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The Impact of Breast Cancer Diagnosis on Sexual Dysfunction

Hadeel Assad, MD
Published Online: 1:08 PM, Sat September 6, 2014
Hadeel Assad, MD, hematology/oncology fellow, Providence Hospital and Medical Center, discusses an analysis of the impact of breast cancer diagnosis on sexual dysfunction.

Clinical Pearls

  • Sexual dysfunction is a common and under acknowledged disorder in women with breast cancer.
  • 45 women were assessed with an anonymous questionnaire.
  • Overall, 45% of women experienced a decline in sexual health. There was a more significant design after breast cancer treatment than after diagnosis.
  • Sexual dysfunction was addressed by the treating oncologist in 3 out of 45 women.

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