Lymphoma survivors: sexual dysfunction is common, but differs by sex

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Takeaway

  • Sexual dysfunction is common among lymphoma survivors; however, the factors associated with sexual problems were different by sex, as was their effect on QoL.

Why this matters

  • At approximately 30%, the rate of sexual dysfunction in lymphoma survivors is similar to that in testicular cancer survivors.

Study design

  • 1153 Korean lymphoma survivors were sent a questionnaire regarding sexual dysfunction and QoL; (analysis population: n=738).
  • Funding: Korean Ministry of Education.

Key results

  • Key factors associated with sexual dysfunction in women: lack of interest (64.4%), not pleasurable (58%), unable to achieve orgasm (57.6%), trouble lubricating (47.9%).
  • Key factors associated with sexual dysfunction in men: trouble achieving/maintaining erect...