Woman Cancer Sex / Edition 1

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Sexuality after a diagnosis of cancer is a real issue for women and their partners. In her new book, Woman Cancer Sex, Dr. Anne Katz explains the changes that many women with cancer experience and offers practical and compassionate advice on how to handle these changes. Each chapter describes the experience of a woman with a particular kind of cancer and a variety of related problems, including loss of libido, physical pain, and struggles communicating with a partner. Dr. Katz tackles this sensitive and often unspoken topic in several ways-detailing the physical aspect of sexuality; highlighting the different feelings a woman might have during her experience, and presenting strategies women can really use in their daily life. Also included is specific information for the partner. This new book from Hygeia Media, an exciting new imprint from the Oncology Nursing Society for patients, nurses, and caregivers, gives your patients with cancer the information and tools they need to reclaim their sex life after the challenges of cancer.

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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.
—James Swanton

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890504809
  • Publisher: Oncology Nursing Society
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,510,396
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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