What Is Known About Sexual Dysfunction After Breast Cancer?
What do doctors know about their patients' sexual health? Not a lot. What about oncologists who treat women with breast cancer? Not much more. Yet sexual dysfunction has a significant impact on the quality of life of patients during and after cancer. To determine the extent of sexual dysfunction among women with breast cancer, Maria Alice Franzoi, MD,an oncologist at Gustave Roussy Hospital in Villejuif, France, analyzed data concerning sexuality from the CANTO cohort study. She showed that sexual dysfunction often predates the cancer diagnosis and doesn't improve but rather worsens in the following 2 years. She presented her results at the ESMO 2022 conference.
@mouli Seventy-five percent of patients reported at least one of the four concerns during the study. This finding highlights the fact that sexual problems are already present at the time of diagnosis in a considerable number of patients