Waning sexual function--the most important disease-specific distress for patients with prostate cancer.

@article{Helgason1996WaningSF,
  title={Waning sexual function--the most important disease-specific distress for patients with prostate cancer.},
  author={{\'A}sgeir R{\'u}nar Helgason and J. Patrik Adolfsson and Paul T. Dickman and Mats Fredrikson and Stefan T E Arver and Gunnar Steineck},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={1996},
  volume={73},
  pages={1417 - 1421}
}
The objective was to investigate how prostate cancer and its treatment affects sexual, urinary and bowel functions and to what extent eventual complications cause distress. A questionnaire was sent to 431 men aged 50-80 years with prostate cancer diagnosed in 1992 in the Stockholm area (Sweden) and 435 randomly selected men with a similar age distribution. Sexual function, as compared with their youth, was diminished in a majority of all men. The prostate cancer patients were, however, more… CONTINUE READING
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