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Sexuality and Fertility After Cancer

Author : Leslie R. Schover
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Looks at the potential for renewed sexuality in cancer patients, covering sexual problems faced after treatment, infertility treatments, the risk of pregnancy, and the special problems of gays, singles, and the survivors of childhood cancers

Sexual Health Fertility and Relationships in Cancer Care

Author : Maggie Watson
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"This book, from the International Psycho-oncology Society, is the second in a series of brief Companion Guides for Clinicians. The series editors identified a need for a guide to focus on the impact of cancer and oncology treatments on sexual health, fertility and relationships. The topic is approached from a psycho-oncology perspective, i.e. placing the emotional, behavioural and social elements at the centre of the topics covered in the chapters.The aim is to describe approaches and treatments that can be utilised by cancer clinicians, mental health professionals, psycho-oncologists in training and allied psychosocial oncology professionals. It emphasises the importance of multidisciplinary care. The guide is not intended to replace national clinical guidelines and policies but gives a more generic international overview of the important factors and elements that need to be considered when dealing with sexual health, fertility and associated relationship issues for cancer patients at all points on the treatment trajectory. Topics include: management of sexual health; onco-fertility care; relationship issues. It covers standards of good practice across all cancer patients, as well as focussing on the needs of individuals, couples, young people and LGBT groups in a pragmatic format for use in everyday practice.Assessment methods are covered, alongside psychological treatments, covering a wide range of patient ages and types of cancer. Policies, service issues, legal, ethical, confidentiality and communication issues are also covered.This brief pocketbook manual can be used for quick reference. This will suit oncology professionals who decide to look further into a topic on a case-by-case or problem-focussed basis as they undertake clinical work"--

Cancer Intimacy and Sexuality

Author : Yacov Reisman
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This book provides a wide-ranging overview of the sexual consequences of cancer and its treatment with the aim of equipping physicians and other health care providers with the awareness and knowledge required in order to offer patients effective treatment. While sexuality may not be the primary focus for cancer patients, at some point, whether because of sexual changes or relationship issues, many patients come to acknowledge the effects that cancer and its treatment have had on their sexuality. Although the impacts are frequently similar, significant variation is observed. Some patients experience changes in all phases of sexual response, while others experience none; moreover, the consequences of the effects may be felt differently by patients and partners. Unfortunately, many physicians and health care providers remain insufficiently aware of the impact of cancer on sexuality and/or lack knowledge about the concerns of patients and the available treatments and coping strategies. A further issue is the reticence of physicians to discuss sexuality and the fear of sexologists to talk to patients about cancer. Readers will find this book to be a rich source of help in overcoming these constraints and delivering suitable care to patients.

Sexuality and Fertility Issues in Ill Health and Disability

Author : Rachel Balen
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This groundbreaking text explores sexuality and fertility issues for young people living with ill health or disability. This subject is often considered taboo, although for some of those coping with sexual or fertility impairment, it can be as difficult as coping with the disability or health condition itself. Bringing together personal, professional and academic perspectives from a variety of disciplines and located within a life-course development framework, this book takes a holistic view of young people moving towards adulthood and examines the impact of illness or disability on their sexual and fertile identities. The broad range of chapters includes the experiences of minority ethnic groups, managing relationships, fertility preservation and treatment, and the transition to parenthood. Professionals working with adolescents and young adults will find this book a rich source of insights, information and guidance.

Cancer and the Family

Author : Lea Baider
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"Since the first edition of this book, in 1996, the field has made great strides as research and clinical studies have shed new light on the important role of the family in cancer. The second edition has been completely revised and extended to incorporate this new knowledge. With ten more chapters than the first edition, new areas are discussed including the role of culture and belief systems, specific family intervention and the impact of genetics on the response of patients and their families to cancer."--BOOK JACKET.

An Exploratory Study of the Lived Experience of Infertility Among Young Men After Cancer Treatment

Author : Lyzandra Leena Pereira
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Although over 75% of adolescent and young adult (AYA) men want to be a father after cancer treatment, they do not know how cancer treatment can affect their fertility. There is a gap in knowledge on how these young men cope with infertility in their everyday lives. Accordingly, a qualitative study guided by the philosophy of hermeneutic phenomenology was conducted to elicit detailed descriptions of the lived experience of infertility among young men after cancer treatment. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with young men, reflexive journal, field notes and documents. Participants included four men (average age = 28.5 years) who had cancer and lived in urban cities in Atlantic Canada. They described infertility after cancer as the paradox of being infertile and the desire to be a father. Three themes emerged from the interviews: (1) How infertility affects me, (2) How infertility affects my relationships, and (3) I want the choice to bank sperm. Infertility touches all aspects of these young men's lives, challenging their sense of self, relationships and fatherhood goals. The document review showed that fertility services are not distributed evenly across Canada, provincial funding fertility services of sperm banking varies across the provinces and affects men's decision to bank sperm; and there is limited supportive care for AYA men who experience infertility. Understanding the experiences of infertility among young men after cancer treatment can help healthcare providers design and implement interventions around the issues of sexuality, fertility and fatherhood.

Sexual and Fertility Changes in Men

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Author : Vincent T. DeVita
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Introducing the first volume of a new series, Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology—Annual Advances in Oncology. This series of annual volumes will focus on the most significant changes in oncologic research and practice that have taken place during the preceding year. Each volume identifies scientific and clinical areas in oncology that are rapidly changing and show a high potential for affecting the management of cancer patients in the future. These areas may reflect current controversies in oncology and every effort is made to provide clear direction for the practicing oncologist.


Author : Teresa K. Woodruff
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In the past, pregnancy after cancer was largely unheard of. Today, it is increasingly a possibility. Oncofertility has emerged as an interdisciplinary field bridging biomedical and social sciences, and examining issues regarding an individual’s fertility options, choice and goals in light of cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Written by leaders in this evolving field, the volume covers various aspects: medical, ethical and social.

Medical and Psychosocial Care of the Cancer Survivor

Author : Kenneth D. Miller
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This ground-breaking clinical reference provides a comprehensive perspective of the multiple issues facing cancer survivors, ranging from early post-treatment through long-term care. Clear, clinically practical chapters written by experts in the field concentrate on multi-dimensional issues that confront cancer survivors. Divided into four, focused sections—overview of survivorship, medical care, psychosocial care, and epidemiologic—this book is evidence-based and uses case examples and illustrations throughout to add to the understanding of the material and its application to the individual patient. Primary care physicians, nurses, oncologists, hematologists, students of medicine, and survivorship researchers will all find this to be a valuable asset in setting the standard of care in the field of cancer survivorship.