Orchiectomy for Testicular Malignancy Sexual Disorders and Quality of Life

  • Elena Vittoria Longhi
  • Giorgio Franco


Testicular cancer raises many questions in treatment, study, and research not only regarding clinical issues but also the emotional, sexual, and neurovegetative aspects of the patient, not to mention neuropsychological findings and long-term cognitive findings of post-traumatic stress, especially in patients treated with one or more cycles of chemotherapy. Psychosexology cannot avoid considering these aspects from the moment the patient is first treated (at the time of diagnosis) and establishing an individualized long-term rehabilitation project with the medical, surgical, and nursing teams.


Testicular cancer Chemotherapy Surgical treatment Post-traumatic stress disorder Singles Couples Erectile dysfunction Ejaculation disorder 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Vittoria Longhi
    • 1
  • Giorgio Franco
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Urology, Sexual Medical CenterIRCCS San Raphael Hospital, Vita and Salute UniversityMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Gynaecological and Urological SciencesSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

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