Dating prostate cancer


It’s like, there’s no way I’m ever sticking anything in there!

T hick muscles and veins rippled under his tan, hairless skin, and there was a tense smirk on his face.For breast cancer, survival rates during those same periods jumped from 75 percent to 91 percent. The answer to that depends on everything from your type of cancer and treatment to your age and gender.Most prostate cancer patients, for example, experience erectile dysfunction at some point, whether they undergo surgery, radiation or hormonal therapy. After surgery, most men have temporary incontinence, and after hormonal therapy, most experience a decrease or loss of sexual desire.Pills and injections didn’t work for Harry, but MUSE did. “You look in the mirror, and you don’t feel pretty—and you really don’t look pretty,” says Hester Hill Schnipper, program manager of oncology social work at the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center in Boston and a two-time breast cancer survivor.“I facilitate a lot of support groups, and lack of libido is the big thing that will get talked about.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.

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