Sexual dysfunction following radiotherapy for cervical cancer

Burke, Linda M. (1996) Sexual dysfunction following radiotherapy for cervical cancer. British Journal of Nursing, 5(4), pp. 239-244. ISSN (print) 0966-0461

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Abstract

The majority of patients with cervical cancer are treated with radiotherapy, which has many potential side-effects. This article reviews the literature, emanating primarily from the USA, which seeks to determine why sexual dysfunction is so often a problem for patients following such treatment and why nurses appear to be so reluctant to deal with this issue. The exact nature and severity of the difficulties experienced by women will be examined and also the reasons why nurses appear so reluctant to deal with this issue. Finally, possible solutions and strategies for action will be suggested.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Nursing and midwifery
Cancer studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences (until 2013)
Depositing User: Gemma Sansom
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2010 12:21
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2010 12:21
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/15200

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