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Katz, a registered nurse and sexuality counselor, believes that people with cancer and their partners deserve to have their concerns about sexual functioning addressed. Cancer and its therapies (surgery, medications, and radiation) affect body image and sexual desire profoundly; these psychological and physiological changes often bring overwhelming stresses, fears, and suffering to sexual relationships. In a professional manner, Katz presents ten case histories of women who have experienced different types of cancers-breast cancer, colon cancer, bladder cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, osteosarcoma with amputation, leukemia, and ovarian cancer-and have experienced sexual difficulties as a result. Among the issues considered are loss of libido, physical pain, and difficulty with interpersonal communication. While the book focuses on female sexual dysfunctions caused by cancer, Katz's down-to-earth, plainspoken counseling is intended for both the woman and her partner (homosexual relationships are included). Given the delicacy of the subject matter and the scarcity of appropriate counseling, this book is a particularly good purchase for consumer health collections, where it may be the only resource for those facing these sensitive, very personal issues.