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Women Have Sex Less Frequently After Treatment For Gynecologic Cancer

In spite of lower sexual frequency and more sexual dysfunction, the women did not report higher rates of relationship problems.

"We think that if couples are given the option to go to counseling during cancer treatment it may help with their sexual health in the long run," said researcher Saketh Guntupalli, MD, in a University of Colorado Cancer Center blog post.

"If we can catch those patients that may have problems up front and offer interventions, especially younger couples, it can really enhance life after cancer," he added.

The study results were presented in May at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology.

To learn more about cancer and women’s sexual health, please see the following links:

Cancer and Sexual Problems

Cancer and Sex for Single Women

Female Cancer Survivors and Sex Health Issues


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Resources

ASCO University

Saketh Guntupalli, et al.

“Sexual and marital dysfunction in women with gynecologic cancer: A multi-institutional, cross-sectional trial”

(Abstract 9592, presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology, May 2015 in Chicago, IL)

http://meetinglibrary.asco.org/content/153276-156

University of Colorado Cancer Center

Bakemeyer, Taylor

“Study shows sexual dysfunction after gynecologic cancer treatment”

(May 30, 2015)

http://www.coloradocancerblogs.org/study-shows-sexual-dysfunction-after-gynecologic-cancer-treatment/

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