Sexual Dysfunction: Common Side Effect

Marcelle Kaplan

sexual dysfunction, cancer, survivorship care
CJON 2021, 25(6), 16-20. DOI: 10.1188/21.CJON.S2.16-20

Sexuality is an integral part of quality of life that can be radically altered by the adverse effects of cancer therapies. Following treatment, sexual dysfunction can arise from physical and psychological changes in body image and self-concept, altered sense of attractiveness, physical discomfort, and emotional distress, diminishing overall quality of life. Therefore, identification and management of sexual dysfunction are vital components of survivorship care.

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