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. Our men's health experts have extensive experience in sexual rehabilitation and treatment, partnering with individuals and their partners to restore sexual function and intimacy following cancer treatment.