Awareness of sexual dysfunction in lung cancer patients
According to a recent study conducted stated that many lung cancer patients also suffer from the difficulties with sexual expression and intimacy. The researchers estimated that the sexual dysfunction influences around 40 to 100% of patients who are getting cancer treatment. They also found that these problems can increase with the passing time rather than improving the condition. The researchers are also working on how to treat the sexual effects after the lung cancer therapy.
The co-researcher, Stephane Droupy from the University Hospital of Nimes, France, speaking at a special session on sexual dysfunction after lung cancer treatment at ELCC explains, "It's time that doctors and scientists paid more attention to this important issue. We still have to do a lot of work on the awareness of sexual problems after cancer —and lung cancer in particular, and we hope that our session at ELCC will help begin the discussion about how best to help this group of patients.”