Breast cancer and sexuality.

  title={Breast cancer and sexuality.},
  author={Lorraine A. Sheppard and Sally Ely},
  journal={The breast journal},
  volume={14 2},
Breast cancer affects a woman's body image and feelings of sexuality. Little is known about the perceptions of spouses to the sensitive topics of sexuality and body image. A qualitative inquiry was undertaken using in-depth interviews. A diagnosis of breast cancer brought some relationships closer. Mastectomy by disturbing body image did obliterate sexual relationships for a significant period of time. Women often felt (wrongly) that their partner would be repulsed by changes. More support in… CONTINUE READING

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