Erectile Dysfunction: Considerations in Prostate Cancer Patients

Jeremy Tonkin, MD, Associate Professor of Urology at Howard University presented a excellent presentation about erectile dysfunction in prostate cancer patients.

Key Takeaways:

  • 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,

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