Sexual Dysfunction and Cancer

This is what Tara Galeano has to say about sexual dysfunction and cancer.

As a female sexual dysfunction therapist, I help women address issues of sexual dysfunction after cancer. Sexual dysfunction often develops after a cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment. Oftentimes little is said to women during the course of their treatment about sexual dysfunction after cancer. However, most women who undergo cancer treatment experience some type of sexual dysfunction. Radiation, chemotherapy, some medications, and surgery may all cause sexual dysfunction for a woman. Shrinkage of the vaginal canal is a common occurrence of sexual dysfunction after cancer. Radiation may create scar tissue in the vaginal canal which contributes to shrinkage and sexual dysfunction. Inflammation and vaginal dryness can be caused by radiation. Both can create sexual dysfunction for women. One of the best ways to address sexual dysfunction after cancer, specifically vaginal scarring is through massage. The scar tissue needs to be loving touched and broken up. This takes time and is a process. You are worth the commitment. This type of vaginal massage is one of the best ways to treat sexual dysfunction after cancer. Choosing a good organic oil that works for your vaginal microbiome is important. Speak with a trained female sexual dysfunction therapist for the best advice.

Because these issues are not addressed during cancer treatment, women seek a female sexual dysfunction therapist like myself to learn how they may resolve these issues. What I find as a female sexual dysfunction therapist is women feel more comfortable with me speaking about their sexual dysfunction after cancer. Because of my credentials and because I am a woman, women are able to open up and speak freely about their experiences with female sexual dysfunction after cancer. With their other providers, it was not as clear to the women if this was something they could speak to them about unless the provider broaches the subject of female sexual dysfunction. Unfortunately, most of them do not and the women are left with lots of questions and about their sexual dysfunction, but no one to address them.

Body dysmorphia also contributes to further sexual dysfunction after cancer. Body image can be severely impacted by surgery. Lower self-confidence and body dysmorphia impact a women’s sexual desire thereby creating further sexual dysfunction after cancer. Working with women on issues of body dysmorphia is

indeed rewarding. Most women with these concerns are able to effectively overcome their sexual dysfunction after cancer with persistent and continuous self-love. This may be the first time executing such behaviors for the women healing sexual dysfunction after cancer. A competent, trained female sexual dysfunction therapist is an invaluable resource and worth the investment for most women after cancer. Resolution of sexual dysfunction after cancer for most women is something they can not put a price on. It saves marriages. This is an indispensable source of help not easily acquired while navigating cancer treatment. The tenacious human spirit that determines to undertake the issues created by sexual dysfunction after cancer is in good hands with Tara Galeano.