Orgasmic function is not the same as sexual function: what are we really being told?

We are having a hard time with a media release issued yesterday by BJU International in relation to a study just published in that journal by Tewari et al. (Actually, we are having a hard time with the results of the study itself too.) … READ MORE …

RALP not associated with better continence, sexual function after prostate cancer surgery

The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink has long been pointing out the lack of any evidence that men who are treated with robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) will have better outcomes with respect to continence and sexual function than men who elect to have the older, “open” form of radical prostatectomy. … READ MORE …

Nerve-sparing surgery and post-surgical sexual function: news from Kyoto

According to a report from Prof. Thomas Aherling on the UroToday web site, there were three interesting presentations related to nerve-sparing surgery at the recent World Conference of Endourology and SWL, in Kyoto Japan. … READ MORE …

Sex after RP — it’s out there on the radio

Many readers of The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink may be interested in listening to or reading the transcript of a program on Science Friday on National Public Radio that aired last Monday. … 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 …

The fine art of the circular argument applied to management of prostate cancer

It will likely be evident to most well-informed prostate cancer patients, support group leaders, and advocates that a man with low-risk, early stage prostate cancer (“favorable histology”) is potentially a good candidate for prostate cancer surgery. … READ MORE …

Prostate cancer, dating, and “the inevitable conversation”

One of our regular correspondents has brought to our attention a recent article on the CureToday.com web site that deals with dating and cancer (with prostate cancer being a specific example referred to in the article). … READ MORE …