“Intimacy after the big C: Book offers tips for women”

“Intimacy after the big C: Book offers tips for women”

By: Patrick Springer, INFORUM

FARGO – Since the day Deborah was diagnosed with breast cancer, her husband hasn’t touched her.
Without my breasts, Naomi wondered, who am I? She feared no one would want her. 

Carol’s drug therapy for melanoma “knocked the wind out of my sex life.”

Those women’s problems following cancer treatment are among the examples by husband-and-wife counselors who’ve written a book to help women cancer survivors rekindle their love lives.

Ironically, “The Lovin’ Ain’t Over for Women with Cancer” evolved from a husband and wife, Ralph and Barabara Alterowitz, dealing with the sexual aftermath of his prostate cancer.

The couple found themselves thrust into a world of support groups. Before long, they were being asked to make appearances at other support groups around Potomac, Md.

Everywhere they went, the Alterowitzes heard from women and girlfriends of men recovering from prostate cancer: What about us? We have to deal with cancer and relationships, too.

Read the full article here: “Intimacy after the big C”

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