Supporting men with prostate cancer through evidence-based resources and support is a Cancer Australia initiative, funded by the Australian Government. Problems with urinating could also be caused by another health problem, such as diabetes, or by any medicines you are taking, such as anti-depressants. More support groups for gay and bisexual men may be set up in the near future, look out for information on our support groups page. A sense of isolation… Gay men talk about feeling a greater sense of isolation when they are diagnosed with prostate cancer and may feel some discrimination in the health system. Experiences of Sexual Rehabilitation after Prostate Cancer: Much more research needs to be completed to determine the extent of the differences in quality of life between gay or bisexual men and heterosexual men, however, several issues have continued to appear in studies that exist so far. These include a blood test known as the PSA test, physical examination of your prostate called a digital rectal examination or DRE , and a prostate biopsy.
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UICC aims to nurture aspiring young cancer control professionals to become successful leaders in cancer control and the wider global health community. This includes awareness and inclusion of GB relational support, attention to GB-specific sexual concerns and identity issues after [prostate cancer], and avoidance of heterocentric language in consultations. This section is for gay and bisexual men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The authors noted that changes in sexual function impact GB and heterosexual men differently. American Society of Clinical Oncology Statement:
Understanding the Effects of Prostate Cancer on Gay and Bisexual Men - B Rosser
Treatment disparities between heterosexual and gay and bisexual men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Gay men are challenged with the additional emotion and stress of disclosing their continence, potency and erectile issues to multiple partners. It is also important for gay and bisexual men to receive the correct and relevant information that is appropriate to male same sex relationships, in order for them to understand how prostate cancer affects men in a gay relationship. Using data from telephone interviews with 19, men who participated in the California Health Interview Survey, the research found no overall difference in the use of the prostate-specific antigen or PSA test among gay, bisexual and heterosexual men. Combination treatments were treated as a single variable. In general, heterosexual men use more advanced-stage treatments than MsM, while MsM use more early-stage treatments than heterosexuals.
What gay men and those near and dear to them need to know about prostate cancer. Search for articles by this author. Prostate Cancer Myths by Editorial Team. For most aspects of the study, the older men chose online methods; the exception was the interview, in which case almost all preferred telephone. European Journal of Cancer Care. They need to have the right information in order to understand how prostate cancer affects men in a gay relationship. Wear a condom if you are having sex during this time.