In this CancerSmart segment moderated by Max Gomez of CBS, Memorial Sloan Kettering experts discuss how to prevent cancer treatment from taking a toll on sexual health and intimacy.
Cancer and its treatments can have an impact on your sexual health, whether you are a man or a woman. These changes can affect people physically and emotionally, decreasing interest in sexual activity as well as self-confidence.
To help you take action and address sexual health issues related to cancer, Memorial Sloan Kettering offers personalized, multidisciplinary support services and therapies for men and women. Our team of doctors, nurses, social workers, and psychologists is experienced in treating the specific sexual health concerns triggered by cancer and its treatments.
Our Male Sexual and Reproductive Medicine Program, led by a urologist who specializes in sexual health, helps men who are dealing with cancer-related sexual health challenges, including erectile dysfunction (impotence). You can discuss this program with your healthcare team, or call 646-422-4359 to schedule an appointment and learn more.
Our comprehensive Female Sexual Medicine and Women's Health Program includes the services of a psychologist/sexual therapist and a general gynecologist. Talk to your healthcare team about this program, or call 646-888-5076 to schedule an appointment and learn more.
You can also refer to our Frequently Asked Questions to get more detailed information about how cancer can affect sexual health for men and women.