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Will my sex life be affected during treatment for vaginal cancer?
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Andrea Knittel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Probably
A cancer diagnosis and therapy may affect your interest in sex, as well as your physical experience.
If your treatment includes surgery or radiation, your vagina (and potentially your vulva as well as the rest of your pelvis) are likely to be painful following treatment. You would probably find help by participating in cancer support groups to gain more information and obtain answers.

In brief: Probably
A cancer diagnosis and therapy may affect your interest in sex, as well as your physical experience.
If your treatment includes surgery or radiation, your vagina (and potentially your vulva as well as the rest of your pelvis) are likely to be painful following treatment. You would probably find help by participating in cancer support groups to gain more information and obtain answers.
Andrea Knittel
Andrea Knittel
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
In brief: Vaginal cancer
Most likely at your age you have vaginal dysplasia not invasive cancer (unless you have a rare des cancer).
After you have healed from the surgery for pre-cancer (dysplasia). You sex life should be quite close ton how it was before surgery.

In brief: Vaginal cancer
Most likely at your age you have vaginal dysplasia not invasive cancer (unless you have a rare des cancer).
After you have healed from the surgery for pre-cancer (dysplasia). You sex life should be quite close ton how it was before surgery.
Dr. John Geisler
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