During the first year of prostate cancer remission, men have to adjust emotionally and physically to their new reality. One challenge is to deal with the mental health ramifications that come with experiencing a serious diagnosis. Those feelings of fear, anxiety and sadness can persist even after someone has been deemed cancer-free. Cancer obviously takes a toll on a man's physical and sexual health, too.

The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system and can influence sexual function and fertility. Even though it's as tiny as a walnut, the prostate plays a big role in causing erections. Cancer treatment can affect the prostate's functionality, but fortunately, these conditions are often treatable over time.

A sex life free of prostate cancer

Most men experience difficulties getting an erection due to prostate cancer and even for a time after they're free of the disease. Each man faces different obstacles to sexual function based on the treatment they received