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Dana-Farber's Sexual Health Program is committed to addressing patients' concerns about sexual health as an integral part of their care, from diagnosis and treatment through survivorship. The program provides education, consultation, and personalized rehabilitation counseling for patients and their partners who have experienced changes in sexual health during and after cancer treatment.
Both during and after cancer treatment, you may notice physical and emotional changes in the way you feel about your body and about sex. This is a common reaction to treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and surgery. You may also feel uncomfortable talking to your doctor or your partner about these changes.
At Dana-Farber, we believe all patients should have access to straightforward information about the ways cancer can affect sexuality. We offer private, compassionate counseling, consultation, and education to help you cope with these changes and find solutions.
The Sexual Health Program provides services for individuals and couples, and is inclusive of all genders and sexual orientations. The program is open to all Dana-Farber patients, as well as patients from other hospitals. Our services include:
Patients may have appointments with:
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 617-632-4523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sexual problems after cancer treatment: causes and solutions
Sexual difficulties following cancer treatment can be both temporary and lasting, but also manageable, according to the Sexual Health Program at Dana-Farber.
Possible solutions include:
For more information about the Sexual Health Program or to schedule an appointment, call 617-632-4523.
Read Keeping Your Sex Life Going on The American Cancer Society's website.
Learn more about the work of the Sexual Health Program
Reflecting the approach of Dana-Farber's adult treatment centers, the Sexual Health Program delivers care with the efforts and expertise of a multidisciplinary team.
Patients typically meet with program Director Sharon Bober, PhD, and, if they are women, with gynecologist Sandy Falk, MD, who recently joined the Institute and specializes in female sexual health.
Patients may also have appointments with
Bober's group also collaborates with several Dana-Farber caregivers outside the survivorship program, including psychiatrists in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care.
For more information about the program or to schedule an appointment, call 617-632-4523.
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