- Cancer, sex, and sexuality
- How the male body works sexually
- Keeping your sex life going despite cancer treatment
- Erections and pelvic surgery to treat cancer
- Erections and pelvic radiation therapy
- Erections and chemotherapy
- Erections, desire, and hormone therapy
- Erections and the psychological effects of cancer treatment
- Ejaculation and cancer treatment
- Fertility and cancer treatment
- How common cancer treatments can affect sexuality and fertility
- Dealing with sexual problems
- Dealing with short-term problems
- Finding the cause of problems that appear to be permanent
- When is sexual counseling helpful?
- Is there a pill that will cure sexual problems?
- Is there a way to restore erections if the nerves or blood supply of the penis has been damaged?
- Methods to help with erections
- Can testosterone restore sexual functioning?
- What about herbs or natural cures for erection problems?
- Is there a way to make orgasms as intense as they used to be?
- Special aspects of some cancer treatments
- Feeling good about yourself and feeling good about sex
- Chemotherapy changes the way you look
- Changing negative thoughts
- Overcoming depression
- Dealing with grief and loss
- Rebuilding self-esteem
- Good communication: The key to building a successful sexual relationship
- Overcoming anxiety about sex
- Rekindling sexual interest
- Sexual activity with your partner
- The single man and cancer
- Men who have sex with men
- Frequently asked questions
- Professional help
- About the American Cancer Society
- Additional resources
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is here for you – before, during, and after a diagnosis of cancer. We help people by giving them up-to-date cancer information, programs, and referrals. Check your local phone book for an American Cancer Society office near you or call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 to learn more about these programs and what we can do to help you get well and stay well.
American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program
The health care system can be hard to figure out on your own, but there is help. The American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program offers personalized support to help you stay on track with your treatment and care. A navigator is a trained staff person who meets with you one-on-one, identifies your specific needs, and provides information, resources, and support. All of this help is free to you and your caregivers in your cancer treatment facility or hospital. Call us to locate the patient navigator in your facility or in your area.
Cancer Resource Centers
A Cancer Resource Center is a place in your community for you to get free answers to many of your questions about cancer. These centers have trained American Cancer Society volunteers and staff who can help you find the programs and services you and your family need.
Cancer Survivors NetworkSM
The American Cancer Society Cancer Survivors Network is a free online community created by and for people with cancer and their families. This online community is a welcoming, safe place for people to find hope and inspiration from others who have “been there.” Services include discussion boards, chat rooms, and personal Web space to tell your story, blog, post images, exchange private messages with members, and much more. Check it out at http://csn.cancer.org.
The American Cancer Society invests in the future of young cancer survivors by offering college scholarships. Students are selected for the scholarships by a committee of educators, business people, and health care professionals.
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Network offers people with cancer and their families a free, temporary place to stay when their best hope for quality care is far from home. By not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging, Hope Lodge guests can focus on getting well. And Hope Lodge offers much more than just free lodging. It provides a nurturing, home-like environment where patients and caregivers can retreat to private rooms or connect with others who are going through similar experiences. The Society can tell you if there are other resources offering free or low-cost housing in cities where a Hope Lodge is not available.
I Can Cope®
This is a free educational program offered by the American Cancer Society for adults with cancer and their families. Doctors, nurses, social workers, and other experts teach classes on different topics, such as cancer treatments, dealing with side effects, eating healthy, sharing concerns, finding resources, and more. I Can Cope classes are also offered online at http://cancer.org/onlineclasses.
Man To Man®
Man To Man is a free American Cancer Society prostate cancer education and support program for men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer, men currently in treatment, and for the growing number of survivors. Program offerings vary by location. Some programs offer regular group meetings or one-on-one calls with a prostate cancer survivor.
Road To Recovery®
Every day, thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there. If finding a ride is a problem for you, we may be able to help. The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides free rides to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can get the lifesaving treatments they need.
Last Medical Review: 10/28/2011
Last Revised: 10/28/2011