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

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. Well, we're here to help.

In the following video, several young women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer and a nurse specialist who is also a sexuality counselor 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.

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C. Kramer is back in the Mitten State after a brief residency in the Sunshine State. She has an adorable dog-child, and enjoys reading, writing, going to the theatre, and finding pins on Pinterest. Her mother is a breast cancer survivor.