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Principles of Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction 

Principles of Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction
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Principles of Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction
Author(s):

Michelle Peate

and Ilona Juraskova

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190934033.003.0005
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date: 05 May 2021

The prevalence of cancer-related sexual dysfunction and body image problems varies according to diagnosis and treatment, but they affect at least half of those treated for pelvic malignancies or breast cancers and greater than a quarter of patients with other cancers. This chapter on psychosexual and psychoeducational issues outlines the impact of cancer treatment on psychosexual well-being (e.g., body image and sexual dysfunction) in males and females. It describes mechanisms to identify psychosexual problems and how to assess the potential needs of patients according to cancer site. It provides recommendations for effective evidence-based interventions to manage psychosexual problems according to presenting symptoms.

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