Sex After Breast Cancer — Why Keep This Conversation So Hush-Hush? This Video Tells It Like It Is!

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After going through a breast cancer diagnosis, you may have a lot of questions about the repercussions of treatment — and one of those concerns may be about your sexual health. We’re here to help.

In the following video, a nurse specialist who is also a sexuality counselor and several young women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer walk you through the sexual side effects of cancer — the physical impact of surgery as well as the emotional impact. You’ll also hear about the importance of communication with your partner, advice on how to start this kind of dialogue with your doctor, and more.

This is an honest, open conversation about how intimacy can be affected during breast cancer treatment and beyond — and it’s invaluable.

Take a look at the video to learn more, and don’t hesitate to reach out to your doctor to get more of your questions answered. Chances are, they’ve treated patients that have also gone through what you’re going through.

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C. Dixon likes to read, sing, eat, drink, write, and other verbs. She enjoys cavorting around the country to visit loved ones and experience new places, but especially likes to be at home with her husband and dog.