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Cancer and cancer treatment
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Living with cancer
For more information on managing physical, emotional and practical issues relating to cancer or treatment, see the Living with cancer section of this website.
Fertility and sexuality
If you are experiencing a sexual problem because of cancer treatment, you may find it helpful to discuss it with your doctor, or you may feel more comfortable talking to a hospital counsellor, social worker or psychologist.
Cancer Australia has developed a booklet on intimacy and sexuality for women with gynaecological cancer, to support women (and their partners) in understanding and addressing issues of intimacy and sexuality following the diagnosis and treatment of gynaecological cancer. It aims to empower women so they can ask questions that they may otherwise avoid asking due to embarrassment or other concerns.
The Cancer Council Helpline – 13 11 20 – can also put you in touch with a counsellor or a sex therapist and can provide a copy of the booklets Sexuality, intimacy and cancer [PDF, 435 KB] and Emotions and cancer [PDF, 755 KB].