Sexual Health

Cancer and Sexual Health Pocket Guide

Your sex life doesn’t have to end when you are diagnosed with cancer. What’s likely, though, is that it will change, just as it changes with other life events. Cancer has physical, mental, and emotional effects on your sex life. It’s important to emotionally prepare for the changes that may occur and eventually adjust to the change that you have experienced because of cancer treatment.


The Pocket Guide to Cancer and Spirituality

Our Pocket Guide to Spirituality and Cancer reveals that while you may feel alone in grappling with spiritual questions, most people with cancer do this.


The Pocket Guide to Nutrition and Cancer

The question, “What should l eat?” is common after a cancer diagnosis. It may be prompted by concern about side effects or the search for a cancer-curing diet.

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The Pocket Guide to Cancer Pain

Pain is a common cancer side effect. At least 20 to 50 percent of people with cancer report having pain. Cancer pain can be caused by injury to the nerves, cancer spreading to the bones or other structures in the body, and inflammation.


Movement and Cancer Pocket Guide

Resting to conserve energy may seem like the right thing to do when you have cancer. After all, the body and mind are facing the stresses of diagnosis, treatment, and side effects. In the past, doctors did not generally recommend physical activity for people with cancer. But that has changed. Today, your treatment plan is much more likely to include some form of exercise. Aerobic endurance, strength, and flexibility are important benefits of being physically active during and after treatment. Endorphins released during exercise can reduce pain, while fresh air and solitude can provide a break from feeling like a patient rather than a person.

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Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN) Pocket Guide

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is numbness, tingling and pain in the hands, feet, fingers and toes and is often caused by cancer treatment.