Dealing with sex after a breast cancer diagnosis
Health is the most important factor in our lives and is impacted by many of our daily activities. However, we often end up ignoring vaginal health even though many women have had personal experience with how breast cancer wears down your body, affects both the physical and emotional aspects of your life, and negatively impacts your relationships.
Vaginal health, sex, and breast cancer
Radiation and chemotherapy undergone during cancer therapy has a long-lasting effect on your body. It adds to the list of bodily changes survivors go through and can make intimate relationships uncomfortable.
Breast cancer therapy contributes to a drop in the estrogen levels in your body and can even lead to premature menopause. This can compromise your vaginal health. Research shows that about 10 to 50 percent of women who are younger than 40 years old experience menopause caused by chemotherapy. This number increases from 50 to 94 percent in women who are over the age of 40. Premature menopause leads to certain vaginal symptoms like itching, discomfort, and pain during intercourse.
Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and have undergone chemotherapy may feel a loss of self-esteem along with these symptoms. Women may also harbor anxiety about undergoing more treatment. This can deter them from bringing up their vaginal health concerns with their provider. Keeping their concerns to themselves means women are continuing to suffer years after their breast cancer treatment. This makes it even more important to take breast cancer and vaginal health seriously.
MDSkin is dedicated to helping women overcome sex and fertility concerns related to cancer. So how can we help?
Vaginal rejuvenation for breast cancer survivors
Vaginal rejuvenation offers a nonsurgical solution for the stimulation of vaginal skin with the use of laser technology. The treatment helps with vaginal symptoms like urinary incontinence, itchiness and dryness, loss of tightness, painful intercourse and lack of sexual desire. As these symptoms reduce, women restore their self-confidence. FemTouch is one vaginal rejuvenation procedure that helps women renew their intimate relationships as they experience positive changes. Not just after breast cancer treatment, FemTouch helps women regain their vaginal health after life-changing events like menopause and childbirth too.
When you walk in for your consultation for the FemTouch treatment, you must discuss your symptoms and vaginal health concerns without hesitation. Learn more about premature menopause and vaginal rejuvenation so that we can help you deal with breast cancer symptoms better. It is our goal to help every breast cancer survivor who chooses MDSkin to regain their vaginal health. Our procedure helps women regain their confidence and pleasure in intimate situations. Contact us today to see how we can help.