation of a prosthesis. The meeting was well attended, and audience members had many questions for both Mr. Payton and the patient presenting his story.

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