Cancer, Intimacy and Sexuality

A Practical Approach

  • Yacov Reisman
  • Woet L. Gianotten

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Yacov Reisman, Woet L. Gianotten
    Pages 1-4
  3. Yacov Reisman, Woet L. Gianotten
    Pages 5-6
  4. Yacov Reisman, Woet L. Gianotten
    Pages 7-15
  5. Woet L. Gianotten, Yacov Reisman
    Pages 17-25
  6. Woet L. Gianotten
    Pages 27-36
  7. Woet L. Gianotten, Yacov Reisman
    Pages 49-57
  8. Woet L. Gianotten, Yacov Reisman
    Pages 59-64
  9. Sandra Vilarinho, Graça Santos
    Pages 65-70
  10. Luca Incrocci
    Pages 71-75
  11. Erika Limoncin, Daniele Mollaioli, Giacomo Ciocca, Giovanni Luca Gravina, Emmanuele A. Jannini
    Pages 77-82
  12. Marjan Traa, Harm Rutten, Brenda den Oudsten
    Pages 83-88
  13. Woet L. Gianotten, Yacov Reisman
    Pages 99-107
  14. Johannes Bitzer, Daniela Hahn
    Pages 109-120
  15. Annette Hasenburg, Juliane Farthmann
    Pages 121-127
  16. Raanan Tal
    Pages 129-140
  17. Wim Meinhardt
    Pages 141-144
  18. Tamer Aliskan, Bahadir Ermec, Samed Verep, Ates Kadioglu
    Pages 145-149
  19. Panagiotis Dimopoulos, Dimitris Hatzichristou
    Pages 151-159
  20. Kevin W. A. Göttgens, Stéphanie O. Breukink
    Pages 161-165
  21. Christine M. Segeren
    Pages 167-173
  22. Woet L. Gianotten, Yacov Reisman
    Pages 179-184
  23. Paul Enzlin, Hilde Toelen, Kristel Mulders
    Pages 185-191
  24. Michael Geoffrey Kirby
    Pages 193-204
  25. Alessandra Graziottin, Monika Lukasiewicz, Audrey Serafini
    Pages 205-222
  26. Yacov Reisman, Woet L. Gianotten
    Pages 223-233
  27. Woet L. Gianotten, Yacov Reisman
    Pages 235-239
  28. Paul Enzlin, Kristel Mulders, Hilde Toelen
    Pages 241-247
  29. Felipe Hurtado Murillo, Ascensión Bellver-Pérez, Woet L. Gianotten
    Pages 257-266
  30. Astrid Ditte Højgaard, Haakon Aars
    Pages 267-277
  31. Hilde de Vocht
    Pages 279-286

About this book


This book provides a wide-ranging overview of the sexual consequences of cancer and its treatment with the aim of equipping physicians and other health care providers with the awareness and knowledge required in order to offer patients effective treatment. While sexuality may not be the primary focus for cancer patients, at some point, whether because of sexual changes of relationship issues, many patients come to acknowledge the effects that cancer and its treatment have had on their sexuality. Although the impacts are frequently similar, significant variation is observed. Some patients experience changes in all phases of sexual response, while others experience none; moreover, the consequences of the effects may be felt differently by patients and partners. Unfortunately, many physicians and health care providers remain insufficiently aware of the impact of cancer on sexuality and/or lack knowledge about the concerns of patients and the available treatments and coping strategies. A further issue is the reticence of physicians to discuss sexuality and the fear of sexologists to talk to patients about cancer. Readers will find this book to be a rich source of help in overcoming these constraints and delivering suitable care to patients.


Cancer Daily practice Holistic approach Sexuality Sexual Disturbances

Editors and affiliations

  • Yacov Reisman
    • 1
  • Woet L. Gianotten
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologyAmstelland HospitalAmstelveenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.HilversumThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43191-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43193-2
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