Leah Bressler

After hearing about issues with sexual function in female young adult cancer survivors, Dr. Meacham shared with us the special issues in young adult male cancer survivors. She discussed how sexual function includes both physical and emotional components and has a key role in determining quality of life. Dr. Meacham highlighted a major theme of the Conference, that childhood cancer survivors experience accelerated aging such that while the general population experiences hypertension, cardiovascular disease and male sexual health disorders in their 6th decade of life, cancer survivors experience these earlier. She highlighted the need for assessments using validated questionnaires and goaded providers to initiate discussions on sexual health using the PLISSIT (permission, limited information, specific suggestions and intensive therapy) model.

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Cetmas

good job to Dr. Meacham

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