Strategies to maintain sexual function post-treatment for prostate cancer

A research group at the University of Otago in New Zealand is continuing to investigate how men treated for prostate cancer deal with sexual dysfunction. We have helped them with this before and will continue to do so. … READ MORE …

Symptom management after initial prostate cancer treatment

A recently published study has provided us with interesting information on how patients can be taught to better “self-manage” post-treatment, problematic symptoms associated with first-line treatment of localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Sexual function after prostate cancer treatment in the MSM community

There is a significant knowledge gap concerning sexual function for prostate cancer patients in the men who have sex with men (MSM) community, because all of the existing assessment tools are designed for the heterosexual population. … READ MORE …

Erectile function after three different types of treatment for localized prostate cancer

Another new paper has indicated that erectile function is better preserved among men treated by brachytherapy (radioactive seed implantation) than among men treated by radical prostatectomy or by external beam radiation therapy. … READ MORE …

The monitoring of men with localized prostate cancer after first-line treatment

An article just posted in the journal Oncology offers readers a concise summary of the appropriate follow-up monitoring for men after initial, definitive treatment for localized prostate cancer who show no signs of progressive disease over time. … READ MORE …

“Psychosocial interventions in prostate cancer offer limited benefits”

The heading above is the title of a Reuters-generated article on the Medcape Oncology web site. The article is based on a new review article just published in BJU International. … READ MORE …

Predicting sexual function after first-line treatment for prostate cancer

A newly published report in the Journal of the American Medical Association provides data (from two large cohorts of patients) on the quality of sexual function among men undergoing first-line treatment for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …