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I've survived prostate cancer for 5 years now after radiation treatment, but with the usual side effects. is it harmful to masterbate?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No, please enjoy: There is no reason not to masturbate, and healthy to have the urge. Is there any chance you might find or have a partner, that might be better.
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Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
No!: Do whatever feels good to you. You are a survivor, you deserve it!
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Dr. Naveen Kella
Urologic Oncology 24 years experience
No: No evidence to say yes. Also, we are assuming the cancer is gone. Just do routine psa checks and you should be alright.
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Last updated May 9, 2018

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