Dating prostate cancer
It’s like, there’s no way I’m ever sticking anything in there!
Then you start healing, and the body remembers, and you're like, ‘Oh, what’s that? ’”After punishing treatments, sex isn’t universally important to everyone.
They also lose the ability to ejaculate (though they can still orgasm), and sometimes they express some urine during ejaculation. The most devastating part of all this is when patients and their partners aren’t fully prepared for these side effects.
“This week in my practice, I had a 50-year-old guy with tears in his eyes. You can’t mope around.”That attitude is hard for many to adopt, especially younger men.
”Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States, claiming over half a million American lives each year.
At least 60 percent of cancer survivors suffer from long-term sexual problems, and fewer than 20 percent get the help they need to lead fulfilling sex lives, says Leslie Schover, a clinical psychologist who’s one of the pioneers in helping cancer survivors navigate sexual health and fertility.