PITMAN, N.J., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Men with prostate cancer may fear that they will never have sex again. What they are feeling can be disturbing, but there is hope. Jeffrey Albaugh, PhD, APRN, CUCNS, addresses sexual issues during and after prostate cancer treatment in a new book written specifically for patients and their partners: Reclaiming Sex & Intimacy After Prostate Cancer: A Guide for Men and Their Partners.
All treatments for prostate cancer can result in diminished sexual health. Following treatment, however, when the fear of cancer lessens, this very important quality-of-life issue assumes much greater significance. Dr. Albaugh's research-based book guides both men and their partners to a fulfilling sexual relationship after diagnosis.
"After working with thousands of men struggling with erectile dysfunction after prostate cancer treatment, I felt compelled by the incredible men and their partners I have had the pleasure of meeting, to write this book," Dr. Albaugh explained. "Over and over I kept hearing how desperately this information was needed by the many people I met who had dealt with prostate cancer. My hope is that this information will inform and enlighten everyone who reads it."
In a clear and patient-friendly style, with illustrative diagrams and sidebar highlights, Dr. Albaugh helps men and their partners to understand the options for prostate cancer treatment and their side effects, increase knowledge about sex and intimacy, prevail over erectile dysfunction, and learn how to preserve maximal penile function after prostate cancer treatment.
The book also includes chapters devoted to the importance of psychological well-being to normal sexual function and a message for the partners of men dealing with sexual dysfunction following prostate cancer treatment. This book is an important guide to everything men need to know to maintain sexual health and quality of life during and after prostate cancer.
Reclaiming Sex & Intimacy After Prostate Cancer: A Guide for Men and Their Partners is available for purchase online at www.drjeffalbaugh.com for $12.00 plus shipping/handling. Quantity discounts are available. Visit the web site or contact [email protected] for more information.
SOURCE Jeffrey Albaugh, PhD, APRN, CUCNS