Prostate cancer and the gay male

Vincent M. Santillo, Franklin C. Lowe

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This is an overview of the causes, screening guidelines and treatments for prostate cancer. The paper also highlights issues of particular concern to gay men including the potential effect of testosterone supplements, HIV status, anal sex and its impact on PSA testing, and the potential change in sexual response during anal sex resulting from the removal of the prostate. Issues of doctor-patient communication as they specifically relate to the gay prostate cancer patient are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-27
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Feb 15 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • AIDS
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Anal sex
  • Cancer
  • Diet
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Finasteride
  • Gay
  • Gay couples
  • Gay relationships
  • HIV
  • Homosexuality
  • Impotence
  • Incontinence
  • Informed consent
  • Prostate
  • Prostatectomy
  • Psa testing
  • Testosterone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology


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