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Recovering Sexual Function after Prostate Cancer Surgery

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Recovering Sexual Function after Prostate Cancer Surgery

Before discussing recovery of erectile function in men following radical prostatectomy, it is important to understand the current causes and treatments for ED. There are many causes of ED. ED is a progressive disease in which 40% of men at 40 years old, 60% of men at 60 years old, and 80% of men at 80 years old will develop ED. [1] The most common causes are associated with diabetes and prostate cancer. Diabetics are four times more...

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Sexual Recovery after Prostate Cancer: 9 Tips from a Sex Therapist

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Sexual Recovery after Prostate Cancer: 9 Tips from a Sex Therapist

If you or your partner have experienced prostate cancer, you might have questions and concerns about sexual recovery and rebuilding your sex life. This article will help identify things you can do now, wherever you are in your recovery, to start to create a sex life you want. With prostate cancer, as with many things in life, there are the physical realities of the situation, and there are options for dealing with those realities. How we deal with the realities influences how they affect our lives. Try to adopt the mindset that you will do your best to create what you want sexually, within the boundaries of what’s physically possible. 

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Two “Positive Side Effects” of Prostate Cancer

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Two “Positive Side Effects” of Prostate Cancer

There is an aspect of being diagnosed with prostate cancer that has proved to be, for many men, quite literally, a life-saver, and that is being compelled to undergo a physical. For example, men who had always avoided getting regular physical exams learned that they had dangerously clogged arteries, making that checkup, literally, a life saving event. So that although prostate cancer is no day at the beach, and every treatment comes with a stiff price, there can be unexpected benefits. What I think of as “positive side effects.” Getting a check-up is one such.

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