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Prostate cancer

20 May 2011

Prostate cancer survival tough on gay men

Gay, men have a lower health-related quality of life than other men after prostate cancer treatment, a new study finds.

Gay men have a lower health-related quality of life than other men after prostate cancer treatment, a new study finds.

Compared to men in the general population, gay men reported statistically significant worse functioning and more severe bother scores on the EPIC urinary, bowel and hormonal system scales. Gay men also reported worse EPIC sexual and ejaculatory functioning scores, as well as much worse mental health functioning and higher fear of cancer recurrence.

Prostate cancer and homosexuality

 

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