URO TODAY: Having erectile dysfunction prior to prostate cancer surgery does not affect you chances of surviving the treatment, a study shows. READ MORE>
Pre-operative erectile dysfunction is associated with decreased overall survival and survival from causes other than prostate cancer following radical prostatectomy.
However, pre-operative ED was not an independent predictor of overall survival after adjusting for other predictors of survival.
Urologists should carefully assess pre-treatment ED status to enhance appropriate treatment recommendation for men with prostate cancer.