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Financial Disclosure: The authors declare that they have no relevant financial interests.
Funding Support: This work was supported by an anonymous family foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, David and Cynthia Chapin, Fitz's Cancer Warriors, and a Heritage Medical Research Institute/Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award.
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- Editorial CommentUrologyVol. 81Issue 1
- PreviewThe authors present an interesting viewpoint about changes in penile length after prostate cancer treatment (RP, external beam RT or brachytherapy with or without ADT) in men who experienced biochemical failure after initial treatment. Of their patients, 2.63% complained of a reduced penile size. This report is really of interest because of the number of patients and that it included other treatment methods in addition to RP. Penile length trouble is often discussed in clinical practice, and physician should be aware of the necessity of informing patients of the possible risk.