Telling Men the Truth about Sex and Prostate Cancer

September 26, 2011

The New York Times

New research published last week finally offers men some straight talk about what to expect from treatment for prostate cancer. The reality for many of the 240,000 men in the United States in whom prostate cancer is diagnosed each year is not all that rosy, at least when it comes to their intimate lives. After surgery and radiation treatments, many men quickly discover that sex will never be normal again. Yet, for years, men facing prostate cancer surgery have been reassured by their doctors, who could cite studies in prominent medical journals, that their sex lives would be just fine after treatment... Read More