Sex and cancer for men

Cancer and its treatment can affect your sex life. Different treatments will affect your body and feelings in different ways. Get support to help manage these side effects and cope with changes to your sex life.

Chemotherapy and men's sexuality

Chemotherapy can affect your sex life in different ways. Find out about what might change and what can help.

Surgery to the pelvis or genitals for men

Find out how surgery to the pelvis or genitals can affect your body, and how you feel about sex.

Radiotherapy to the pelvis for men

Having radiotherapy could affect your sex life in several ways. Find out about possible problems and what can help.

Hormone therapy for men

Hormone therapy blocks or lowers the amount of hormones in the body to stop or slow down the growth of cancer. This might affect your sex life.

Managing erection problems

Some cancer treatments can make it more difficult to get and keep an erection. There are treatments that may help you. Sex therapy can also be helpful.

Sperm collection and storage (sperm banking)

Some cancer treatments might affect your fertility. Sperm banking is a way of storing your sperm for use in later fertility treatment. 

Last reviewed: 
25 Oct 2021
Next review due: 
25 Oct 2024