Your Sexual Health

Cancer and cancer treatments can affect your relationships, body image and intimacy.  It may change the way you feel about sex. It is also common to have fears and worries that may affect your relationships with others. This can cause changes in your stress level and emotions.

What you can do to help:

  • Talk to a member of your healthcare team about your fears and worries.
  • Talk to your family and friends about your fears and worries.
  • Ask a member of your healthcare team about programs or supports in your community.
  • Keep a daily journal throughout your treatment. 

For more information

Click here to view a downloadable handout with the information found below. 

Support groups and education programs

Patient education resources available online

Alberta Health Services

Canadian Breast Cancer Network

Never Too Young: Psychosocial Information and Support for Young Women with Breast Cancer Care

Canadian Cancer Society

Sex, Intimacy and Cancer 

Cancer Care Ontario

Canadian Urological Association

Durham Regional Cancer Centre

Fertile Future 

Pelvic Health Solutions

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

The North American Menopause Society

Finding Sex Therapy and Counselling Supports

Please talk to a member of your healthcare team if you have questions or do not understand information in any handout you were given.

Last reviewed: January 2024