Healthy Living

Coping Strategies for Ovarian Cancer Patients and Families

Don't feel like you have to shy away from intimacy

It is only natural to be concerned about how ovarian cancer can affect your sexuality. After surgery, it may take some time for you to heal and loss of libido is one of the outcomes that can be difficult to deal with. Talking with your doctor about a prescription for hormones to replace the ones lost by the removal of your ovaries is a good approach. Moreover, opening up to your partner about your feelings can help you both to discover ways to share intimacy throughout and after treatment.