All prostate cancer treatments, including surgery, radiation therapy and hormone therapy can affect your sexual function in a variety of ways. In advanced prostate cancer, the cancer itself can also cause erectile dysfunction by invading the bundles of nerves that lie close to the prostate. The following section will discuss the commonly used treatments for prostate cancer and how they can affect erectile function.
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The following information is based on the general experiences of many prostate cancer patients. Your experience may be different. If you have any questions about what prostate cancer treatment services are covered by your health insurance, please contact your health care provider or health insurance provider.
If your loved one did not have any erection problems before treatment, he was probably able to become aroused without any touching or direct stimulation. That may change after treatment. Scroll down this entire page for links to many helpful articles.
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Some prostate cancer treatments can have an effect on orgasms and ejaculation. Find out more about why this happens. Hormone therapy can change the intensity of orgasms. Men who have had hormone therapy or radiotherapy, might produce less semen or no semen a dry orgasm.
Cancer treatment can interfere with ejaculation by damaging the nerves that control the prostate, seminal vesicles, and the opening to the bladder. It can also stop semen from being made in the prostate and seminal vesicles, or it can cut off the path that semen normally takes out of the body. Despite this, a man can still feel the sensation of pleasure that makes an orgasm.