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Cancer and Fertility in Men

by Amanda B. Reed-Maldonado, MD, and James F. Smith, MD, MS

The American Cancer Society estimates that by January 2024 there will be more than 9.3 mil­lion men living with cancer in the United States. One of the most significant side effects fac­ing male cancer survivors is damage to the reproductive system, which may lead to a reduced ability or inability to have children.

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Sexuality and the Woman with Cancer

by Lisania Milli, WHNP-BC, and Jeanne Carter, PhD

Female sexuality is complex and multifaceted. In the past, re­searchers have described the sexual response cycle using a linear model consisting of five phases, each one leading into the next. We now realize that for many people, especially women, sexual response is not linear, but is instead circuitous, with three interactive phases.

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Get Help for the Sexual Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

by Daniela Wittmann, PhD, LMSW

Men diagnosed with prostate cancer often want to know, “How will cancer affect my sex life?” Although beating cancer is certainly the first concern, many men with prostate cancer do factor in sexual side effects as they weigh their prostate cancer treatment options. Sexuality is an important part of everyone’s identity, and the threat of losing it is a worry for many men and their partners. Natu­rally, couples want to learn how they can protect it.

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