Personal Relationships

 

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Even though she is dealing with cancer,
your wife still wants to know what you’re feeling.

Supporting Your Wife through Cancer

by Rene Barrat-Gordon, LISW-S, ACSW

When your wife is diagnosed with cancer, you may find yourself suddenly thrust into a new role as caregiver. As her spouse, you must learn how to support her both emotionally and practically. But how can you best help your wife through cancer while also getting the support you need as a caregiver?

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Yes, Ladies, You Can Keep Your Sexuality after a Cancer Diagnosis

by Joanne K. Rash, MPAS, PA-C, and Lori A. Seaborne, MPAS, PA-C

A cancer diagnosis may change the way you see your­self. Before cancer, your sexuality may have been an integral part of your iden­tity. However, cancer and its treatment can cause a number of sexual issues. If you’re experiencing cancer-related sexual dysfunction, you may feel as if you’ve lost this part of your iden­tity.

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Facing Cancer Together

by Courtney Bitz, LCWS

When a woman is diagnosed with cancer, it can send her life into a tailspin and cause a great deal of emotional turmoil. However, she is not the only one who may suffer emotional distress. Cancer can take a toll on her partner as well, with some studies revealing that partners experience just as much dis­tress as the person diagnosed.

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