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05/20/2022

Prostate Cancer Survivorship, Part 2

Matters of Survivorship: Sexual Health If you’re dealing with prostate cancer – the disease itself, or the aftermath of treatment – then you are dealing with issues of survivorship, says PCF-funded medical oncologist Alicia Morgans, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Director of Cancer Survivorship at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Sexual health is. Read More

06/16/2020

Sexual Health After Prostate Cancer: Patients and Partners

When it comes to disrupting your life, prostate cancer cuts quite the swath.   We don’t know exactly how big this trail of disruption is.  We don’t know how bad it is, either. Let’s start with the numbers.  In the U.S. alone, there are more than 3 million men out there. Read More

10/12/2016

The Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM) Questionnaire

This questionnaire can help you and your doctor determine if you have symptoms of ED (erectile dysfunction). For each question, note your answer by circling the number that approximates your belief.
 Add your numbers together and refer to the table below to see what your score may mean. Over the. Read More

10/12/2016

If You Still Need Help

If You Still Need Help MUSE:  Meh.  There is another type of therapy, called MUSE.  Johns Hopkins urologist Trinity Bivalacqua, M.D., Ph.D., doesn’t recommend it, but your doctor might talk to you about it, so here’s what it is:  MUSE stands for “Medicated Urethral System for Erections.”  Basically, you take. Read More

10/12/2016

Help for ED after Prostate Surgery: The Basics

What’s the secret to having a good sex life after prostate cancer?  It’s very simple, says Johns Hopkins urologist Trinity Bivalacqua, M.D., Ph.D.  “You use prescription erection pills.  If they don’t work, you move to injectable medications.  If they don’t work, you get a penile prosthesis.  Also, having a loving. Read More

10/12/2016

Interview with an Expert: Rehabilitating Your Penis

INTERVIEW WITH AN EXPERT Trinity Bivalacqua, M.D., Ph.D., the R. Christian B. Evensen Professor of Urology and Oncology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Rehabilitating Your Penis Will your sex life be the same after surgery?  The absolute honest answer is, probably not, or at least, not for a while.  But the. Read More

10/12/2016

Take Back Your Sex Life

Surgery or radiation treatment for localized prostate cancer doesn’t mean that your sex life has to be over. But a big part of this may be up to you – and it’s not just that part.  It may be up to you to ask your urologist for extra help. Here are. Read More