Lung Cancer Diagnosis Takes Toll on Sex Lives

Experts suggest sexual dysfunction is key factor in lung cancer diagnosis

Low libido as a result of grief, depression and short-term quality-of-life improvement can make sexual function even more challenging.

With between 40 percent and 100 percent of lung cancer patients vulnerable to some form of persistent sexual dysfunction, experts say the issue can no longer be sidelined by physicians.

What should patients do?

Taking matters into their own hands is key. Although it may seem daunting on top of all the other concerns a patient may have with a diagnosis, communicating is important.

To tackle the problem, the researchers said, lung cancer patients should seek out doctors who specialize in matters of sexual health early in the cancer treatment process.

Source: Lung Cancer Diagnosis Takes Toll on Patients’ Sex Lives, Experts Say