Although cancer and cancer treatments can have a huge impact on sexual function and intimate relationships, sex after cancer can often feel like a taboo topic. But here at Austin Health, we want to ensure people with cancer, and their partner/s feel comfortable asking questions and raising issues with their healthcare professionals.
We have a specialist Sexual Health Service that exists to support people with cancer who are experiencing sexual difficulties or challenges as a result of their illness or treatment. Sexual Health Nurse Consultants are available to speak with people at any stage of their cancer treatment.
People may access the service for a variety of reasons. Some people want to learn more about the changes they're experiencing and what treatments might be available. Others are keen to find out what might be helpful in re-establishing intimacy with a partner.