Curative testis cancer therapy: psychosocial sequelae.

  title={Curative testis cancer therapy: psychosocial sequelae.},
  author={Patricia Perri Rieker and S D Edbril and Marc B. Garnick},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={3 8},
We examined the long-term impact of advanced testis cancer and its curative therapies on emotional states and outlook on life, employment, intimate relationships, and sexual function. The sample consisted of 74 nonseminomatous and seminomatous tumor patients who had completed treatment two to ten years ago. The majority of men felt that surviving the debilitating treatment(s) was both an accomplishment and worthwhile trade-off. Neither the rate of unemployment (7%) nor divorce (10%) was… CONTINUE READING