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Sex and cancer for women

Cancer and its treatments can affect how you feel about your body and your sex life. Find support to cope with treatment side effects, and your feelings about changes to your sex life.

Early menopause

Some types of cancer treatment can affect your sex life and sexuality because they can cause an early menopause. 

Hormone therapy

Hormone therapies are treatments for cancer that use hormones, or drugs that block hormones.

Sexuality and breast surgery

Breast surgery can affect how you feel about your body and sex.

Surgery to the pelvic area and genitals

You might need surgery to the womb, cervix, ovaries or genital area.

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy uses radiation to kill cancer cells. It is used to treat many different types of cancer.

Chemotherapy and women's sexuality

Some cancer treatments can cause changes to your sex life.

Coping with a low sex drive

Find out how cancer and its treatment might affect your interest in sex (libido).

Coping with losing your fertility

You may be dealing with changes to your fertility.

Last reviewed: 
26 Jul 2018

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