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Couples Counseling Helps Improve the Sex Lives of Prostate Cancer Survivors and Their Partners

Both Internet-based counseling programs and face-to-face therapy sessions for couples improve the sex lives of prostate cancer survivors and their partners. That is the finding of a new study published in Cancer, a journal of the American Cancer Society. The results suggest that couples counseling can provide additional benefits to survivors’ sex lives beyond those experienced from medications like erectile dysfunction pills.

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Study Shows Survival Benefit for Men with Intermediate-Grade Prostate Cancer

Short-term hormone therapy given in combination with radiation therapy to men with early-stage prostate cancer increased their chances of living longer compared to treatment with radiation therapy alone, according to a clinical trial supported by the National Cancer Institute. Benefits of the combined treatment were limited mainly to people with intermediate-risk disease and were not seen for men with low-risk prostate cancer, researchers say.

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Success and Intimacy After Prostate Cancer

by Marlys Johnson

My husband, Gary, tells me that men tend to measure their level of success by their jobs, their possessions, and their sexual performance. Men are so shallow. Sigh.

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How to Be a Man after Prostate Cancer

by Rabbi Ed Weinsberg, EdD, DD

After his prostate surgery, John lost his ability and desire to have sex with his wife, Linda. She was distraught when he literally turned his back on her. She wondered if John was deliberately trying to sabotage their relationship, as well as harming himself, by disregarding the penile rehabilitation his doctor advised.

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Coping with the Emotional Side Effects of Treatment

by Joel D. Marcus, PSYD

Prostate cancer continues to be one of the most common types of cancer in American men. Pros­tate cancer can be diagnosed at any age, but it is generally diagnosed in men over 50. Men of this age group are generally married or have a long-term partner. Consequently, the emotional impact of a prostate cancer diagnosis will affect not only the man, but his partner as well.

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Research Highlights Advances in Management and Treatment of Prostate Cancer

This three-day multidisciplinary symposium is your best opportunity to learn about the newest strategies in prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of genitourinary cancers. Expanding on The Prostate Cancer Symposium, this new symposium offers educational sessions and abstract oral and poster presentations focused on cancers of the testis, bladder, kidney and prostate organs.

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What You Should Know About Erectile Dysfunction After Prostate Cancer

Regardless of whether the nerves were spared during surgery or whether the most precise dose planning was used during radiation therapy, nearly all men will experience some erectile dysfunction for the first few months after treatment. However, within one year after treatment, nearly all men with intact nerves will see a substantial improvement.

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Managing Urinary Dysfunction

The term urinary dysfunction encompasses both urinary incontinence and irritative voiding symptoms or urinary bother. Obstruction of the bladder by an enlarged prostate is the typical reason for these symptoms; however, after prostate cancer therapy, these symptoms are typically caused by damage to the nerves and muscles that control urinary control.

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