A new study has shown that couples counseling following prostate cancer treatment can significantly improve their sex lives.
The study involved over 100 couples with half of the couples participating in three face-to-face counseling sessions or in an Internet-based counseling program. Surveys given before therapy and at 3, 6, and 12 months following the completion of therapy showed that both men and their partners showed improved measures of sexual satisfaction for those who participated in the couples therapy.
The study showed fairly similar results between the face-to-face sessions and the Internet-based sessions.
The journal Cancer reported the results from this study on September 26.