Doc Talk: Treating prostate cancer need not mean the end of sex

While treatment for prostate cancer can destroy the nerves that facilitate an erection, there are ways to restore erectile function

ST ILLUSTRATION: CEL GULAPA

It was late at night. Sixty-three-year-old Mr Choo was resting on his bed, reading the newspapers. His wife of more than 30 years joined him, putting her arms onto his lap.

In the past, Mr Choo would have responded to his wife's subtle request for physical intimacy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 21, 2019, with the headline 'Treating prostate cancer need not mean the end of sex'. Subscribe