100 Questions & Answers About Life After Breast Cancer by Michael Krychman, Susan Kellogg, Sandra Finestone

By Michael Krychman, Susan Kellogg, Sandra Finestone

There are virtually 200,000 new instances of breast melanoma clinically determined within the usa each year. nearly all the girls who suffer therapy are suffering from questions of intimacy, sexuality, and private relationships. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Breast melanoma Sensuality, Sexuality and Intimacy offers authoritative solutions to the most typical questions requested by way of girls and their companions while dealing with intimacy after the trauma of breast melanoma. Written via popular girl sexuality and breast melanoma physicians, this e-book deals encouragement and reassurance to these suffering to reinforce and rebuild relationships in the course of and after breast melanoma therapy. it really is a useful consultant for someone facing the actual and emotional repercussions of this sickness.

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Local vaginal hormones come in a variety of different application methods. Creams, gels, rings, and tablets are the most common. Vaginal and vulvar creams like Premarin Vaginal Cream (Pfizer Pharmaceuticals) or Estrace Cream (Warner Chicott) are typically applied to both the interior of the vagina and exterior of the vulvar vault. Premarin Vaginal Cream recently became the first and only medication that is Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for the treatment of moderate to severe painful intercourse.

Wigs are another practical suggestion for women who have had hair loss. indb 43 4/16/10 10:28:02 AM 100 Q & A About Breast Cancer Sensuality, Sexuality, and Intimacy hairpieces of the past, but are very well made and are able to be colored, styled, and personalized. Well-constructed wigs can be discreet, stylish, and natural looking. You can do most activities without fear that they will fall off. Wigs are low maintenance and flexible. Several nonprofit organizations, such as Locks of Love, collect human hair donations so that wigs can be manufactured for cancer survivors.

On the other hand, there are worse things than having your medical insurance pay for a great breast reconstruction. I would have not the slightest qualm about that. 14. My breasts are not even? Help! Even without disease, our bodies are not perfectly ­symmetrical—breasts, feet, hands, and even our faces are often not equal in size! Uneven need not be seen as bad or abnormal. Prosthetic devices can be purchased and discreetly worn within a bra; this helps clothes to fit properly. Because concerns need to be overcome, try practicing some self-esteem exercises.

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