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J BUON. 2013 Oct-Dec;18(4):818-23.

Sexual dysfunction in cancer patients: a review.

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Ege University Schhol of Medicine, Tulay Aktas Oncology Hospital, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey.


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.

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