Impact of bladder cancer and treatment on intimacy in female patients

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How does bladder cancer and its treatments impact sexuality and intimacy among female patients and their partners?

Background

Bladder cancer is the 16th most common cancer in females in the UK. This cancer is broadly categorised into muscle invasive and non-muscle invasive. While treatments for each are significantly different the consequences of treatment for both types can be considerable for urinary and sexual function.

Research into the sexual consequences of treatment for female patients is limited.

Aim of this research

This study aims to understand the extent of sexual dysfunction in a cross section of female patients with bladder cancer.

The research also aims to develop an in-depth understanding of what it means to female patients and their partners to live with the sexual consequences of treatment.

The findings of the study will influence the development of a clinical intervention to address the sexual consequences of treatment in routine clinical practice.

How can you get involved?

We would love to hear from you.

Please take some time to look at this web page,

  • If you are a female cancer patient or survivor or the partner of a patient, please take a moment to let us know your thoughts and ideas on this subject.
  • We will be running a Patient and Public Involvement event soon - details will appear on this page
  • If you are on Twitter please flag this page and tweet with #womensbladdercancer

Photo by Mayur Gala on Unsplash



How does bladder cancer and its treatments impact sexuality and intimacy among female patients and their partners?

Background

Bladder cancer is the 16th most common cancer in females in the UK. This cancer is broadly categorised into muscle invasive and non-muscle invasive. While treatments for each are significantly different the consequences of treatment for both types can be considerable for urinary and sexual function.

Research into the sexual consequences of treatment for female patients is limited.

Aim of this research

This study aims to understand the extent of sexual dysfunction in a cross section of female patients with bladder cancer.

The research also aims to develop an in-depth understanding of what it means to female patients and their partners to live with the sexual consequences of treatment.

The findings of the study will influence the development of a clinical intervention to address the sexual consequences of treatment in routine clinical practice.

How can you get involved?

We would love to hear from you.

Please take some time to look at this web page,

  • If you are a female cancer patient or survivor or the partner of a patient, please take a moment to let us know your thoughts and ideas on this subject.
  • We will be running a Patient and Public Involvement event soon - details will appear on this page
  • If you are on Twitter please flag this page and tweet with #womensbladdercancer
Page last updated: 06 October 2021, 16:17