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libido and cervical cancer

By Anonymous April 17, 2010 - 12:03pm
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my girlfriend has cervical canser and labito issues and dosn't want to talk about it any help

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Anon - Cancer is a devastating illness. There are often many signs in the patient's body before the actual diagnosis is made, and often there's pain as well. I'm really not sure how to read your question. Are you concerned about your girlfriend's welfare, or are you concerned about not having sex? People react to a cancer diagnosis in many ways, but for most people their primary concern is whether or not they are going to live and what it's going to take to do so. This can be frightening and overwhelming and it disrupts a lot of things that used to be normal life occurrences, including libido. The best way to help her is to try to better understand what she is facing and to support her in her time of need. Pat

April 20, 2010 - 6:00pm
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Dear Anonymous

Thank you for your questions and welcome!

I'm so sorry that your girlfriend has cervical cancer. Is she currently undergoing treatment?

With regard to her libido (sex drive), she may have none right now and this is perfectly normal. Her treatments may leave her feeling in pain and exhausted, not to mention the anxiety attached. And since her cancer is in her reproductive organs, the thought of sex may cause too much trauma for her.

Has she told you that she is concerned about this lack of libido? When you say she won't talk about it, do you mean she has spoken of her concerns and then backs away? Or are you approaching her about the topic? How do YOU feel about things?

April 17, 2010 - 4:49pm
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

she just found out 4 days ago...she freely said her libido is off does this have to do with canser or is it hormonal thanks for helping me understand...she has acted diffrent for a month now huge mood swings and no intercourse for 3 weeks

April 17, 2010 - 10:14pm
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