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Breast cancer link to sexual health problems

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Women are more likely to experience sexual problems after having breast cancer, Australian research has found.

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The findings state that 70 per cent of the 1,011 women covered were facing sexual function problems approximately two years post diagnosis.

Many of the women who experienced sexual problems had concerns about their body image after the cancer. Specific treatments for the disease can also exacerbate menopausal problems and affect sexual function the research states.

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  • Well surprise surprise! Having recently had surgery myself and now undergoing chemo followed by radio in the new year, I can tell you that the last thing on my mind at the moment is a bit of rumpty pumpty!!

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