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Will the cancer affect my sex life?

Will the cancer affect my sex life?

Depends: This really depends on what type of cancer you have and the treatment that you will receive. For example, if you have prostate cancer then surgery or radiation can result in erectile dysfunction. It is also possible to have psychological issues related to a new diagnosis of cancer or treatment that can impact your sexual health. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Will sarcoidosis affect my sex life?

Will sarcoidosis affect my sex life?

Not likely: If your sarcoid is flared up causing lung impairment you may have difficulty exerting yourself. Other than shortness of breath or fatigue i would not expect much impact. ...Read more

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Will masturbating during pregnancy affect the outcome of my child?

Will masturbating during pregnancy affect the outcome of my child?

No: There is anecdotal reports of orgasm stimulating pre term contractions, but in general sexual activity (intercourse or masturbation) is harmless in pregnancy. There are certain conditions where it is limited, such as unexplained bleeding or a placenta previa, but in general it should be fine. ...Read more

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Does having HPV means I can live the rest of my life without cancer. ?

Does having HPV means I can live the rest of my life without cancer. ?

Yes: While HPV infection increases the risk of cervical cancer as compared with women who have no exposure to HPV, still, the majority of HPV-infected women do not develop cancer. ...Read more

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How will prostate cancer surgery affect my sexual life?

How will prostate cancer surgery affect my sexual life?

Significantly: It will change. Even if potency is preserved (70% in the best of hands), it will be dry. You need to look at all the options. Cancer doesn't help either. Decide with your partner what is best and go forward with faith! ...Read more

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Will my sex life be affected during treatment for vaginal cancer?

Will my sex life be affected during treatment for vaginal cancer?

Probably: A cancer diagnosis and therapy may affect your interest in sex, as well as your physical experience. If your treatment includes surgery or radiation, your vagina (and potentially your vulva as well as the rest of your pelvis) are likely to be painful following treatment. You would probably find help by participating in cancer support groups to gain more information and obtain answers. ...Read more

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Will masturbating affect my fertility in later life?

Will masturbating affect my fertility in later life?

No: Anybody who tells you otherwise is either grossly ignorant or trying to make you afraid in order to manipulate you. Being a teen is hard enough without misinformation. Good luck as you grow from being a child into an adult, and congratulations on your courage shown in asking what must have been a challenging question. ...Read more

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My mother had cancer of the uterus Does this affect her daughter. Is uterine infections and lead to cancer?

My mother had cancer of the uterus Does this affect her daughter. Is uterine infections and lead to cancer?

No: This has no real familial tendency. Cancer of the uterine cervix is usually caused by HPV, a subtle infection, and can be prevented by early detection of the premalignant state by pap smears. Cancer of the endometrium is unrelated to any known infection. Some other rare cancers are seldom familial. Thanks for asking. Best wishes to all of you. ...Read more

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How will radiation therapy affect my sex life?

How will radiation therapy affect my sex life?

Unpredictable: Radiation has a hardening and drying effect over the skin of the treated area and my affect sweat glands and nerve endings causing lack of sensation or paresthesis ( numbness, tingling). If radiation is placed inside the vagina will dry and harden the area. In short... Is unpredictable. ...Read more

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Will HPV worsen my PCOS? Is it related? I'm thinking of removing my uterus to eliminate HPV for good. Will this affect my PCOS?Or it's only in ovaries

Will HPV worsen my PCOS? Is it related? I'm thinking of removing my uterus to eliminate HPV for good. Will this affect my PCOS?Or it's only in ovaries

HPV: generally involves the cervix, vagina, throat and external genitals. HPV infection likely has little impact on your ovarian disorder. ...Read more

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How will body building affect my health later on in life?

How will body building affect my health later on in life?

For the better: Everyone i know who's tried Anabolic steroids has been sorry; if you try for super-heavy weights you can hurt your joints; if you become massive, you'll have loose skinfolds if you stop. Otherwise, the bodybuilders i've known have aged remarkably well, having learned good eating & fitness habits. You'll have more muscle fibers even if you stop (muscles have a memory). Encourage you. ...Read more

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How much does chemo really extend life expectancy in metastatic lung cancer? The side effects are greatly diminishing my mom's quality of life.

How much does chemo really extend life expectancy in metastatic lung cancer? The side effects are greatly diminishing  my mom's quality of life.

Oncologist: I am very sorry that your mom is terribly ill. I hope she can recover from the side effects and have a better quality of life soon. The prognosis for stage IV lung cancer is poor. However, several factors are involved on a particular patient response to a given chemotherapy agent. Your oncologist can tell you the numbers for the protocol she is on. Work on her nutritionandenjoy your times together. ...Read more

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My husband smokes does it affects our plan in having a baby? What are the complications of it?

My husband smokes does it affects our plan in having a baby? What are the complications of it?

Respiratory illness : The most studied & reported complication of parental (husband) smoking is the increase in respiratory illness by 2-3x in the infant, including bronchitis, ear infections & pneumonia. There is also a some increase in the crib death rate. For smoking mothers add growth retardation during pregnancy & later if breast fed. ...Read more

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Does the epididymitis or prostatitis affect my sex life ?

Does the epididymitis or prostatitis affect my sex life ?

It can: Epididymitis is inflammation of the epididymis, which is a tube located at the back of the testicles. The tube stores and carries sperm. It is caused by an infection, usually a bacterial or a sexually transmitted infection. Symptoms can include: painful and swollen scrotum, pain with intercourse and ejaculation, blood in the semen. See your doctor for testing and antibiotics. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more