Intimacy And Sexual Relationships

Sexual Dissatisfaction Prevalent Among Cancer Survivors, Especially in Women

Sexual Dissatisfaction Prevalent Among Cancer Survivors, Especially in Women

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Older cancer survivors' self-reports of sexual activity and functioning are comparable to age-matched people without cancer; despite this, sexual dissatisfaction is more prevalent among cancer survivors than age-matched cancer-free persons.

Cancer and intimate partner violence: Could you tell if one of your patients is a victim?

Cancer and intimate partner violence: Could you tell if one of your patients is a victim?

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Oncology nurses can learn to identify cases of intimate partner violence (IPV).

Workgroup Increases Availability of Intimacy, Sexuality Resources for Oncology Outpatients

Workgroup Increases Availability of Intimacy, Sexuality Resources for Oncology Outpatients

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Nurse-led interdisciplinary Workgroup on Intimacy, Sexuality, and Cancer improved education and access to resources in an outpatient oncology setting.

Research aims to reduce health care disparities

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The LGBTQI community experience health disparities due to reduced access to health care and insurance, coupled with an elevated risk for multiple types of cancer compared with non-LGBTQI populations, according to recent research.

Sexual dysfunction in a breast cancer survivor: A case study

Sexual dysfunction in a breast cancer survivor: A case study

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This case study examines a case of sex-related headaches in a breast cancer survivor after treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Tips for Patients and Their Partners for Restoring Intimacy after Prostate Cancer

Tips for Patients and Their Partners for Restoring Intimacy after Prostate Cancer

Although their lives eventually return to normal after treatment, some men have to cope with lingering effects of their treatment that affects their libido or sexual function. Daniel Watter, EdD, offers guidance tips to share with patients who are surviving prostate cancer that can help them through the recovery process.

More awareness of sexual dysfunction in lung cancer patients is needed

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Many lung cancer patients experience difficulties with sexual expression and intimacy, a topic that has long been ignored by doctors and researchers.

Sexual health diminished after bone marrow transplant

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Preparative procedures and complications associated with blood or bone marrow transplantation have been tied to diminished sexual health in both men and women, according to new research.

How to have a comfortable discussion on sexuality

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Do you squirm when patients ask about the affects of cancer on their sexuality? A therapist explains how to talk with cancer patients about sexuality.

Study results support patient concerns about a controversial side effect of therapy

Study results support patient concerns about a controversial side effect of therapy

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A posttreatment assessment of men who underwent treatment for prostate cancer revealed a side effect that has a significant impact on patients.

Prostate cancer awareness lacking among men

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Men have a surprising lack of awareness about prostate cancer, according to results of a new survey. A significant gap exists between the facts about prostate cancer and what men believe about the disease.

Stem cells may conquer infertility in male cancer survivors

Spermatogonial stem cells were used to overcome male infertility, which could help prepubertal boys rendered infertile by cancer treatments.

Watchful waiting offers more quality years than prostatectomy

Compared with prostatectomy, surveillance will likely reduce prostate cancer-specific survival only slightly and greatly enhance quality of life.

Genetic markers predict sexual problems after prostate radiation

Researchers have identified 12 genetic markers linked with susceptibility for erectile dysfunction after radiotherapy for prostate cancer.

Treatment for breast cancer after menopause brings sexual difficulties

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Women who receive aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer after menopause experience very high levels of sexual difficulties, including low interest, insufficient lubrication, and pain with intercourse, according to a recent study.

Response to radiation is more robust in oropharyngeal cancer patients with HPV

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Responses to radiation therapy are significantly different among patients with oropharyngeal cancer, depending on if they carry the human papillomavirus (HPV). More individualized radiation treatment regimens could result from these findings, according to a recent study.

BRCA gene mutation leads young women to complex decisions about life plans

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Young women who have the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutation feel differently about their options for relationships, treatment, childbearing, and careers. In this study, researchers evaluated the psychosocial consequences of carrying the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.

Diagnosis and surgery for prostate cancer reduces quality of life

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One year after men undergo surgical removal of prostate cancer, they have significant anxiety, which appears to be linked to poor sexual satisfaction and depression.

Delivering quality health care to LGBT communities

Delivering quality health care to LGBT communities

CancerCare, a leading provider of assistance for patients, discusses resources to help oncology nurses provide culturally competent care to patients in the LGBT community.

Oncology Nurse Advisor Forum - July/August 2011

Based on associations between HPV and head and neck cancer, what public health initiatives should be implemented? What is the significance of food-drug interactions with oral TKIs?

Female cancer survivors want medical help for sexual issues

Data collected from 261 women with gynecologic and breast cancers indicated that 41.6% were interested in receiving medical help for sexual issues, but only 7% had actually sought such care.

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