Debra Friedman
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Last active: 2/12/2015

Survivorship: sexual dysfunction (male), version 1.2013.

Denlinger CS, Carlson RW, Are M, Baker KS, Davis E, Edge SB, Friedman DL, Goldman M, Jones L, King A, Kvale E, Langbaum TS, Ligibel JA, McCabe MS, McVary KT, Melisko M, Montoya JG, Mooney K, Morgan MA, O'Connor T, Paskett ED, Raza M, Syrjala KL, Urba SG, Wakabayashi MT, Zee P, McMillian N, Freedman-Cass D, National comprehensive cancer network
J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 12 (3): 356-63

PMID: 24616541 · PMCID: PMC4465261 · DOI:10.6004/jnccn.2014.0037

Various anticancer treatments, especially those directed toward the pelvis, can damage blood vessels and reduce circulation of blood to the penis and/or damage the autonomic nervous system, resulting in higher rates of erectile dysfunction in survivors than in the general population. In addition, hormonal therapy can contribute to sexual problems, as can depression and anxiety, which are common in cancer survivors. This section of the NCCN Guidelines for Survivorship provides screening, evaluation, and treatment recommendations for male sexual problems, namely erectile dysfunction.

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Erectile Dysfunction Humans Male Neoplasms Survivors

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