Prostate cancer therapy ‘can damage sex life’

Around 160,000 men in the UK have been left with little or no sex life after treatment for prostate cancer, the Macmillan Cancer Support charity says

Erectile dysfunction is a potential side-effect of surgery, radiotherapy and hormone therapy used to treat the condition.

More than 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK each year.

In some there may be permanent nerve damage, meaning they cannot maintain an erection.  In others the physical problem can be temporary while for some the treatment has led to a psychological barrier to sex.

See BBC News Health Article

 

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