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Nursing care of men with reproductive system and breast disorders
chapterposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by John BroadbentJohn Broadbent
Men are subject to disorders of the penis, scrotum and testes, prostate gland and breast. These disorders may be inflammatory, structural, benign or malignant. Young men are at increased risk for testicular cancer. As men age, both benign and malignant conditions of the prostate gland become common. Many of the disorders pose significant risk to the man’s fertility and sexual and urinary function and some are life threatening. This chapter discusses disorders of the male reproductive system, including disorders of sexual expression and the male breast. Because many of the treatments and disorders of the male reproductive system have the potential to affect erection and ejaculation, these problems are discussed first.