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Are you able to have sex while getting chemo and/or radiation treatments?

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  • Marianne R. Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2011
    I love my husband for 40 years. Sex is part of our luves and shouldn't be denied. Anyone that tells you you can't lead the sexual part of your life has other issues. You might have to think out of the box, to the point you are comfortable, and enjoy.
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      Thankst

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  • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2003
    I agree with Marianne the only other advise I would give is to talk with your gyn as far as what are your options for birth control. They usually advise you not to get pregnant while going through breast cancer treatment. Some women also do egg retrieval prior to chemo depending on the chemo drugs used sometimes it makes it hard to conceive after chemo.
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    乳癌幸存者从 2010
    I found during treatment that sex became more important than ever to me as some days it was the only way to feel good and I really enjoyed the closeness it gave us at a time that was very scary. I didn't feel attractive after surgery or without hair, but my husband embraced all these changes and made me feel beautiful at my lowest moments. After my lumpectomy, I was afraid at how my breast would look and how I would cope with this disfiguration. Sometimes at night when I was having a hard time, he would just reach over and hold my hand and i was amazed at how he was there for me when i was struggling. Cancer brought our sex life alive again. I was thrust into early menopause due to chemo and my oncologist prescribed the estring for lubrication. That has worked extremely well for me. It took a couple of weeks to get used to, but now I find it very comfortable and don't even know it's there. It turned out all the worries and insecurities I had about my body were erased with love from my husband.
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    My oncologist told me that as long as I felt like it and we used protection (condoms) that it was safe to have sex. We had a pretty normal sex life during my chemo.
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Radiation to the breast shouldn't effect sex except for pregnancy(which can be prevented). My oncologist and radiologist said as long as you feel up to it and you use Replens and good lubrication, it can really bring a whole new comfort level.Talk to your team and be comfortable with your decision. I have no experience with chemo. Good medical sites to visit: Breastcancer.org and M D Anderson. Found it extremely helpful and encouraging. :-D
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      anonymes
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      What is Replens?

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      乳癌幸存者从 2012

      Estrogen free vaginal moisturizer. It's available at wal-mart or any drug store in the feminine products and personal lubricants. Available with reusable applicator or gel pearls. I find the applicator is a little less expensive since my Dr...

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      Estrogen free vaginal moisturizer. It's available at wal-mart or any drug store in the feminine products and personal lubricants. Available with reusable applicator or gel pearls. I find the applicator is a little less expensive since my Dr recommended I use it every day whether engaging in sex or not. I would begin the first several days using it at night and abstain from sex to give your body a chance to absorb the cream then you can decide if you need to use the full application daily or cut the amount down. The key is using it daily and continue to enjoy the gift of sex. It's the best activity to maintain vaginal health unless you have other underlying health issur

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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Sorry--issues. I've used it for years before the cancer. I had a stroke at 50 and couldn't even use estrogen cream vaginally.

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  • Gina Berger Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I have sex.it helps release stress. It's ok the doctor told me I can only get an iud though.
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  • Isabel Souchet Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2010
    I would think so, but can't imagine feeling well enough !:)
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