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Changes in your sex life with eye cancer

Men and women discussing eye cancer

This page tells you about possible changes in your sex life after eye cancer. Any changes in your appearance and sight may make you feel less confident about sex. If you have had an eye removed and have an artificial eye you may worry about how this looks to your partner.

Although other people may not notice you have an artificial eye, you know that you have. And this can take time to come to terms with. If surgery has affected other parts of your face and you are not happy with how you look, you may be able to have further surgery to help correct this. Talk to your surgeon or specialist nurse about any worries you have.

If you are able to talk to your partner about your worries, you will both gradually get used to your new situation and things will feel less awkward. A caring and loving partner can help to ease your concerns, so it is important to include them and try talking to them about how you feel.

There is information about sex after cancer in the coping with cancer section.

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Updated: 30 June 2015