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How can radiation therapy affect a man's sexual health?

Madeleine M. Castellanos, MD
Psychiatry
Radiation therapy may damage nerves, impair blood flow, or decrease testosterone levels. Depending on a man's individual situation, he may be eligible for newer types of nerve-sparing surgery or more targeted or lower doses of radiation. It is also extremely important to follow all of the post-surgery recommendations for therapy to increase blood flow and increases the chances of preserving erectile functioning.

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