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BY Devon Carter

Around 5,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with anal cancer each year, which is often treated using radiation therapy.

Although radiation therapy can be effective in treating the cancer, it often causes side effects, including changes to patients’ sexual health. This is especially true for women. But many anal cancer patients are unaware that radiation therapy may be the reason for these changes, or they’re too embarrassed...

Radiation oncologist and anal cancer expert Cullen Taniguchi, M.D., Ph.D.

BY Pamela J. Schlembach, M.D.

Cancer treatment often requires patients to make changes to their daily routines or lifestyle habits. But just how much do you need to change...

BY Devon Carter

A growing number of adults under age 50 are facing colorectal cancer, and while cancer at any age brings lifestyle changes, these changes...

BY Erika Ames

A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event that affects many aspects of your life. Often priorities shift, roles and relationships change, and other factors and challenges pop up. With all of these changes and challenges, you may even put your relationship with your significant other on the back burner and neglect emotional and physical intimacy. 

But intimacy is no less important for cancer patients. A close connection with...

Read about coping with sexual intimacy issues during cancer treatment.

BY Clayton Boldt

Sexual problems are one of the most common long-term side effects that cancer patients face. In a survey of MD Anderson cancer patients, almost...

BY Erin Buck, Ph.D., and Irene Teo, Ph.D.

Cancer treatment and sexuality can be awkward to discuss, but opening the lines of communication can make a big difference for patients and...

BY Mindy Loya

Terri Woodard, M.D., says her practice at MD Anderson hasn't yet produced any babies.

But that isn't her only measure of success....

BY Leslie Schover, Ph.D.

In early April, the first guidelines on care for sexual problems were published by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).
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BY Andrea Bradford

Regular physical activity is known to reduce the risk of certain types of cancer and other serious diseases. Often overlooked, though, is...

BY Leslie Schover, Ph.D.

I have spent more than 30 years of my career trying to help cancer patients prevent or overcome sexual problems related to treatment. Although...