Sexual Side Effects

Vessel-Sparing Radiation Successfully Treats Prostate Cancer, Maintains Quality of Life

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Radiation therapy delivered to the critical vessels surrounding the prostate can result in erectile dysfunction and bladder and renal irritation. Vessel-sparing radiation and an improved understanding of the anatomy of the prostate can reduce these effects.

Chemo May Reduce HRQoL, Sexual Function in Patients with Breast Cancer

Researchers observed significant changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL), depression, and sexual function among patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy.

Viagra and other erectile dysfunction medications not found to increase melanoma risk

Viagra and other erectile dysfunction medications not found to increase melanoma risk

Slightly higher odds of melanoma for men on erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs were recorded, but lifestyles are probable culprit.

No association between HPV vaccination and risky sexual behaviors found in girls

No association between HPV vaccination and risky sexual behaviors found in girls

Gardasil protects against genital warts and anal cancer in both girls and boys, and against vulvar cancer and vaginal cancer in girls.

ASTRO: Sexual function not compromised in prostate cancer combo treatment

ASTRO: Sexual function not compromised in prostate cancer combo treatment

High rates of preserved sexual function seen with combination beam plus brachytherapy for prostate cancer.

IUDs may up breast cancer risk

IUDs may up breast cancer risk

A new study has found that the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system, or progesterone-releasing IUD, may be associated with a higher than expected incidence of breast cancer.

Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors Report Cognitive, Sexual Late Effects

Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors Report Cognitive, Sexual Late Effects

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Adult and young adult cancer survivors face cognitive and sexual late effects from cancer and its treatment, according to data compiled from an online cancer survivorship care planning tool presented at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting.

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