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Interventions to Address Sexual Issues

Posted 12/19/2017

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  The big news here is not that there are wonderful and new suggestions re helpful interventions (unfortunately), but that the issue is being addressed and taken seriously. As I have written many times, concerns about sexuality and intimacy are usually not at the top of someone's worry list at the time of diagnosis or during active treatment, but they too often persist and become very important as life goes on.

  ASCO has just released practice guidelines around interventions to assist with sexual concerns. This is the introduction on one of their website pages. Note that it includes tabs to download the whole PDF if you are interested.

Interventions to Address Sexual Problems in People With Cancer:

For unclear reasons, I am unable to copy and paste the abstract. Here is the link so you can go directly:

http://ascopubs.org/doi/abs/10.1200/JCO.2017.75.8995

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