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Is There Sex After Cancer?

MedPage Today (1/26, Harrison) reports that while it is common “for women with cancer to have a number of unique concerns about sexual function following diagnosis and treatment…it is unlikely that there is a simple algorithm to address those concerns.” For instance, “the Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer used a web-based survey to gather information about physical examination practices across a diversity of providers and received 34 responses, according to Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD…lead author of a study published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.” The researchers wrote, “The routine gynecologic examination performed in the general gynecology or the gynecology oncology setting typically does not include all the elements needed to thoroughly assess a patient with sexual function concerns.”