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Sexuality of men treated with haematopoietic stem cell transplantation: a review of the literature

Ladislav Slovacek, Birgita Slovackova, Zuzana Macingova, Ladislav Jebavy
DOI: 10.1016/S1507-1367(10)60066-1
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2007;12(5):277-282.

open access

Vol 12, No 5 (2007)
Untitled
Published online: 2007-09-01
Submitted: 2007-03-06

Abstract

Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a therapeutic modality used in anti-tumour treatment of haematological malignancies as well as solid tumours. Apart from that it is also used in therapy of non-malignant and hereditary diseases. As well as all the other treatments, HSCT also affects the disease process and with that also the patient's quality of life (QoL). In the last decade of the 20th century several studies about QoL in patients after HSCT were undertaken and the influence in particular dimensions of QoL was observed. One of the closely observed aspects was sexuality in patients after HSCT. Sexuality and its expression is a very important aspect of human behaviour. It is also a very sensitive aspect, so without doubt it is affected by diagnosis of neoplasm and cancer treatment. Physical and psychosocial factors of HSCT affect patients' sexuality and sexual functioning, and with that also their QoL. They remain in focus because of the complex care concerning patients after HSCT.

Abstract

Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a therapeutic modality used in anti-tumour treatment of haematological malignancies as well as solid tumours. Apart from that it is also used in therapy of non-malignant and hereditary diseases. As well as all the other treatments, HSCT also affects the disease process and with that also the patient's quality of life (QoL). In the last decade of the 20th century several studies about QoL in patients after HSCT were undertaken and the influence in particular dimensions of QoL was observed. One of the closely observed aspects was sexuality in patients after HSCT. Sexuality and its expression is a very important aspect of human behaviour. It is also a very sensitive aspect, so without doubt it is affected by diagnosis of neoplasm and cancer treatment. Physical and psychosocial factors of HSCT affect patients' sexuality and sexual functioning, and with that also their QoL. They remain in focus because of the complex care concerning patients after HSCT.

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Keywords

sexuality; haematopoietic stem cell transplantation; quality of life

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Title

Sexuality of men treated with haematopoietic stem cell transplantation: a review of the literature

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 12, No 5 (2007)

Pages

277-282

Published online

2007-09-01

DOI

10.1016/S1507-1367(10)60066-1

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2007;12(5):277-282.

Keywords

sexuality
haematopoietic stem cell transplantation
quality of life

Authors

Ladislav Slovacek
Birgita Slovackova
Zuzana Macingova
Ladislav Jebavy

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