DOI: 10.5176/2315-4330_WNC17.135

Authors: Pınar Serçekuş, Neslihan Partlak Günüşen, Sinem Göral Türkçü, Sevgi Özkan,

Abstract:
Cancer survivors are at a high risk of developing altered sexuality. Diagnosed with gynecologic cancer and the treatment cause a variety of sexual problems. However, sexuality issues might be considered as taboo. Therefore patients are left alone to cope with these problems and cannot see the support they expect from health personnel because of avoided speaking and healthcare professionals’ lack of sufficient knowledge. The purpose of this study is to determine the sexuality problems experienced by the women with gynecological cancer and their coping with this problems.

Keywords: Cancer; gynecologic cancer; nursing; sexuality

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