The BC Sisterhood Takes on Sex After Cancer and What Oncologists Don’t Say
A hit in the women’s breast cancer Twitter league came my way from the Breast Cancer Sisterhood®. Brenda Coffee, a survivor and founder of the Survivorship Media Network, offers a serious post on What Your Oncologist Doesn’t Tell You About Sex.
There’s a music video, Don’t Touch Me that’s annoying but depressingly right on how some women feel in menopause – a frequent and under-discussed aspect of chemo or hormonal therapy for BC, followed by a grounded and unusually frank discussion about what happens to women after cancer treatment, menopause and sex.
Brenda’s right; none of this was included in my med school curriculum or oncology fellowship. Although, in fairness and quite seriously, this was a subject on mine and some other oncologists’ radar long ago. Cancer treatments can have lasting effects on sexuality in men and women.
Worth checking out Brenda’s network and her candid post. You can follow her @BCSisterhood on Twitter.
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