If you're struggling with erectile dysfunction after prostate cancer treatment, read this Q&A with Melissa Hadley-Barrett. She offers insights and solutions that may help.

Erectile Dysfunction Solution (after prostate cancer treatment): Q&A with Melissa Hadley-Barrett

Melissa Hadley-Barrett: Hi, I’m Melissa Hadley-Barrett, a certified sex therapist and relationship counselor. I’m here to talk about erectile dysfunction, or ED, and how it can be treated after prostate cancer treatment.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It’s also one of the most treatable. But one of the side effects of prostate cancer treatment can be erectile dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get or keep an erection. It can be a side effect of surgery, radiation therapy, or hormone therapy. It can also be a side effect of certain medicines used to treat prostate cancer.

ED can be a very difficult side effect to deal with. It can affect your self-esteem, your relationship, and your quality of life. But there are treatments that can help.

There are three main types of treatments for ED:

  1. Oral medicines. These are pills that you take by mouth. They include sildenafil (Viagra), vardenafil (Levitra), and tadalafil (Cialis).
  2. Injections. These are medicines that you inject into the penis. They include alprostadil (Caverject, Edex) and papaverine (Pavabid).
  3. Implants. These are devices that are surgically placed into the penis. They include inflatable implants (such as the AMS 700 Penile Inflatable Prosthesis) and semi-rigid rods (such as the AMS Ambicor Penile Prosthesis).

Your doctor will likely start with oral medicines. If they don’t work, he or she may move on to injections or implants.

There are also other treatments that can help. These include:

  • Vacuum devices. These devices are placed over the penis. They use negative pressure to draw blood into the penis. This can cause an erection.
  • Penis pumps. These are devices that are placed over the penis. They use positive pressure to draw blood into the penis. This can cause an erection.
  • Muse. This is a medication that you place under the skin of the penis. It causes an erection.
  • Testosterone replacement therapy. This is a treatment for men who have low levels of testosterone. It can be given as a shot, a patch, or a gel.

You and your doctor will decide which treatment is best for you. It depends on many factors, such as the type of prostate cancer treatment you have had, your age, your overall health, and your preferences.

There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for ED. But there are treatments that can help. If you have ED, talk to your doctor about the treatment options.

Melissa Hadley-Barrett, Certified Sex Therapist and Relationship Counselor

Learn about Nurse Practitioner Melissa’s Erectile Dysfunction Solution for men post Prostate Cancer.

She has developed a comprehensive Penile Rehabilitation Protocol. This video introduces you to her methodology and includes Q&A covering how to use Cialis, Penile Injections and Vacu Devices.

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0:00 – Why this work is important to Melissa

4:55 – Intimacy and Sexual Dysfunction; what you need to know

8:45 – What you need to know to get function & intimacy back

20:07 – How Melissa’s Penile Program works/what you get

30:43 – Who is the program best for/not for?

33:52 – Summary of what helps get function back post prostate cancer treatment

39:20 – Q&A SECTION


“Why can I get nocturnal erections, but not arousal ones?”

“I have trouble being intimate with my wife and I don’t know why, what can I do?”

“I had erections during a bowel motion, why did this happen?”

“What about men who had radiotherapy as opposed to surgery?”



This video is for informational purposes only, this is not intended to substitute diagnosis, treatment or advice from your medical professionals.


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