Doctors Say Prostate Cancer Treatment Can Shorten Length Of Man’s Penis

Doctors Say Prostate Cancer Treatment Can Shorten Length Of Man’s Penis
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As if being diagnosed with prostate cancer wasn’t devastating enough for a man, doctors in Boston believe that prostate cancer treatment can actually decrease the size of a man’s penis.

The research, published in the January issue of the journal Urology, showed that complaints of a diminishing of manhood were more common in men who were treated with radical prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate) or male hormone-blocking drugs combined with radiation therapy.

Men who opted for radiation therapy alone did not experience the embarrassing size change, however, according to  the researchers from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in Boston.


It is thought that certain prostate cancer treatment including a prostatectomy can damage the nerves and tissues that cause an erection.

The study’s findings are based on surveys completed by doctors of 948 men treated for prostate cancer and who had suffered a recurrence of the disease.


Of the 948 men in the study of men who went through prostate cancer treatment, 25 men (2.63 percent) complained of smaller penises – 3.73 percent for surgery, 2.67 percent for radiotherapy plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), and none for radiotherapy alone.

In case you unfortunately ever have to deal with prostate cancer, be weary of the effects of certain treatments.

Jordan Shepherd | Elite.

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Jordan Shepherd comes from a strong writing background, originally residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Now living in New York City, his life experiences from backpacking across Europe to deep sea diving and nearly losing his life to a Great White Shark, Jordan Shepherd has a lot to say, and never pulls any punches.

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