Survivorship in bladder cancer has improved in terms of lower morbidity, mortality, and improved oncological outcomes. However, there is a dearth of research on women's quality of life, specifically, on the effect of radical cystectomy on women's sexual function and sexual experience. This narrative literature review focuses on the current state of knowledge about women's sexual function after cystectomy, identifies patient and provider-related factors that have contributed to the lack of research and sexual health support in clinical practice, and proposes a model for sexual rehabilitation as well as future areas for research.
Urology. 2020 Aug 22 [Epub]
Svetlana Avulova, Daniela Wittmann
Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Electronic address: ., Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.