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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 and tiredness to the loss of libido. There are solutions, sometimes simple ones, for these problems.

 

When desire disappears

 

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When you have vaginal dryness

 

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When you have itching or a burning sensation in the vagina

 

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When you have pain during sex

 

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When the tiredness doesn’t go away

 

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When your body has changed

 

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Disclaimer
The type, course and treatment of breast cancer vary 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.