Burst your bubble

Myth: 
I’ll never enjoy sex again.
Reality: 
Most people are able to resume a healthy sexual life after their cancer treatment. Although you may experience changes to your body as a result of your treatment, there are aids and strategies that you can use to have a fulfilling sex life after cancer.
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Myth: 
It’s not my Dr’s job to deal with my sexual concerns.`
Reality: 
Yes, it is part of your Dr’s job to address sexual concerns. While your oncologist or GP may not be able to directly help you, they can at least lead you in the right direction to improve your sexual well being. Go ahead, just ask.
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Myth: 
You are ‘radioactive’following your treatment, hence you can harm your partner.
Reality: 
You are not ‘radioactive’ following your treatment. It is safe to engage in sexual activity as soon as there is a mutual desire and ability to do so, and there are no contra-indications.
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Myth: 
If I bring up sex, I’ll pressure my partner when they’re not ready or interested
Reality: 
Of course, it can be difficult to make the first move, verbally or physically. Taking this first step can open doors in the bedroom and your relationship. If you don’t try, you’ll never know.
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Myth: 
You can transmit your cancer to your partner through sexual intercourse.
Reality: 
You CANNOT transmit your cancer to your partner through sexual intercourse.
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Myth: 
Sex and/or masturbation will make cancer worse.
Reality: 
Sex and/or masturbation will not make cancer worse.
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