Womb cancer, its treatments and their side effects may affect your sex life and how you feel about yourself as a woman.
This should gradually improve after treatment, although for some women it may take longer. Try not to think that sex is never going to be important in your life again. There may be a period of adjustment for you and your partner, if you have one.
Cuddles, kisses and massages are affectionate and sensual ways of showing how much you care for someone, even if you don’t feel like having sex. You can wait until you and your partner feel ready – there’s no right or wrong time.
It’s common to feel nervous about sex after cancer treatment. But it’s perfectly safe for both you and your partner. At first, it may be easier to take more time to help you relax and for your partner to be very gentle.
Tell your doctor or nurse if you’re having problems with your sex life. They may be able to reassure you and offer help and support. If you feel uncomfortable talking to your doctor or nurse, you can call us on 0808 808 00 00. Some people may find it helpful to talk to a sex therapist. You can contact a therapist through The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists.
We have more detailed information for women about sexuality and cancer.