Dr. Mike Hsieh discussed sexual side effects of prostate cancer and treatment possibilities before and after treatment.
He talked about the priorities of doctors treating PCA. Job 1 is to treat the cancer by whatever means the doctor and patient agree upon. Job 2 is to preserver urinary control, Job 3 is to preserve your sexual function. This is commonly called the “Trifecta” of treatment.
Dr. Hsieh also discusses low testosterone. It is experienced by 1 in 5 men in their 60’s and 1 in 4 men in their 70’s. Symptoms include low sex drive, poor erections, fatigue, poor concentration, reduced muscle mass and increased body fat.