100 Questions & Answers About Life After Breast Cancer by Michael Krychman, Susan Kellogg, Sandra Finestone

By Michael Krychman, Susan Kellogg, Sandra Finestone

There are nearly 200,000 new instances of breast melanoma clinically determined within the usa each year. almost the entire girls who suffer therapy are affected by questions of intimacy, sexuality, and private relationships. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Breast melanoma Sensuality, Sexuality and Intimacy presents authoritative solutions to the commonest questions requested through ladies and their companions whilst dealing with intimacy after the trauma of breast melanoma. Written by way of popular woman sexuality and breast melanoma physicians, this publication bargains encouragement and reassurance to these suffering to reinforce and rebuild relationships in the course of and after breast melanoma remedy. it truly is a useful advisor for somebody facing the actual and emotional repercussions of this ailment.

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Keep a diary to document your pain levels and quality throughout the day. Place intensity on a scale from 1 to 10, where 10 is the worst and 1 or 0 is pain free. Mark the type of pain. Is it dull? Throbbing? Sharp? Constant? What makes your pain better or worse? , medication and other techniques). Some pain medications are over the counter. Before your medical visit, write a list (or bring) all of your medications. These drugs can be analyzed so that possible side effects or drug interactions can be minimized.

Being sexy is all in the mind. ” He could not have been more emphatic about it. ” All righty then, and I agree wholeheartedly. Now if you’re dating him, tell him that you need to work through the problem and seek therapy, and/or maybe you just need to move on! If you’re married to him, you’ve got to get resolution. He might need counseling. Ask your doctor and your friends (or have him ask) if there are sexual therapists who have experience with cancer and body-image issues. indb 23 Many women and their partners are shy about ­exploring their bodies after ­surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation.

For me, yoga is a great solution. It can be active or gentle, long or short, depending on how I’m feeling that day. I also find yoga makes me feel more “in my body,” and that definitely makes me feel sexier. I still can’t touch the floor without bending my knees, but the last time I checked I didn’t need to do that to have great sex. ” This was their “sex” for the weeks of radiation treatment. His quiet support during this difficult time contributed to her feelings of connectedness to him and sexual desire for him after completion of radiation.

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