Sexual dysfunction in cancer patients: a review


ÇAKAR B. , KARACA B., Uslu R.

JOURNAL OF BUON, vol.18, no.4, pp.818-823, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BUON
  • Page Numbers: pp.818-823

Abstract

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.