Life After Breast Cancer
UNDERSTANDING LIFE AFTER BREAST CANCER
Breast cancer seems ubiquitous. Most of us have yet to meet any person professionally or personally whose life has not been touched by breast cancer. These words are common: “I know someone who was just diagnosed with breast cancer.”
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Do most breast cancer survivors need help in dealing with sexual changes after breast cancer?
Each woman reacts differently to the sexual changes that accompany breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivor-ship.
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What type of healthcare professional is trained to help women with these issues?
Marriage and family therapists focus on the psychological dynamics of couple relationships and the broad array of sexual challenges that many couples face.
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What is survivorship medicine?
An exciting transformation has taken place about what it means to be affected by cancer. Rather than seeing and being seen as an unfortunate “victim,” individuals see and feel themselves empowered as survivors or “thrivers.”
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What is sexual medicine?
Sexual medicine embraces the study, diagnosis, and treatment of sexual health concerns of women and men.
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What information does my healthcare providers need to know to assist me with my sexual health?
Specialists in sexual health are skilled in working with survivor issues and concerns. By consulting with a specialist, issues about your innermost sexual fears or concerns that may seem “silly” can be taken seriously and addressed accordingly.