Month: August 2015

Telling the Truth About Post-Radiation Sexual Problems

Radiation treatments for prostate cancer are used in many different forms, both beam radiation and seed implants: EBRT (External Beam Radiation Therapy IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) 3D-CRT (3D Conformal Radiation Therapy) SBRT (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy) Proton beam Brachytherapy (radioactive seed implants, either permanent or a single treatment of high dose rate brachytherapy, or keep reading

ED After TRUS Biopsy of the Prostate

No one looks forward to a transrectal ultrasound-guided (TRUS) needle biopsy of the prostate. Probably the most dreaded part is the pain factor, which for decades went largely unacknowledged or understated by the physicians doing the procedure. Thank goodness today’s urologists can administer an injection called a periprostatic nerve block. Patients should ask their urologist keep reading

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