Cancer and its treatment can cause many changes in a personís sex life. Unfortunately not everyone is warned about these changes
before treatment begins, and some people think they are the only one experiencing problems related to intimacy or sex. Nothing could be
further from the truth. Virtually all cancer survivors have experienced some type of problem or change with physical intimacy and sex
The good news is that you are not alone, and there are things you can do to improve the quality of your sex life after
Even though many doctors may think that stopping the cancer is the most important thing, and other problems are minor
by comparison, the truth is that the quality of your life as a whole is what matters the most. Sexual problems in particular
are not trivial, and can have a huge impact on how much you enjoy life and all the wonderful things in it. You will be glad
you have taken the time to learn what you can do to resume the fun and fulfillment of a healthy sex life.
Cancer treatment can cause many different types of changes in your body, depending on whether you were treated with surgery,
radiation, and/or chemotherapy. The damage caused by treatment will also depend on exactly where the cancer was and what type
and stage of cancer it was. Of course, it is important to talk to your doctor about any health concern you have, including
problems with sex including pain, lack of desire, weakness, or issues with fertility.
No one source of information is adequate to help with all the possible sexual problems that may be caused by cancer and its
treatment. This website is a good starting point to discover information sources and products you can access on your own, in
the privacy of your own home, that may be helpful as you explore both yourself and your relationships with other people in
your new after-cancer life. Read more in our article
"Great Sex After Cancer Treatment".