Prostate Radiation Therapy Induces Changes in Penile Bulb, Causing Erectile Dysfunction

Prostate Radiation Therapy Induces Changes in Penile Bulb, Causing Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction, one of the consequences of radiation therapy in men undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, may be associated with changes in the volume of the penile bulb (the bottom part of the penis), according to a new study. The study, “Effect Of Dose And Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) On Patient-Reported Sexual Function In Prostate Radiation Therapy,” was published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology. Prostate radiation therapy can cause erectile dysfunction in patients undergoing this type of treatment, and previous research has suggested that the penile bulb may be related to this negative outcome. However, t
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