Sexual function in males after radiotherapy for rectal cancer.

  title={Sexual function in males after radiotherapy for rectal cancer.},
  author={Kjersti Bruheim and Marianne Gr\onlie Guren and Alv Andreas Dahl and Eva Skovlund and Lise Balteskard and Erik Carlsen and Sophie D Fossa and Kjell Magne Tveit},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  volume={76 4},
PURPOSE Knowledge of sexual problems after pre- or postoperative radiotherapy (RT) with 50 Gy for rectal cancer is limited. In this study, we aimed to compare self-rated sexual functioning in irradiated (RT+) and nonirradiated (RT-) male patients at least 2 years after surgery for rectal cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS Patients diagnosed with rectal cancer from 1993 to 2003 were identified from the Norwegian Rectal Cancer Registry. Male patients without recurrence at the time of the study. The… CONTINUE READING


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