The MSH Team Members, including healthcare professionals specialising in sexual health and breast cancer rehabilitation, play a crucial role in addressing patients' breast health needs and providing support for breast cancer survivors in their sexual rehabilitation journey.
These team members can assist patients in understanding and managing various aspects related to breast health. They can provide information on breast self-examination techniques, breast health education, and guidance on detecting any breast abnormalities or changes. Moreover, they may offer counselling on breast health concerns, such as breast pain, nipple discharge, or breast infections, and help individuals navigate appropriate medical care or referrals.
For individuals who have undergone breast cancer treatment, sexual rehabilitation can be an essential aspect of their overall recovery and well-being. The sexual health team members can offer specialised support in this area. Here are some ways they can help:
Addressing Body Image and Emotional Concerns:Breast cancer treatment can significantly impact body image and self-esteem. The team members can provide counselling and emotional support to help patients navigate the emotional challenges related to changes in their breasts and body following surgery or other treatments.
Managing Sexual Side Effects: Breast cancer treatments like surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or hormonal therapies can sometimes result in sexual side effects. These may include changes in sexual desire, pain during intercourse, vaginal dryness, or difficulty achieving orgasm. The team members can provide guidance and treatment options to manage these issues, including counselling, physical therapy, hormone replacement therapies, or the use of lubricants or vaginal moisturisers.
Intimacy and Communication: Breast cancer can have an impact on intimate relationships and communication with partners. The MSH Team Members can offer counselling and guidance on fostering open and supportive communication, rebuilding intimacy, and addressing any concerns or challenges in the sexual relationship.
Education and Support:The sexual health team members can provide educational resources, workshops, or support groups tailored to breast cancer survivors. These platforms create a safe and understanding environment for individuals to share experiences, gain knowledge, and receive support from peers and professionals.
It's important to note that the composition and availability of a sexual health team may vary depending on the healthcare setting. Breast health needs and sexual rehabilitation can be addressed by a multidisciplinary team, including oncologists, gynaecologists, psychologists, counsellors, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals specialising in sexual health. Collaborative care ensures that patients receive comprehensive support throughout their breast health journey and sexual rehabilitation.
My Sexual Health provides credible sexual health services for Breast Cancer Sex Rehab. Contact us for an appointment with a medical doctor, physiotherapist, or other health professional
MSH doctors can assist with the medical implications of your condition. Refer to the list of Competent Sexual Health Providers listed on our website.
If you suspect that your problem Is more psychological or due to relationship factors, you can see one of the MSH psychologists/counsellors.
All the MSH Team members work within the context of a multidisciplinary team and will refer you to another team member of need be.
*Please contact your preferred healthcare provider directly for more information about the cost of consultations. MSH offers a platform service to Credible Sexual Health Providers you may choose to consult with.
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