For one woman, it was a family member's lack of support during her treatment.
I have written about the support that a partner/spouse provides to someone living with cancer—with prostate cancer and for young adults with cancer—and I always include the partner in discussions about treatment choice or sexual difficulties.
Whether you're single or in a relationship, heterosexual, gay or bisexual we hope you will find this helpful.
If you're a partner of a man with prostate cancer you may also find it useful.
After being diagnosed with testicular cancer, and then seeing it return, Jeremiah Ray has begun an aggressive regimen of chemotherapy that’s left him feeling drained, both physically and emotionally.
Dealing with an illness like cancer can change your relationships with the people in your life.
Treatment can damage the nerves and blood supply needed for erections. Coping with cancer can change your close relationships, or your thoughts about starting one.
During and after receiving treatment for cancer, men of all ages, with early and advanced diseases, will have concerns and questions about sexuality and sexual activity.Even though treatment has ended, you may face problems with your family.For instance, if you used to take care of the house or yard before your treatment, you may find these jobs too much to handle after treatment has ended.Prostate cancer and its treatment can affect your sex life.We describe the treatment and support that is available, and ways for you to work through any problems.