Sexual dysfunction in cancer patients: a review


ÇAKAR B. , KARACA B., Uslu R.

JOURNAL OF BUON, cilt.18, ss.818-823, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF BUON
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.818-823

Özet

Cancer is a life-threatening disease despite the advanced therapeutic strategies now available. A common problem is that physicians and patients tend to concentrate on intensive medical treatment options and underestimate the treatment-related adverse effects. In this review, we summarize one of these adverse effects in cancer patients; sexual dysfunction (SD). In addition, current therapeutic choices with optimal doses and patient selection strategies are defined. All patients should be informed about problems associated with therapy-related SD and must be guided toward the most appropriate therapeutic options before starting treatment.