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Sexuality and cancer

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 13 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:874
  1. Gavin Yamey (, deputy editor
  1. “wjm—Western Journal of Medicine

    A study in this week's BMJ suggests that women with ovarian cancer want their doctors to discuss sexual issues with them (p 836), but such discussions are rare. Doctors in the study were uncomfortable discussing sex, and lacked knowledge about the sexual problems that cancer can cause. If the internet is anything to go by, cancer patient groups do …

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