Sexual Issues Are Insufficiently Addressed in Women Who Survive Cancer

Sexual Issues Are Insufficiently Addressed in Women Who Survive Cancer according to a study published recently in the journal Cancer. While 42% of women in this study of breast and gynecologic cancer survivors were interested in receiving help for sexual issues, only 7% of women actually asked for advice from their doctors.
Given that many women recovering from breast cancer treatment are experiencing symptoms of chemotherapy induced menopause i.e. “chemopause” or menopause itself, are frequently fatigued and under stress and may be faced with body image concerns after surgery and treatment, it isn’t surprising that sexual issues are an important concern. I liked the following helpful articles from the BreastCancer.org – Tips for Intimacy and WebMD’s article Breast Cancer – Sex and Intimacy.
Link to Medline Health News Report
Posted February 21st, 2011

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