SEX AFTER CANCER TREATMENT: WHAT MEN CAN EXPECT
Treatment for certain cancers can affect your sexuality, symptoms can make sex more difficult to you and to your partner. But it doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy sex life after cancer treatment. Find out what cancer treatment that can cause sexual side effects after cancer treatment.
Men with cancer in their pelvic area are more likely can cause sexual dysfunction than to the other type of cancers. While the most common cancers that can cause sexual side effects after treatment are:
- Prostate cancer
- Colon cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Bladder cancer
Surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and chemotherapy are the most common cause of sexual side effects especially older men at the age over 60. But some sexual side effects can resolve in a few weeks, but some may last a year, some will be permanent after treatment.
Men can also try if the have sexual side effects by experimenting by ejaculation, watching sexual desires or fantasies just to let yourself know if they regain from sexual function or not.
Or talk to a doctor what causing sexual dysfunction or seeks advice if they can regain. And also talk to your partner about the situation and be honest about what you feel so that she can understanding you and don’t hide about it to your partner or she may feel rejected. And besides she can help you to recover fast and gives you vital support about your situation.
Having a cancer is not easy to cure, sometimes it may end up your life, so both men and women should take care of their health, eat healthy foods, like vegetables, fruits, sleep as you can, and avoid being stress always at your work. Having anything you want is useless if you have a poor health.