Featuring: Channa Amarasekera, MD
One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. While the impact of prostate cancer on the sexual health and quality of life of heterosexual males has been extensively studied, the impact of prostate cancer treatment on men who have sex with men remains poorly understood. Biologically, prostate cancer may behave similarly in heterosexual and non-heterosexual men, but the effect of treatment between these two groups can vary significantly because of sexual behavioral differences between the groups.
In this Better Edge podcast, Channa Amarasekera, MD, discusses how prostate cancer uniquely impacts men who have sex with men. He talks about screening and treatment considerations and explains his recent study assessing areas of sexual function predicted to be important after treatment for prostate cancer in gay men. With this research, Dr. Amarasekera aims to improve outcomes and the overall healthcare experience for gay and bisexual men at Northwestern Medicine and beyond.
Learn more about the Northwestern Medicine Gay and Bisexual Men’s Urology Program here.
Channa Amarasekera, MD, is the director of the Gay and Bisexual Men’s Urology Program and assistant professor of Urology at Northwestern Medicine.
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