Many men who have prostate cancer surgery worry that they will be left impotent afterwards. This is unsurprising, as research surrounding this dilemma has been confusing, reports the New York Times. A 2005 survey showed that 97 percent of patients were able to achieve an erection adequate for intercourse; however, a study in December of last year showed that less than half of men who’d had the surgery felt that their sex lives had returned to normal a year later.

Black men get prostate cancer 66% more often than white men. Check out The American Cancer Society’s treatment option tool for prostate cancer, which can help you understand the different treatment options for the disease and possible side effects.