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Our monthly meetings now take place in Vauxhall Find out more >>>

Next meeting Saturday 17 November 2018

Prostate Cancer UK is starting an on-line group discussion for gay and bisexual men and men who have sex with men. Find out more >>>

Radiation therapy

Radiotherapy for prostate cancer can cause proctitis (inflammation inside your arse). This is usually a short term after effect of radiotherapy but for some men it can be permanent. This can cause pain if you are the receptive partner (bottom) during anal sex so, if you’re thinking about having radiotherapy, you might want to ask how it can affect the bowel and the back passage.

Another effect of radiotherapy can be loss of some body hair, including your public hair. This is not usually permanent although when your body hair grows back it could be different from before radiotherapy. If body hair is part of how you see yourself sexually you should ask your doctor for more information.

Permanent Seed Brachytherapy and High Dose Rate Brachytherapy

If you’ve had permanent seed brachytherapy there is a risk in the first few months that your partner might be exposed to some radiation during sex. Talk to your doctor or nurse about when it’s safe to have sex.

Find out more about the effects of surgery, hormone therapy and chemotherapy.

This information is based on details contained in "Prostate Facts For Gay and Bisexual Men" published by Prostate Cancer UK and on the personal stories of some of the men attending the monthly meetings of the LGBT Walnut group.

RADIO 4 PROGRAMMES on prostate cancer

8 Jan 2017 11 Jan 2017


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Dates of meetings
Saturday 17 Nov 2018
Saturday 15 Dec 2018
Saturday 19 Jan 2019

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DISCLAIMER: LGBT Walnut a non-profit support network, that aims to share our experiences of prostate cancer with members of the LGBT community. The information on this website is for information only, and we do not offer medical advice. If you have any medical or health questions you should contact your own GP or other healthcare professional.

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