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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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How can colorectal cancer affect my sex life? I'm gay.

How can colorectal cancer affect my sex life? I'm gay.

Removal of rectum: Cancer of the rectum may require removal of the rectum and anus. This type of resection may damage the nerves instrumental in erection and render a person impotent. If your practice receptive anal/rectal intercourse, not having the requisite organs would make it infeasible. ...Read more

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How can lung cancer affect my sex life? Cant light up after, I know, but what else can't I do?

How can lung cancer affect my sex life? Cant light up after, I know, but what else can't I do?

Is the lung cancer: Gone or did you just fnd out? Do you want to know your prognosis or have you and your care team avoided it? If your libido is intact and you and your partner is interested, absolutely no hazard to sex. If under treatment, you may need to ask your medical oncologist about blood counts and platelets. If xrt, no problems, if post op, ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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How often do a growth come back after a partial vaginectomy. Is the growth benign or malignant? Do it usually turn into cancer. Is sex life affected?

How often do a growth come back after a partial vaginectomy. Is the growth benign or malignant? Do it usually turn into cancer. Is sex life affected?

Partial vaginectomy: is a surgical procedure in which a part of the vagina is removed. It is usually used as a treatment for vaginal cancer. Any growth that is surgically removed should be biopsied in order to determine if it is benign or malignant, so that is a question for doctor who performed the surgery. How sex life is affected depends upon many factors. ...Read more

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I just lost my wife of 35 years to cancer. We had a wonderful sex life .and I miss that. I would like to know if it is immoral that I want to have sex?

I just lost my wife of 35 years to cancer. We had a wonderful sex life .and I miss that. I would like to know if it is immoral that I want to have sex?

Grief & libido: I am sorry for your loss. Please make sure you have someone with whom to share your grief eg counselor, psychologist, religious leader, etc. The fact that your libido (sex drive) remains high suggests that you're otherwise very healthy, which is a good thing. While your religious leader should address issues of morality, please know that it's perfectly normal for 59yo men to want to engage in sex. ...Read more

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Had testicular cancer and given chemotherapy and operated my one testicular removed. Can i lead a normal sex life ?. Because i can't produce sperm now

Had testicular cancer and given chemotherapy and operated my one testicular removed. Can i lead a normal sex life ?. Because i can't produce sperm now

Testes are organs: Of procreation, and you can live without either. Two main functions of testis: 1. Produce sperm to father children; 2. Produce testosterone enhancing male secondary body characteristics and sex drive. Your ability to survive long term is not effected by losing one testis. One testis may still produce sperm, but sperm has everything to do with fertility, noting to do with sexual ability: erection, . ...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 my sex life be affected during treatment for vulvar cancer? What about after treatment?

Will my sex life be affected during treatment for vulvar cancer? What about after treatment?

Probably yes: Depending on the stage of disease and treatments you will receive , chances are there will be some change in your sex life. Usually not for better, but at times it can be minor changes. ...Read more

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If someone is removing both testicles due to cancer, will sex life remain somewhat normal with testosterone added to the body?

If someone is removing both testicles due to cancer, will sex life remain somewhat normal with testosterone added to the body?

Testiclar Castration: Yes. Testicles are responsible to make testosterone that produce male characteristics in men. However, testosterone in a much lesser amount is also produced from conversion of estrogen (that is secreted from ovaries in women) and also from conversion of adrenal hormones so, if we remove testicles, there will be other androgen hormones that come from adrenal glands and affect our sex-life. ...Read more

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My wife is 55 years. After breast cancer chemothrapy she has lost interest in sex life. Any solution?

My wife is 55 years. After breast cancer chemothrapy she has lost interest in sex life. Any solution?

Post breast cancer: It is possible she is depressed from all happened with the cancer diagnosis and treatment procedures. Counseling and talking to her Gyn might bring some solution ...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


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