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.