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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute
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Restoration of Sexual Vitality

Men and women can suffer from a wide range of sexual changes both during and after cancer treatment. The Polsky Institute partners with sexual health experts in the Northwestern Medicine Department of Urology to provide integrated treatment and therapy to address the physical, medical and hormonal conditions that impact sexual health following a urologic cancer diagnosis. In addition to treatment with medication, patients who have experienced changes in sexual function as a result of cancer treatment will be offered education, counseling and physical therapy.

Men facing urologic cancers are especially prone to sexual side effects following treatment. These include erectile dysfunction, decreased libido and change in penile shape, ejaculation problems and orgasm alterations. Nelson Bennett, MD, director of men’s health, specializes in the care of patients struggling with erectile dysfunction or other sexual conditions. Bennett has more than 20 years of experience in sexual rehabilitation and treatment, partnering with individuals and their partners to restore sexual function and intimacy following cancer treatment.

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