On behalf our guest editor, Prof. Luca Incrocci, it is a pleasure to welcome you to this special edition on cancer and sexual health. Due to modern surgical techniques, improved chemotherapeutical drugs and sophisticated radiation techniques cancer is slowly becoming a chronic disease. More people live longer or are cured. Therefore quality of life in general and sexual functioning in particular have become very important for cancer patients.
The papers in this issue deal with prostate cancer, gynaecological, rectal and breast cancer, broadening the interest from urologists to oncologists, psychologists, oncological nurses, gynaecologists, surgeons, and more. They provide evidence based information on the incidence, pathogenesis and extent of iatrogenic sexual dysfunctions following cancer treatments. Also pharmacologic, surgical, and psychological approaches to managing sexual dysfunctions in cancer survivors and their partners have been addressed.We hope you will enjoy this issue and that it will enhance your understanding of sexual-related disease.
Guest Editor: Professor Luca Incrocci, MD, PhD. Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands