Sexual function and serum T levels, before, on, and after 9 months of ADT

As many readers of this news service will be aware, good data on the recovery of libido and sexual function after a period of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) are limited. We have long known that such recovery is variable, and we also know that it can take time, but sound data from a large cohort of patients has been “missing in action,” so to speak. A new paper by Ng et al. has now remedied this problem. … READ MORE …

Erectile function, motivation, sex, and satisfaction post-surgery

A recent article offers data from an initial investigation of the impact of sexual motivation on the sexual health and satisfaction of men treated by radical prostatectomy (RP) for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Language, masculinity, and prostate cancer therapy: a social perspective

A recent article in the International Journal of Men’s Health argues that we need to be more honest with patients about the impact of “hormone therapy” in the treatment of prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

The Friday prostate cancer news reports: January 30, 2009

Today’s news reports are focused on issued around epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment decisions, and the role of humor in prostate cancer support group interactions. … READ MORE …