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Sex After Breast Cancer: Rediscovering Intimacy

Many women report a loss of libido after breast cancer treatment. There are simple solutions that can help.

Chemotherapy, hormone therapy and breast surgery all have an impact on sexuality, with symptoms from vaginal dryness to tiredness to the loss of libido. There are solutions, sometimes simple ones, for these problems.

 

When desire disappears …

 

Possible Causes

 

What can help

 

When you have vaginal dryness …

 

Possible Causes

 

 

What can help

 

When you have itching or a burning sensation in the vagina …

 

Possible Causes

 

What can help

 

 

When you have pain during sex …

 

Possible Causes

 

What can help

 

 

When the tiredness doesn’t go away …

 

Possible Causes

 

What can help

 

When your body has changed …

 

Possible Causes

 

 

What can help

 

Disclaimer

The type, course and treatment of breast cancer varies from woman to woman and everyone reacts individually. We strive to provide you with comprehensive, factually correct and understandable medical information. However, this cannot replace consultation with or treatment by a doctor or medical practitioner. The information we provide can help you prepare for a doctor’s visit and supplement the information they give you.