Navigation Links
Couples Counseling Boosts Sex Lives After Prostate Cancer
Date:9/26/2011

By Jenifer Goodwin
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Sept. 26 (HealthDay News) -- The side effects of prostate cancer treatments, including surgery and radiation, can seriously disrupt a couple's sex life.

But a new study finds that counseling helped married men and women figure out what sorts of treatments for erectile dysfunction worked for them and how to incorporate those methods during sex. In doing so, they returned some luster to their love lives.

Researchers enrolled more than 200 men who'd been treated for prostate cancer and their wives into one of three groups: one received three face-to-face counseling sessions; the other was offered Internet-based counseling; and the third was put on a wait list.

At a six-month follow-up (about three months after counseling), men who received either the face-to-face or web-based counseling reported an improvement in sexual function and satisfaction with sex. When the man reported his sexual function improved, his wife's reports of sexual function and satisfaction did as well.

Those in the wait-listed group experienced no improvements, suggesting that "time alone doesn't heal the issues," said study author Leslie Schover, a professor of behavioral science and a clinical psychologist at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

The study is published in the Sept. 26 online issue of Cancer.

Despite nerve-sparing surgery, prostate cancer treatment still causes significant erectile dysfunction, experts say. Other problems may include difficulty reaching orgasm; decreased intensity of orgasm; pain and leaking urine at orgasm.

Many men who have prostate cancer are older, and their erectile function may have already been compromised due to the cancer itself or other underlying vascular or nerve disease, explained Dr. Bruce Gilbert, director of reproductive and sexual medicine at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System's S
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Couples counseling helps improve the sex lives of prostate cancer survivors and their spouses
2. Couples counseling improves sexual intimacy after prostate treatment
3. Couples who receive government assistance report less marital satisfaction, commitment, study finds
4. Study examines how couples collaborative dialogue may assist in a spouses memory
5. Single parents and gay couples face rental housing discrimination: UBC study
6. Couples Who Dont Fight Much Arent Likely to Start
7. Even Living Together Is Too Much Commitment for Todays Couples
8. Couples report gender differences in relationship, sexual satisfaction over time
9. Long Commutes Tough on Couples Relationships
10. Fighting HIV in South Africa should focus on couples, study finds
11. Gay couples could benefit from testing together
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Pentec Health, Inc., a national leader in outsourced pharmacy services, ... consecutive year. Less than 5 % of this year’s 5000 honorees share the “six-time” ... Pentec’s 3-year revenue growth rate of 65% sustained its most recent achievement. As an ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... Dr. Robert G. ... he is now certified in “Systema”: a Russian martial art system that is also ... , Systema , which dates back to the 10th century, is a ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... Mobile working is increasingly more important, as business ... everywhere new mobile apps are being launched, and mobile device usage as a whole ... of their work and personal lives. What's more people are expecting mobile versions of ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... Spring Lake, NJ (PRWEB) , ... September 01, ... ... physician, has a reputation for the telling the truth about medicine and health, ... has created a video blog, where he plans to regularly debunk certain misconceptions ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... Paul- Eagan (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... For many men, the first ... chin. Men were often forced to wear a looser fitting shirt with a collar ... their neck, sliding a finger between their collar and skin all day because it’s uncomfortable. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Pentec Health Once Again Named One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America 2Health News:Dr. Robert G. Schwartz Achieves Certification in Russian Martial Art “Systema” and Focuses on Integrating Techniques & Principles into Health Care Delivery 2Health News:Dr. Robert G. Schwartz Achieves Certification in Russian Martial Art “Systema” and Focuses on Integrating Techniques & Principles into Health Care Delivery 3Health News:New Mobility Experience From Winscribe 2Health News:New Mobility Experience From Winscribe 3Health News:Dr. Michael Rothman, NJ’s Leading Holistic Doctor, Presents a Video Blog that Discusses the Most Confusing and Interesting Current Medical Topics 2Health News:Getting Rid of Double Chins: New FDA Approved Kybella Treatment Proving Very Popular Among Professional Men at Crutchfield Dermatology 2
... excess weight worsens disease , THURSDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) ... as many experts have thought, but it could dampen the ... , Inhaled corticosteroids are the most widely prescribed drugs to ... whom are overweight or obese. , "It raises the concern ...
... N.J., June 4 Cambrex Corporation (NYSE: CBM ... New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") informing the Company that it ... As announced by the Company on April 14, 2009, ... standards because its average market capitalization over a consecutive 30-day ...
... night, the America,s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Foundation paid ... Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, and L.A. ... designed to improve the health and environment of communities ... health plans of working with local partners in a ...
... , "Headache U" is first educational program of its kind, matches ... , CHICAGO, June 4 The National Headache Foundation (NHF) ... headache education program of its kind designed to help people with ... beginning today on the NHF website at http://www.headaches.org/headacheu/ ...
... , MIAMI, June 4 St. Jude Children,s Research Hospital(R) ... by honoring Tommy and Thalia Mottola on May ... Estefan , co-host of the popular Univision show El ... the 2009 Al-Rashid Hope Award for their commitment to children,s ...
... could lead to treatment or prevention , THURSDAY, June 4 ... a key role in cell death in Huntingdon,s disease, a ... intellectual functioning. , The discovery raises hope that drugs could ... a study in the June 5 issue of Science ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Obesity May Dampen Response to Asthma Meds 2Health News:AHIP Foundation Announces 2009 Community Leadership Awards 2Health News:New Online Tool Helps People With Headache Take Control, Get Relief 2Health News:New Online Tool Helps People With Headache Take Control, Get Relief 3Health News:New Online Tool Helps People With Headache Take Control, Get Relief 4Health News:Photos: Tommy & Thalia Mottola Honored at 7th Annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala 2Health News:Photos: Tommy & Thalia Mottola Honored at 7th Annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala 3Health News:Discovery Sheds Light on Huntington's Disease 2Health News:Discovery Sheds Light on Huntington's Disease 3
(Date:9/1/2015)... 2015 Taiwan,s GNT ... in Taipei on  August 25 ... platform, a targeted drug delivery technology that uses nano-scale ... was part of a joint press conference held by ... (GNT), showcasing GNT,s latest edible gold-based food and beverage ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... 2015 Agena Bioscience TM today announced the ... a commercial and financial hub from which many biotech and ... laboratories in mainland China . ... global sales with almost sixty MassARRAY ® Systems installed ... will allow us to expand our reach and foster a ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... 1. September 2015 In nur zwei ... Mitarbeitern hat die SHL Group schnell weltweit 3.000 ... rapides Wachstum auf dem Markt der ... und das Management von SHL wieder. ... ist weltweit führend in Design und Herstellung automatischer ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:GNTbm Updates Developments in the Vaucarrin(TM) annogold Drug Delivery Platform 2GNTbm Updates Developments in the Vaucarrin(TM) annogold Drug Delivery Platform 3GNTbm Updates Developments in the Vaucarrin(TM) annogold Drug Delivery Platform 4GNTbm Updates Developments in the Vaucarrin(TM) annogold Drug Delivery Platform 5Agena Bioscience Opens Office in Shanghai, China 2SHL Group erreicht wichtigen Markstein von 3.000 Mitarbeitern 2
... April 11, 2011 DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: ... a Phase II clinical trial in chronic low ... transdermal bupivacaine pain patch.  This study was conducted ... owned by Pfizer (NYSE: PFE).  In this study ...
... April 11, 2011 CarePoint Partners ... Infusion (Premier). Premier provides home infusion pharmacy services ... nursing services in the Atlanta, Georgia area. The ... while CarePoint also continues to grow its southeastern ...
Cached Medicine Technology:DURECT Announces ELADUR® (TRANSDUR®-Bupivacaine) Phase II Study Results in Chronic Low Back Pain 2DURECT Announces ELADUR® (TRANSDUR®-Bupivacaine) Phase II Study Results in Chronic Low Back Pain 3CarePoint Partners Expands Texas Presence and Opens Georgia Market With Acquisition of Premier Infusion 2
... standard, corrected curve trial lenses are ground with ... Marco refractors and are invaluable in treating low ... other manufacturers contain a disproportionately large number of ... expensive to produce, and fewer lenses in the ...
The LM-990A is the most completely automatic lensemeter ever created. It even measured monocular and binocular PD automatically....
... has made the LM-770 the easiest ... Technicians can be trained to operate ... instruction. The instrument tells the user ... A flashing indicator alerts the user ...
... designed to perform precise and accurate ... one-third the space of traditional examinations. ... refractors, automatic or digital lensmeters and ... EPIC enables the operator to call ...
Medicine Products: