Sexuality After Cancer
The SHOW Center does not actively treat forms of cancer, but specialize in the side effects from cancer treatments. Your SHOW Center provider realizes that a cancer diagnosis prompts many large, life-altering questions about treatment options, next steps, and survival. Often the issue of removing the cancer and becoming cancer free is in most peoples mind initially, however as you start to feel better and life starts becoming more normal the question of sexuality returns. What does sex and sexuality look like after cancer? This is something we commonly hear at the SHOW Center and work with patients to develop a new set of normal after cancer.
Questions about sex are completely normal and often people feel very uncomfortable talking about them. There are side effects that can happen after cancer such as difficulty reaching climax, less energy for sexual activity, loss of desire for sex, pain during penetration, reduced size of the vagina, and vaginal dryness. At The SHOW Center we work closely with cancer survivors and their providers to normalize questions about sexuality after cancer and to help patients continue to have sexuality be a part of their life after cancer.
*This information does not replace a provider consultation. You should schedule an appointment with your provider if you experience any of these symptoms.