Cancer and its treatments can cause emotional and physical changes that affect how our cancer survivors feel about themselves. Over 66% of survivors report worrying about their sexual function including body image, fertility, intimacy, loss of desire and pain. Many women feel embarrassed or uncomfortable bringing up the issue with their partner, let alone a health care provider. Sexual concerns are a very common condition that affect a large population of women. It not only can affect women in a relationship but also their partners, which may contribute to women not feeling feminine. The good news is that there are many successful strategies that can help women who have been treated for cancer and their relationships. During our session, we will discuss the effect cancer has on female sexual health and provide treatment options, and resources or referrals related to female sexual health concerns.
Join Lori Seaborne, PA-C physician assistant certified as a Sexuality Counselor and support staff from the UW Health Cancer Program at ProHealth Care for a productive discussion with plenty of time for questions.