Help and hope for patients experiencing changes in sexuality and fertility due to cancer treatment side effects.
Female Fertility and Cancer Treatment
How does cancer therapy effect fertility? In a woman of reproductive age, one of the two ovaries begins to develop 15-20 immature eggs (oocytes) within follicles (cells which support its development) every month. Only one of these oocytes is...
Life Vs. Life: fertility preservation for cancer patients [Video]
Nat's Personal Story of Survival: An intensely personal and informative story about Nathalie Criou, a young woman who is beating the odds against a rare form of cervical carcinoma. To get up-to-date information about how Nat is doing, check...
Male Fertility and Cancer Treatment
How does cancer therapy effect fertility? It is important to understand that chemotherapy works by killing rapidly dividing cells. Chemotherapy is able to destroy large numbers of cancer cells because they are rapidly dividing and abnormally...
Women's Guide to Sexuality During & After Cancer Treatment
Common questions and concerns about sexuality and sexual activity during and after cancer treatment.
Vaginal Dryness and Painful Intercourse
Vaginal dryness and related painful intercourse (called dyspareunia) is one of the most common problems reported by women who are receiving or have completed cancer treatments. This sheet provides the facts on products and suggestions to relieve...
Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction after Cancer Treatment
Information on treatments for erectile dysfunction after cancer treatment.
Sexuality Web Sites
The Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer Provides direct services to lesbians with cancer, their partners and caregivers. Education and information to the lesbian community about cancer as well as to the health care community about the...
NCI/PDQ® Patients: Sexuality and Reproductive Issues (PDQ®)
TABLE OF CONTENTS IntroductionThe Prevalence and Types of Sexual Dysfunction in People With CancerFactors Affecting Sexual Function in People With CancerSurgery-Related FactorsBreast CancerColorectal CancerProstate Cancer Testicular CancerOther...
NCI/PDQ® Health professionals: Sexuality and Reproductive Issues (PDQ®)
TABLE OF CONTENTS The Prevalence and Types of Sexual Dysfunction in People With CancerFactors Affecting Sexual Function in People With CancerTreatment-related Factors Secondary to SurgeryBreast cancer Colorectal cancer Prostate cancerOrgasm...
Reviews of book and videos about survivorship
Breaking the Silence on Cancer and Sexuality
Author: Anne Katz, RN, PhD Publisher: Oncology Nursing Society, © 2007
Vaginal Changes and Sexuality in Women with a History of Cervical Cancer
Reviewers: Kenneth Blank, MD Source: New England Journal of Medicine, May 6, 1999 Vol. 340 No. 18 p. 1383IntroductionLocal treatment of cervical cancer often involves surgery, radiotherapy, or a combination of both treatments. For early stage cervical cancer, these treatments are very effective, curing the majority of women. Unfortunately, side
Urinary and Sexual Function After Radical Prostatectomy for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer
Reviewers: Li Liu, MDSource: JAMA, 2000 Jan 19; 283(3): 354-60BackgroundUrinary incontinence and impotence are among the most common side effects after radical prostatectomy for early stage prostate cancer. The rates of incontinence range from 4% to 40% and impotence from 30% to 75% depending upon the selection of the patients and clinical