Peyronie’s disease is a disorder characterized by the growth of fibrous scar tissue in the penis, causing curved, painful erections. Named for Francois Gigot de la Peyronie; the 18th century surgeon to King Louis XV of France, the disorder affects up to 3% of the male population and is most common in men over the age of 40.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer found in men, and is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. Statistically about one man in every six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. Men diagnosed with prostate cancer are naturally anxious about the disease and the potential complications that can come from treatment. One of the most worrisome of these complications is erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence. Continue reading