MYTH: All men who have prostate cancer will have erectile dysfunction forever.
This is just one of the myths that surround the often uncomfortable subject of prostate cancer.
“Prostate cancer is not the kiss of death for your sex life,” says Dr. Dudley Danoff, a board certified urologist and author of Penis Power: The Ultimate Guide to Male Sexual Health and Superpotency. Having treated more than 10,000 men over the past 30 years, Dr. Danoff has firsthand knowledge of the truths, half-truths, and tall tales surrounding this serious yet very treatable health problem.
Although more than 238,000 cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed this year (according to the National Cancer Institute), the men affected can still have a satisfying sex life as well as live a long and healthy life.
A longtime expert in the field of men’s sexual health, Dr. Danoff has the ability to share the complexity and mystery of the male anatomy with humor and truthfulness—addressing the fears, fiction, and fantasies of men and women on subjects such as
• how you can have a healthy and happy sex life after prostate disease
• what foods can help prevent prostate cancer
• the facts about PSA blood tests
• how prostate cancer affects your marriage and your partner
• the health benefits of having sex
• the link between birth control pills and prostate cancer
• the best surgical and nonsurgical options for treating prostate cancer
“The most essential aspect of ensuring the preservation of a normal life expectancy and high quality of life is the early diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer,” says Dr. Danoff.
“The good news is that provided the diagnosis of prostate cancer is made early enough to allow maximally effective treatment, life after prostate cancer, surgery, or other treatment options can be full, rich, and rewarding and allow a man to be continent, sexually active, and vigorous in all areas of his life.”
About Dr. Dudley Danoff
Dudley Seth Danoff, MD, FACS, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Danoff is a graduate of Princeton University, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree at Yale University with honors.
Currently, he is an attending urologic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is the founder and president of the prestigious Cedars-Sinai Tower Urology Medical Group, the leading urologic practice serving the Southern California community for over 30 years.
Dr. Danoff has been quoted in publications such as Women’s Health and the Huffington Post and has been a frequent guest on The Doctors television show.