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Counseling men with prostate cancer and their partners

ProstateCancerby Anne Katz PhD, RN, FAAN

 

Prostate cancer is widely acknowledged as a couples’ disease, in no small part to assumptions about the man’s role in initiating sex; as a result, the sexual side effects of treatment are deemed to affect not just the man but his partner as well. There is perhaps some truth to this however it is also predominately a disease of aging men and with age comes alterations in sexual potential. The partner of the man with prostate cancer is also older and may have issues related to aging him or herself too.

 

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