- Sex and Men With Cancer (Overview)
- How a man’s body works
- Keeping your sex life going despite cancer treatment
- How cancer treatments affect your sex life
- Surgery and sex
- Radiation and sex
- Chemotherapy (chemo) and sex
- Hormone treatment and sex
- Mental and emotional effects of cancer treatment
- Fathering children and cancer treatment
- Dealing with sexual problems after cancer treatment
- The single man and cancer
- Frequently asked questions about sex and cancer
- Finding professional help for sexual problems during and after cancer treatment
- To learn more about other topics related to sex and cancer
Sex and Men With Cancer (Overview)
Sex is an important part of life. Sex affects our zest for life and how we think of ourselves. Yet patients and doctors often don’t talk about how cancer treatment affects a person’s sex life.
You may have started to wonder about your sex life. But you may not feel OK talking about it. Even reading about sex here may seem a little strange at first.
The facts here are for all men who have or had cancer. We hope it will help you learn more about cancer and sex, and help you start talking with your partner, doctor, and cancer team about your sex life and any problems you may have.
Just what is “normal” anyway?
People think about sex in different ways, and they have sex in different ways, too. This makes it hard to say what’s normal. Normal for you and your partner is whatever feels right to both of you.
It’s also normal to want sex as you get older. Many men and women keep having sex until the end of their lives. It’s true that age may change your sexual response. But if you want to keep your sex life active, you probably can.
Last Medical Review: 05/16/2013
Last Revised: 06/12/2013