Heal Spring 2021

Talking About the Sexual Side Effects of Cancer

April 26, 2021

From the Chairman

Many survivors who have sexual side effects after treatment feel too uncomfortable to share this information with their doctor, and some doctors may not know how to address it with their patients.

What Are the Most Common Sexual Side Effects Survivors of Cancer Face, And How Are They Treated?

April 14, 2021


A study out of Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia found that 87% of survivors of breast, pelvic, endometrial, prostate, bladder and rectal cancer said treatment affected their sexual function or desire.

AYA Cancer Survivors Experience Mental Health Impact Long After Treatment

February 09, 2021

Survivors of adolescent or young adult cancer diagnosis experience a 20% higher risk of a psychotic episode and a 30% higher chance of an outpatient mental health visit compared to individuals with no history of cancer.