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ED Therapy for Prostate Cancer Patients
Surgery is a common choice to try to cure prostate cancer if it is not thought to have spread outside the prostate gland.
The main type of surgery for prostate cancer is a radical prostatectomy although the traditional treatment for prostatectomy, called an open prostatectomy is done less often than in the past.
The nerves for potency are intertwined with a bundle of blood vessels, which must be controlled during prostate cancer surgery to prevent large blood losses. Thus, a surgeon will normally undertake a nerve-sparing (NS) approach to the operation.
The NS approach to radical prostatectomy excises the prostate without injuring the neurovascular bundles and even if one neurovascular bundle is excised, erectile potency is preserved in most patients though the quality their erections usually decrease, even in patients with erections sufficient for intercourse.
We are able to help prostate cancer patients who have undergone the NS approach with a course of Shockwave and EMTT therapy.
While researchers don’t know all the functions of the prostate gland, they do know that it plays an important role in both sexual and urinary function. It’s likely for a man to encounter some type of prostate problem in his lifetime and common for the prostate gland to become enlarged as a man ages.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men with more than 47,500 diagnoses in the UK each year and radiotherapy or surgery can have life-changing side effects, including impotence and incontinence.
Up to 80% of patients experience erectile dysfunction after undergoing surgery and most patients who are in remission will lose their sexual function through nerve damage following surgery. Many need lifelong medication to restore function, but for some men medication does not work.
Patients at Guy’s Hospital in London are being treated with shockwave therapy in a trial that seeks to help to improve erectile function in patients experiencing sexual dysfunction after surgery for prostate cancer as it has the potential to restore their erectile function by regenerating new blood vessels and nerves helping patients to return to a normal healthy life.
At MansMatters we have already successfully treated men who have had prostate problems and prostate cancer treatment, helping them to enjoy natural erections once more, but as noted above this applies only to patients who have undergone the NS approach to their surgery. You can find out more about this by contacting us now by using the contact form below or by calling us.
According to Cancer Research UK, prostate cancer survival is improving and has tripled in the past 40 years. Nowadays the survival rate beyond ten years is more than 80%.
Early detection and innovation in treatment options has had a significant impact on survival rates.