Sexual health and lung cancer: it is time to start the conversation

Written by Narjust Duma, MD (University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, USA)

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States [1]. Recent epidemiological studies have shown an increasing incidence of lung cancer among young women than in young men for the first time in the history of the disease [2]. In recent years, extensive research in the field has led to the establishment of immunotherapy and personalized targeted therapy as frontline treatment strategies for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer [3]. Next-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors and immune checkpoint inhibitors are the standard of care in various types of advanced lung cancers based on the detection of biomarkers such as...

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