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Sex After Breast Cancer: Rediscovering Intimacy

Chemotherapy, hormone therapy and breast surgery all have an impact on sexuality. Barriers to sex after breast cancer can range from vaginal dryness and painful intercourse to chronic fatigue and the loss of libido. Happily, there are solutions, sometimes simple ones, for making sex after breast cancer treatment enjoyable again.

 

When desire disappears

 

Common problems

 

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 experience painful intercourse

 

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 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 a 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.