Tonight’s tweetchat covered an important topic – sexual wellness. It was an interesting chat – slow compared to most #BCSM chats. Many patients and their loved ones are interested in the topic, but it’s a difficult one to cover in a public setting.
We were fortunate to have 2 guests to help guide the discussion. Dr. Don S. Dizon is a medical oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital specializing in women’s cancers and side effects from cancer therapy, especially sexual side effects. Elissa Bantug is a breast cancer survivor and the Breast Cancer Program Director for Communication, Education and Survivorship at Johns Hopkins.
The following are some links that should be helpful to the community. If anyone has additional resources, blog posts or other items of interest, please feel free to post in the comments section.
Guide to Understanding Intimacy and Sexuality
Cancer Therapy and Sexual Dysfunction
Keys to Sexual Wellness for Cancer Survivors (Video)
Intimacy after Breast Cancer: Breaking the Silence