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You May Feel Dried Out, But You’re Not Washed Up

 

One of the consequences from breast cancer treatment can be changes in vaginal lubrication, especially if you are on endocrine therapy which affects your estrogen levels (e.g., aromatese inhibitors and estrogen blockers). I call it Dri-Gi. This can make sexual intercourse uncomfortable.

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Topics: sex, lubricant, Fiera Experts, Cancer

Living Your Best Life After Breast Cancer

“One of the most important things that happens to women when becoming a breast cancer patient is that we are forced to cope not only with a life threat and the many physical and emotional issues, but also with a major crisis with our femininity, body image and self-esteem.”

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Topics: Mind & Body, health, Cancer, breast cancer, survivorship

Learn to Love Your Sexual Self After Cancer

Intimacy and sex may be the last thing on your mind if you are a women undergoing treatment for cancer. However, a healthy sex life is important to your healing process as you reclaim your life after treatment.

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Topics: sex, Fiera Experts, sexy, Cancer, breast cancer, survivorship

Living Your Best Life After Breast Cancer

“One of the most important things that happens to women when becoming a breast cancer patient is that we are forced to cope not only with a life threat and the many physical and emotional issues, but also with a major crisis with our femininity, body image and self-esteem.”

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Topics: Mind & Body, health, Cancer, breast cancer, survivorship

Sex After Breast Cancer

Up to 50% of women with breast cancer will develop long-term difficulties with their sexual function following treatment*. There are several explanations for this, which include physiological, psychological, and contextual factors. With the advent of survivorship medicine, the sexual wellness of women diagnosed with breast cancer is recognized as a vital component when assessing overall quality of life.

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Topics: Fiera Experts, Cancer

Breast Cancer and Sexuality: 5 Questions with an MD

Research tells us that even though quality of life for most breast cancer survivors returns to normal about a year following treatment, concerns with relationship intimacy and sexual function often continue for much longer*. As part of Fiera’s new “Ask The Expert” series and as Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, Nuelle’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Leah Millheiser interviews renown expert in female sexual health and cancer survivorship Dr. Michael Krychman about the impact of diagnosis and treatment on sexuality.

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Topics: Fiera Experts, Cancer
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