Sexual Distress, Depression After Prostate Cancer Treatment Sexual Distress, Depression After Prostate Cancer Treatment

A lack of discussion about sexual dysfunction makes it a difficult problem to solve, but a new survey shines light on the scope of the problem after prostate cancer.Medscape Medical News
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According to a study published in theInternational Journal of Cancer, light pollution at night time may increase breast cancer risk by 10% in post-menopausal women.inews
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ConclusionsChemotherapy-na ïve patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer experience a substantial burden from their condition. Furthermore, as castration-resistant prostate cancer progresses from the non-metastatic stage to the early metastatic (pre-chemotherapy) stage, certain symptoms become more common and disturb patients’ lives to a greater extent. The resulting conceptual model for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer highlights areas that are not adequately assessed with current patient-reported outcome instruments.
Source: The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
This article summarizes the key side effects associated with ADT and discusses strategies to optimize management. PMID: 30248169 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.) - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncology (Williston Park) Source Type: research
We studied experiences and psychological distress of partners of prostate cancer patients at the time of diagnosis and primary treatment and investigated associates of their psychological wellbeing and the emotional social support they give to and receive from the patient. Using a quantitative questionnaire we studied the spouses’ experiences (psychological response and sources of information and emotional support at diagnosis; impacts of prostate cancer on partnership and sex life; impact of side effects of treatment) and the emotional support given and received, and measured their psychological symptom distress. Ma...
Source: European Journal of Cancer Care - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
In a snicker-worthy disclosure by President Donald Trump’s longtime personal physician, readers of The New York Times learned Thursday that the leader of the free world takes a small daily dose of the drug finasteride ―  otherwise known as Propecia ― which is used to treat male-pattern baldness.  The revelation by Dr. Harold N. Bornstein that the president uses a prostate-related drug to grow scalp hair was not previously known publicly, according to the Times story, and appears to explain why Trump has a very low level of prostate specific antigen, or PSA, a marker sometimes us...
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Conclusions: Finasteride use is associated with reduced need for procedures for relief of BPH-related events and a modest increase in depression. Overall, there is little need to worry about long-term noncancer consequences of finasteride use in those who use it for treatment of symptomatic BPH, hair growth, or prevention of cancer.
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Abstract This summary of the American Cancer Society Prostate Cancer Survivorship Care Guidelines targets primary care physicians who coordinate care of prostate cancer survivors with subspecialists. Prostate cancer survivors should undergo prostate-specific antigen screening every six to 12 months and digital rectal examination annually. Surveillance of patients who choose watchful waiting for their prostate cancer should be conducted by a subspecialist. Any hematuria or rectal bleeding must be thoroughly evaluated. Prostate cancer survivors should be screened regularly for urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunc...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
Conclusion: The occurence of erectile dysfunction is significantly more prevalent among neurologically disabled men, particularly those with lesions below S2–S4, than among men without neurologic disability. Considering the prevalence of erectile dysfunction among neurologically disabled men, sexual functioning should be regularly evaluated during acute and long-term rehabilitation, and any existing sexual dysfunction should be addressed in the treatment plan. Introduction Penile erection is a neurovascular event characterized by the dilation of arteries that cause the corpora cavernosa and corpora spongiosum of the ...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Current Issue Medical Issues Neurologic Systems and Symptoms Neurology Neuromuscular Disease Original Research Neurogenic SD; Erectile Dysfunction; sexual health; Quality of life Source Type: research
Conclusion: The occurence of erectile dysfunction is significantly more prevalent among neurologically disabled men, particularly those with lesions below S2–S4, than among men without neurologic disability. Considering the prevalence of erectile dysfunction among neurologically disabled men, sexual functioning should be regularly evaluated during acute and long-term rehabilitation, and any existing sexual dysfunction should be addressed in the treatment plan. Introduction Penile erection is a neurovascular event characterized by the dilation of arteries that cause the corpora cavernosa and corpora spongiosum of the ...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Current Issue Medical Issues Neurologic Systems and Symptoms Neurology Neuromuscular Disease Original Research Neurogenic SD; Erectile Dysfunction; sexual health; Quality of life Source Type: research
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