Sexual dysfunction

Your enjoyment of sex may be affected by prostate cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. or its treatment. Difficulty getting and maintaining an erectionThe enlarged, rigid state of the penis during sexual arousal. is one common after-effect and the stressRelating to injury or concern. of the treatment itself may reduce your libidoSexual drive.. This problem can usually be overcome and many people with prostate cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. enjoy full and rewarding sex lives.

It helps to talk about these problems, and your partner, if you have one, will probably be relieved that you are able to raise the subject.

Although you may find it embarrassing to talk to your doctors or specialists about this, you should find that they are sympathetic.

There are a number of different medications and devices that can help you to have an erectionThe enlarged, rigid state of the penis during sexual arousal.. Talk to your doctor about the advantages and disadvantages, and which may suit you best.

See Erectile dysfunction.