Sunday, August 5, 2007

Female Cancer Survivors Lack Frank Sex Talk from Doctors

Three out of four women treated for genital tract cancer feel their doctors should initiate more conversations about the cancer's impact on their sexual.

"We found that these women valued sexuality and participated in sexual relationships and activities at a rate similar to women who had not been through cancer treatment, but they were not adequately prepared for the sexual issues that their cancer or its treatment introduced," study author Dr. Stacy Lindau said in a prepared statement. The sexual problems included pain and limited lubrication. Read more.

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