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Sexual health and intimacy advice

It is common for people with cancer to worry about intimacy or to experience problems with their sexual health. Leaders in Oncology Care offer an advice service managed by specialists in psychosexual health

About sexual health and intimacy

After a diagnosis of cancer, emotional and physical changes can affect your sexual confidence. LOC has a specialist in psychosexual health who can provide advice during cancer treatment, including discussing difficulties with your partner, confidence in being intimate after treatment, or the affect on any new relationships.  Such issues may have already been a problem, or may have evolved during treatment. Side effects of treatments, as well as the process of having cancer, often cause both emotional and physical problems and both can impact on sexual wellbeing.
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Sexual intimacy adviceĀ 

It can be very hard to talk about these issues with anyone, including your consultant.


Dr Catherine Hood is a specialist in psychosexual health. She offers sessions for individuals or couples who want to discuss any issues concerning intimacy and sex, including physical or emotional problems, body image or libido.

These sessions are highly confidential and Catherine will only discuss issues with your consultant if it is necessary and with your consent.

Contact our experienced cancer team

Any questions about our LOC support service? We're happy to advise you further or help you to book an appointment.

Call us on 0207 317 2590
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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