Developing UK Guidance on How Long Men Should Abstain from Receiving Anal Sex before, During and after Interventions for Prostate Cancer

  • S. Ralph
    Address for correspondence: Leeds Cancer Centre, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK.
    Leeds Cancer Centre, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK
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Published:August 03, 2021DOI:
      Prostate cancer has become the most common cancer in England, with 49 029 cases in 2018 [
      • Prostate Cancer UK
      Prostate cancer now most commonly diagnosed cancer in England.
      ]. One in eight men will be diagnosed during their lifetime [
      • Prostate Cancer UK
      About prostate cancer: facts and figures.
      ]. This translates to a one in four chance of being directly or indirectly affected by prostate cancer for men in same-sex relationships. Although there is no evidence that men who engage in same-sex relationships are at an increased risk of developing prostate cancer, they will be disproportionately affected, by virtue of both partners having a prostate gland.
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