Desperate Wives: There Is Help Out There

I have been getting letters from distraught women whose relationships with their husbands have suffered since their treatment for prostate cancer.  This subject needs to be discussed extensively, but for starters, I have compiled a list of potential resources.  (Excuse me if this is not the King’s English, but I have rushed this through because of the urgency of the topic.)  If you know of a resource I haven’t mentioned, please contact me. 

Malecare at http://malecare.org A must read website. The best and most frequently updated prostate cancer information, anywhere.

“Saving Your Sex Life After Prostate Cancer“, Dr. John Mulhall.  (Hilton Publishing, available at Amazon.com for $12.21.)   A must-read.  Dr. Mulhall knows his stuff.  As an expert in Sexual Medicine at MSKCC, he treats about 800 PC patients a year.

sexhealthmatters.org . Website of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America.  That’s where I look first for referrals to ED specialists of all kinds (MDs, social workers, nurses, etc).  There is also a lot of general information on their webstite for people struggling with ED.

http://www.sda.uk.net,  Sexual  Dysfunction Association, UK.  They have good “fact sheets” on various subjects relating to PC and ED.  We in the U.S. need to catch up with them.

ladies-prostate-forum.  “A wonderful online forum for *ladies only* that has an ‘intimacy’ section. The women are very supportive and caring.”

hisprostatecancer.com.  A relatively new site by PC wife and professional writer Dana K.  The content seems high-quality, and you can post your own  story. 

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