Story Starter: Can Sexual Health and Fertility Be Preserved during Cancer Treatment?

An often overlooked side effect of cancer treatment is the loss of fertility and other sexual health issues. But with advances in technology and increasing awareness of these concerns, patients have more options than ever before to sustain their sexual health and preserve their ability to conceive a child. Memorial Sloan Kettering has one of the most comprehensive sexual health programs tailored to the needs of both men and women.

Jeanne Carter, PhD, clinical psychologist and certified sexual health therapist, is able to discuss the sexual and fertility issues women with cancer face and what interventions and resources are available to help. John P. Mulhall, MD, Director of the Male Sexual and Reproductive Medicine Program, can address the same with regard to men with cancer.

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