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Cancer and Sexual Function

Cancer and Sexual Function Quality of life in general and sexual functioning in particularhave become very important in cancer patients.Biological factors such as anatomic alterations, physiologicalchanges and secondary effects of medical interventionmay preclude normal sexual functioning even whendesire is intact. In spite of modern surgical techniques, improvedquality of chemotherapeutic drugs and sophisticatedradiation techniques, still many patients complain ofimpaired sexual function after cancer treatment. Patientsshould be offered sexual counselling and be informedabout the availability of therapies for sexual dysfunction.In this paper we review the topic of sexual functioningafter treatment of the most common malignancies in menand women and give suggestions for treatment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Urology Karger

Cancer and Sexual Function

Current Urology , Volume 1 (1): 7 – Jan 1, 2007

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Publisher
Karger
Copyright
© 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel
ISSN
1661-7649
eISSN
1661-7657
DOI
10.1159/000106522
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Abstract

Quality of life in general and sexual functioning in particularhave become very important in cancer patients.Biological factors such as anatomic alterations, physiologicalchanges and secondary effects of medical interventionmay preclude normal sexual functioning even whendesire is intact. In spite of modern surgical techniques, improvedquality of chemotherapeutic drugs and sophisticatedradiation techniques, still many patients complain ofimpaired sexual function after cancer treatment. Patientsshould be offered sexual counselling and be informedabout the availability of therapies for sexual dysfunction.In this paper we review the topic of sexual functioningafter treatment of the most common malignancies in menand women and give suggestions for treatment.

Journal

Current UrologyKarger

Published: Jan 1, 2007

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