Treatments for prostate cancer can affect your sex life and your relationships. Treatments may have a direct effect on your sex life. Symptoms of the cancer or its treatments, such as tiredness or discomfort, can make it difficult to have sex. Feelings such as anxiety or sadness can also affect how you feel about sex.
If cancer and its treatments affect your sex life, it can feel like a serious loss. You do not need to be in a relationship to feel this. It can also affect how you feel and think about your body (body image). You may feel less sexually attractive. If you are having issues with your body image, ask your doctor or nurse for advice.
Being more physically active, eating healthily, and managing your weight may help to improve body image concerns. Ask your doctor or nurse for advice.