Avoiding penile bulb with radiotherapy could save men with prostate cancer from harmful side-effects, study suggests

Researchers have found that avoiding the penile bulb when giving radiotherapy treatment to men with prostate cancer could reduce the severity of erectile dysfunction. The work was published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics and was a sub-study of the Cancer Research UK-funded CHHiP trial – the largest randomized treatment trial for localized prostate cancer – based at The Institute of Cancer Research, London.