Sexual function post-breast cancer

Lauren Streicher*, James A. Simon

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

24 Scopus citations


The consequences of estrogen deprivation and therapeutic interventions such as radiation, chemotherapy and surgery have a significant negative impact on libido, sexual arousal, orgasmic function and the ability to have pleasurable intercourse. Evaluation and treatment of female sexual dysfunction is a significant unmet need in the breast cancer survivor in spite of the availability of safe and effective treatments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCancer Treatment and Research
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages23
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameCancer Treatment and Research
ISSN (Print)0927-3042


  • DHEA
  • Dyspareunia
  • Female sexual dysfunction
  • Fractional CO2 laser
  • Genitourinary syndrome of menopause
  • Hypoactive sexual desire disorder
  • Ospemifene
  • Prasterone
  • Vaginal estrogen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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