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Many people who have undergone cancer treatment find it can have a lasting and distressing impact on their relationships.
The surgery or treatment received for certain types of cancer can make it physically difficult to have sex, or leave confidence shattered and body image low. This can lead to patients and their partners experiencing feelings of guilt and rejection and make communication difficult.
For patients who are not in a relationship, coping with these effects can put them off entering into new relationships. In many cases, talking about these issues before or during treatment can help patients and their partners to cope with them.
If your sexual relationship is affected by cancer, you can get advice and support from Macmillan. Find out more below or talk to one of our cancer support specialists.|
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If your relationship is affected by cancer, we can help. Find out more about sexual relationships and cancer.|
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Macmillan has developed a toolkit for health professionals| to help them talk to patients about sex and cancer.
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