Cancer treatment can lead to physical and emotional changes, including in your sex life. This is called a sexual side effect of cancer. These include changes in your preferences for sex and your ability to engage in sexual activity. Sexual side effects can be physical, mental, or emotional.
Cancer treatment can affect your mood, body image, energy levels, and health. And all of this can affect your sex life. Talk to your health care team about whether a cancer diagnosis and/or treatment could change your sex life. If possible, do this before starting treatment. This can affect the type of treatment that is best for you. If you are very nervous, you may want to get a second opinion.
Sexual Problems during Cancer
Changes in your sexual health due to cancer or its treatment can happen during or after treatment. These changes may disappear or be permanent. Everyone is different. Physical treatment effects are more likely with treatments that directly affect your genitals.
For example, treatment for prostate cancer, bladder cancer, or testicular cancer is more likely to affect your ability to have sex than treatment for other types of cancer. However, treatment for other types of cancer, such as leukemia, can also reduce your interest in sex by making you feel tired or sick. For this reason, it can be helpful to talk with your health care team about your specific diagnosis and what to expect. Sexual side effects may include:
- Reduced interest in sex
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Premature ejaculation
- Urinate during orgasm
- Pain during intercourse
Among these, erectile dysfunction is the main cause of men’s anxiety as it will ruin their sex life.
Treatment Options For Erectile Dysfunction Include:
These drugs can help you get an erection and keep it there long enough to have sex. These drugs include sildenafil tablets like Cenforce 200mg, tadalafil pills like Vilitra 40 mg and Tadalista Super Active, and vardenafil tablets like Levitra.
You can take them every day or just if you are interested in sex. If they are aware of the problem, they can help you or prevent it from getting worse. Also let your healthcare team know about any new problems or changes in your sexual health during or after cancer treatment.