Click here to narrow your options by answering a few questions.
   

Prostate Cancer Treatment Guide

Prostate Cancer Glossary

 

 

A   B   C   D   E

F   G   H   I   J

K   L   M   N   O

P   Q   R   S   T

U   V   W   X   Y   Z

Brachytherapy

Chemotherapy

Cryotherapy & Cryosurgery

Hormone
Therapy

Radiation
Therapy

Prostatectomy

Robotic Prostatectomy

Watchful
Waiting

Complementary
and
Alternative Medicine

High Intensity
Focused
Ultrasound (HIFU)

Emerging Technologies

 

Penile Shrinkage after Prostate Cancer


Penile shrinkage, also referred to as penis shrinkage, may be a side effect of certain prostate cancer treatments. The radical prostatectomy may cause a shortening of the penis. During the radical prostatectomy, the doctor removes the prostate gland as well as the portion of the urethra that runs through the transition zone. The removal of part of the urethra may shorten the length of the penis. Some doctors therefore will recommend penile exercises to keep the penis malleable and to decrease shortening and shrinking. Prostate cancer treatment which uses androgen deprivation may cause penile shrinkage which may be reversed after treatment has stopped.

 
 

 
 
Prostate Cancer Discussion Group
 
 

Coping with Prostate Cancer      Are You at Risk for Prostate Cancer?      Prostate Cancer News     Glossary

 Home     Contact Us     Disclaimer    Privacy Policy     Resources     Add URL      Site Map