How cancer can change your sex life in an unspoken way
Cancer’s unspoken side effects on your sexual life
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Cancer’s unspoken side effects: How it can affect your sexual life
Undergoing procedures such as a hysterectomy or mastectomy can rob women of feeling integral to sexual experience. Similarly, pelvic radiotherapy can cause vaginal stenosis – shortening and narrowing the vagina – making physical relations painful, if not inconceivable. Sadness, stress and body image problems have the potential to annihilate any libido. Cancer and chemotherapy can cause devastating impacts on a woman’s sexual function throughout treatment and for extended periods after – despite advancements in research into cancer treatment and sexual health, females complain that their issues with intimacy are still disregarded.