How Can We Effectively Address the Medical and Psychological Concerns of Survivors of Pelvic Malignancies?

Journal Article (Review)

Sexual and urinary morbidities resulting from treatment of pelvic malignancies are common. These treatment sequelae are significantly bothersome to patients and challenging to address. Awareness of these complications is critical in order to properly counsel patients regarding potential side effects and to facilitate prompt diagnosis and management. Addressing these issues often necessitates a coordinated multidisciplinary approach; however, the effort required often translates into improvement in patient quality of life. Herein we review the sexual and urinary side effects that may arise during or after treatment of pelvic malignancies.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Madden-Fuentes, RJ; Koontz, BF; Harrison, MR; George, DJ; Davidson, B; Gilmore, BF; Moul, JW; Mantyh, C; Peterson, AC

Published Date

  • April 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 286 - 294

PubMed ID

  • 28412780

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-9091

Language

  • eng