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A story on Medical News Today suggests that many nurses and other healthcare professionals express difficulty in initiating discussions about sexuality with their patients. This finding was outlined in an abstract presented at the 36th Annual Congress of the Oncology Nursing Society by nurses from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre.
We hear about this issue often- it seems the cancer care industry has known for some time that physical intimacy can be a real concern for patients striving to maintain the best possible quality of life.
While no online guide should replace guidance from your healthcare team, these documents may be a good place to start, buy kamagra online, if you or your partner is having difficulties during treatment:
- The Canadian Cancer Society has a comforting resource entitled Sexuality in Cancer.
- The National Cancer Institute (USA) has fact sheets regarding sexual chemo side effects for both men and women.
- The American Cancer Society has comprehensive resources for men, touching on topics like hormone therapy, orgasm intensity, erectile dysfunction and how to feel good about yourself during treatment.
- The American Cancer Society has comprehensive resources for women, touching on topics like reaching orgasm, preventing discomfort, fertility and how to feel good about yourself during treatment.
Do you have any resources to add to the list? We’re especially interested in resources for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community.
- The National LGBT Cancer’s Project’s own site, where they focus on LGBT cancer survivor support and advocacy with the help of oncologists, social workers, psychologists and patients
- Malecare.org, a multilingual site that focuses on the quality-of-life of men during treatment and palliation
- OutWithCancer.com, a social network for gay, lesbian, bi and trans men and women who have been diagnosed with cancer