MAC15117 E03 cover

Sex and relationships: Support for young people affected by cancer

Booklet
Published: 30 Jun 2019
Next review: 30 Jun 2022
Edition: 3
MAC15117 E03 cover

This booklet is about cancer, sex and relationships. It is for teenagers and young people who are having or have had cancer treatment. It may also help carers, family members and friends.

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Published: 30 Jun 2019
Next review: 30 Jun 2022
Edition: 3

This booklet is about cancer, sex and relationships. It is for teenagers and young people who are having or have had cancer treatment. It may also help carers, family members and friends.

About this booklet

The booklet explains how cancer and cancer treatment may affect your relationships and sex life. It also gives information about coping with any changes and how to get more support.

This information is for you:

- whether or not you are in a relationship

- whether or not you are having sex

- whatever your sexual orientation or gender.

This booklet does not have detailed information about fertility. We have another booklet about this called Fertility  support for young people affected by cancer

How we can help

Clinical Information Nurse Specialists
Our Cancer Information Nurse Specialists are dedicated cancer nurses available to talk to on our Macmillan Cancer Support Line. 
Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.