Intimacy after Breast Cancer
Sex. It’s complicated. It was before cancer treatment, and it will be after. That doesn’t mean it can’t still be good, but now you might need to be intentional about pursuing it. Don’t be afraid to have a conversation regarding intimacy with your doctor, your quality of life during and after treatment is essential, and a doctor should care about all your needs related to your cancer diagnosis.
Some of the changes that can impact your sex life after breast cancer include:
- Lack of desire
- Dryness or lack of lubrication resulting in painful sex
- Body image issues related to surgery
- Weight gain or loss
Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to make sure you maintain intimacy after cancer.
- If you are struggling with body image, consider making an appointment with a counselor who can help you overcome self-limiting beliefs having to do with your appearance.
- Find a provider who specializes in sexual health, ask your oncologist for a referral or see Dr. Becky Lynn’s profile on this site.
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