Sexuality and Intimacy Questions

Questions to ask your Provider

  1. How will my treatment affect my sexuality and ability to have intercourse?
  2. Can I have intercourse during my chemotherapy?
    1. during my radiation therapy?
    2. during my cancer treatment?

  3. What can I do to manage my hot flashes?
  4. Can I take estrogen or other medications?
  5. What type of contraception should I use to prevent pregnancy?
  6. When can I begin to have intercourse after my pelvic surgery?
  7. Will my insurance or the IHS pay for a sexual counselor or sexual aids?
  8. What type of scars will I have from my surgery? What can I do about them?
  9. Will I be able to get pregnant/father a child after my cancer treatment?
  10. Is there medication I can take to increase my interest in sex?
  11. Are there positions that will make intercourse easier for me/my partner?
  12. How do I manage my stoma?
  13. What can I do if my vagina is shorter or narrower after surgery or radiation therapy?

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