To Watch.....

Let’s Talk About Intimacy After Cancer (Anal Cancer)                          Rediscovering Sexuality After Breast Cancer Cancer and sexual problems explained – advice from a sexual therapist. Macmillan Cancer support Sex and body image after chemotherapy – Macmillan Cancer support (3.09min)

Cancer treatment and fertility – Roberts story

Amanda’s story : Cancer, relationships and sexuality ( 1.49m – 3)

Helen’s story: Sex and relationships after having a mastectomy

Sexual difficulty for women after cancer treatment

Sexual difficulty for men after cancer treatment


Sexuality and confidence after breast cancer treatment. Suzie’s story


To read....... 

Cancer Council ; Sexuality , Intimacy and cancer: A guide for people with cancer and their partners

Bradford, D. & Russell, D. (2006). Talking with clients about sex: a health professional’s guide. IP Communications: Hawthorn, Victoria.

Breast Cancer Network Australia (2017). Sexual wellbeing after breast cancer. [online] Available at: [Accessed 8 Oct. 2017].


Katz, A. (2007). Breaking the Silence on Cancer and Sexuality: A Handbook for Health Care providers. Oncology Nursing Society: Pittsburgh, PA.


Mick J.,  Huges, M. & Cohen, M.Z. (2004). Using the BETTER Model to assess sexuality. Clinical. Journal of Oncology Nursing, 8(1), 84-86.

Reis, N., Beji, N.K.& Conkun, A. (2010). Quality of life and sexual functioning in gynaecological cancer patients; results from quantitative and qualitative data. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 14(2), 137-146.

Schover, L., van der Kaaij, M., van Doorst, E., Creutzberg, C., Huyghe, E. & Kiserud, C.E. (2014). Sexual dysfunction and infertility as late effects of cancer treatment. European Journal of Cancer Supplements, 12(1), 41-53.

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