A GP's guide to talking about sex and cancer

As cancer survivorship increases, so does a focus on quality of life. How can GPs help these patients?

The diagnosis of cancer is life-altering. 

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Often requiring timely and extensive treatment, all aspects of a patient’s life are affected.

As survival rates increase, improving post-treatment quality of life is becoming increasingly important.

Comprehensive, patient-focused care requires effective management of both the biological and psychological implications of disease.

Such care includes sensitive and appropriate management of sexual health and wellbeing, both of which are, invariably,