An Oncology Sexual Health Specialist Shares 9 Things Cancer Survivors Should Know About Sex and Intimacy

affectionate young couple sharing a romantic moment in the bedroom at home

If you’re a young adult with cancer, Traci Owen is most definitely someone you want in your corner. A registered nurse for more than three decades and a member of the team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for 11 years, Owen has spent the last five years developing a sexual health program for CTCA.

After a cancer diagnosis and during and after treatment, Owen helps patients navigate the ways their bodies have changed and the impacts the disease may have on their most intimate relationships — and she does so with kindness, compassion, extensive knowledge, and a healthy dose of humor.

We interviewed the nurse and certified sex counselor and educator for the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) blog. YSC provides education and support for young adults diagnosed with breast cancer, and we are happy to be part of the conversation about living well after treatment.

You can read the post, Sex & Intimacy: Advice From an Oncology Sexual Health Specialist, here.

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