Jeremy Tonkin, MD, Associate Professor of Urology at Howard University presented a excellent presentation about erectile dysfunction in prostate cancer patients.
- US and Caribbean Black men have the highest prostate cancer incidence (new cases) globally, 73% higher among US non-Hispanic Black African American men.
- There’s a three-to-five-year gap between the development of erectile dysfunction and a 7X increase in cardiovascular disease.
“Men will ignore a lot of symptoms, but one thing they try not to ignore is their penis,” said Tonkin. “What a lot of people don’t understand is that erectile dysfunction is often an underlying sign of vascular disease.”
-Jeremy Tonkin, MD, Urologist, Howard University Hospital,