Radiotherapy to the prostate gland can cause diarrhoea, and irritation and pain in the anal area. You might get diarrhoea during radiotherapy and for some time afterwards. This can be unpleasant and tiring and may put you off wanting to have sex. Your doctor can arrange for you to have some anti diarrhoeal medicine. Your doctor might suggest changing your diet if diarrhoea is a long term problem.
First clinical guidance on anal sex after prostate cancer
Prostate cancer - symptoms, diagnosis, treatment - Southern Cross NZ
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UK doctors and surgeons have formulated what is probably the world's first clinical guidance on anal sex before, during, and after diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer. This consensus guideline, which is aimed at clinicians as well as gay and bisexual men with prostate cancer, recommends that men should abstain from receiving anal sex for a period of time before, during, and after certain tests and cancer treatments. It also warns of possible risks to sexual partners from exposure to radiation. Guideline coordinator Sean Ralph of the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Wirral, said, "Men are normally advised to resume sexual activity soon after prostate cancer treatments in order to help preserve their erectile function.
Baublio Str. Here we present the first cases of prostate cancer solitary metastasis to anal canal. Two months later increasing PSA rate was noted and the patient started adjuvant intermittent androgen deprivation therapy combined with radiotherapy.