prostate cancer and sex
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dfgbull posted:
I have just been diagnosed with prostate cancer (i am 57 years old), and wondering about how to handle the sexual side effects of treatment. Any men out there who have gone through this and have any ideas to help?
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georgiagail responded:
A very thorough article on the various treatments for prostate cancer.

"Watchful waiting" is a valid option for many as this tends to be a slow growing carcinoma:

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/prostate/Patient/page4

Gail
 
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dfgbull replied to georgiagail's response:
Due to my age and the stage of the cancer, the Dr. is very confidant that with surgery or radiation he can eliminate the cancer which would be a cure and not letting it get worse. I am ok with this but there is a chance of impotence from either course. I just am wondering how men cope/adapt to the impotence if it happens.
 
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georgiagail replied to dfgbull's response:
They don't cope very well at all.

Gail