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100 Questions & Answers About Breast Cancer Sensuality, Sexuality And Intimacy

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There are almost 200,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the United States every year. Virtually all of the women who undergo treatment are plagued by questions of intimacy, sexuality, and personal and professional relationships. 100 Questions and Answers About Breast Cancer: Sensuality, Sexuality and Intimacy provides authoritative answers to the most common questions asked by women and their partners when coping with intimacy after the trauma of breast cancer. Written by renowned female sexuality and ...
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100 Questions & Answers About Breast Cancer Sensuality, Sexuality and Intimacy

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Overview

There are almost 200,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the United States every year. Virtually all of the women who undergo treatment are plagued by questions of intimacy, sexuality, and personal and professional relationships. 100 Questions and Answers About Breast Cancer: Sensuality, Sexuality and Intimacy provides authoritative answers to the most common questions asked by women and their partners when coping with intimacy after the trauma of breast cancer. Written by renowned female sexuality and breast cancer physicians, this book offers encouragement and reassurance to those struggling to strengthen and rebuild relationships during and after breast cancer treatment. It is an invaluable guide for anyone dealing with the physical and emotional repercussions of this disease.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763779092
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xv

Part 1 The Basics 1

Questions 1-10 introduce readers to the basics of sexual health and wellness and how it can change after you have been diagnosed with breast cancer:

What is sexual health and vitality?

Does every breast cancer survivor experience changes in her sexual health?

What aspects of sexual response (e.g., desire, arousal, orgasm, and sexual comfort) might change after breast cancer treatment?

Part 2 Treatments 15

Question 11-44 review the different treatment options available to women to help them regain and maintain their sexual health:

Is sexual functioning different for those who have had mastectomy or lumpectomy?

My husband hasn't made any effort to see me naked since the surgery? Why?

I am too tired for sex. How can I decrease my fatigue level?

Part 3 Psychosocial Issues 79

Questions 45-53 examine common psychosocial issues that may arise with your partner as you are undergoing or recovering from breast cancer treatments, such as:

What are the common psychosexual problems that couples can experience?

What is sexual self-esteem?

What body image issues might a woman with breast cancer experience?

Part 4 Sexuality and Sexual Function After Breast Cancer 91

Questions 54-83 describe an array of ways to improve your sexual function after breast cancer, including:

How can I explore my new sexuality after breast cancer?

What is the difference between sexual performance and sexual pleasure?

What specific sexual health management therapies can I expect?

Part 5 Reestablishing and Strengthening Your Sexual Relationship 139

Questions 84-100 provide helpful hints and tools to reestablishing a strong sexual relationship with your partner:

Is it normal for couples to put less emphasis on their sexual relationship while undergoing surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation?

What if I am having trouble reestablishing a sexual relationship with my partner after treatment is over?

How do I communicate to my partner what has changed in my body?

Appendix: Resources 159

Glossary 169

Index 177

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