Cancer and its treatments can cause emotional and physical changes that affect how our cancer survivors feel about themselves. Over 66% of all survivors report worrying about their sexual function including intimacy, loss of desire and erectile dysfunction (ED). These can often be difficult topics to discuss. Many men feel embarrassed or uncomfortable bringing up the issue with their partner, let alone a health care provider. ED is a very common condition that affects a large population of men. Some reports estimate that over 50% of the US population has difficulties achieving an erection. It not only can affect men in a relationship but also their partners. Partners may feel like they are not doing enough, or something is wrong with their relationship. Despite ED being common in men without cancer, the treatments associated with prostate and other cancers can further exacerbate the problem. The good news is there are many successful treatments for ED that can help men and relationships. During our session, we will discuss the causes of ED, how various treatments for cancer can affect ED, and the treatment options available.
Join Ryan Moncada, PA-C urology physician assistant and support staff from the UW Health Cancer Program at ProHealth Care for a productive discussion with plenty of time for questions.
Aaron Jonasen, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor, Oncology Services at 262-696-5419 or send an email