Sex and Cancer. The Unspoken Side Effect Sex and cancer. We rarely hear these two words together, and that’s a problem because up to seventy percent of breast cancer patients and almost all gynecological cancer patients experience physical and emotional changes that impact their ability and desire to engage in sexual activity. Side effects from treatment including pain, fatigue and emotional […]

Check out a recent interview I had with Ronnie about sex after cancer in Chicago Health

Sex After Cancer Helping female survivors regain their sexual satisfaction and confidence After Naomi’s breast cancer treatment — the lumpectomy, the chemotherapy, the 33 radiation treatments — she lost her desire for sex. But she wanted to please her husband, so she had sex with him. And bled for three days. “The bleeding was unbelievable, […]

Romance may still be lingering in the air, but for many cancer survivors Valentine’s Day was just another reminder of how their sexuality has been scarred by cancer.

Check out the article at: Over 40 percent of all cancer survivors experience negative sexual changes after treatment, with this percentage dramatically rising to over 90 percent in survivors treated for ‘below the belt’ cancer types, including prostate cancer, ovarian cancer and cervical cancer. The University of Sydney and Cancer Council NSW identified that cancer survivors […]

Sex After Cancer Amongst Latina Cancer Survivors

A community-based approach for developing novel web-based psychosexual resources for Latina cancer survivors Changes to sexual wellbeing have been reported as one of the most distressing quality of life issues among cancer survivors. Over 60% of breast and gynecological cancer survivors experience sexual dysfunction after treatment1, 2 including vaginal atrophy, painful intercourse and decreased desire. Latinas present […]

Cancer survivors can have a fulfilling sex life – we need to talk about how

Revisit:  Check out an article I wrote about sex and cancer for The Conversation: Sex and cancer are words rarely uttered in the same sentence. But they should; after treatment ends, many cancer survivors are left with sexual changes that, when left unaddressed, can become long-term problems. While vaginal dryness is a common side-effect for […]