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Dealing with Erectile Dysfunction
Dealing with Erectile Dysfunction Erectile dysfunction is when a man is not able to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for his sexual needs. It's often a side effect of the treatments for prostate cancer. Some men have chronic, complete erectile dysfunction, called impotence. Others have partial or brief erections. Younger men are more likely to regain sexual potency after treatment than older men. Plus, a man's ability to have an erection before surgery or radiation greatly influences whether h...
Sexuality Issues for Women Being Treated for Cancer
Sexuality Issues for Women Being Treated for Cancer When you are undergoing treatment for cancer, you may have side effects that affect your physical response to sex. You may also experience changing feelings about who you are, how you feel about yourself, and how you feel about your relationships. All of these feelings can influence your sexuality. How Cancer Treatment May Affect Sexuality Sexuality not only refers to sexual intercourse, but to other means of sexual expression, such as touching and kis...
Sex and Cancer: Questions for Your Doctor
Sex and Cancer: Questions for Your Doctor What sexual impact should I expect from my cancer or its treatment? How long will these changes last? What can I do about them? Are there any restrictions that I should be aware of? Is it OK to have sex during treatment? Do I need to use birth control? If so, what kind? After treatment, how long will I need to use birth control? Will I be able to have children after treatment? If not, what can I do if I want to have children?