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Prostate Cancer Treatment Affects Both Patients and Partners

Feb 06, 2018

Prostate Cancer Treatment Affects Both Patients and PartnersRadical prostatectomy – the surgical removal of the prostate gland – is an effective treatment for prostate cancer, but it can also have sexual complications for both patients and partners.

Recently, two scientists from Emory University analyzed medical studies to learn more about that factors that influence sexual satisfaction for couples after prostatectomy. They published their findings in Sexual Medicine Reviews last fall.

Looking at twelve studies on the subject published between January 2000 and May 2017, the researchers discovered that most research in this area focuses on married heterosexual couples instead of unmarried or same-sex partners.

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