Don Dizon

Oncology Sexual Health Clinic

Our specialized clinic provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for men and women with concerns about sexual health after a diagnosis of or treatment for cancer.

Overview

The oncologists and social workers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center believe that cancer and any related surgery or treatment should not interfere with sexuality or intimacy. However, sometimes issues go unaddressed in the context of the diagnosis and treatment required for cancer.

Now, patients living with and/or treated for cancer can make an appointment at the Oncology Sexual Health Clinic, located on Yawkey 9E of the Mass General Cancer Center. Men and women with a desire to explore changes to sexuality and/or intimacy can either contact the clinic directly or may be referred by one of their clinicians.

Our objective is to help you maintain or rediscover your sexual self after cancer because we believe "at least you're alive" is just not good enough.

Meet the Team

Meet Our Director

Don S. Dizon, MD

Don S. Dizon, MD
Co-Clinical Director, Gynecologic Oncology Program

 

 


All patients are seen by Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, a nationally recognized expert in women's cancers, cancer survivorship and sexual health. He works closely with Cancer Center oncologists, primary care providers, social workers, psychologists, gynecologists, urologists and physiatrists to tailor treatment plans to each patient's individual needs.

Ours is one of the only sexual health clinics devoted to patients living with and beyond cancer that is also directed by a board-certified oncologist.

Multidisciplinary Patient Care

Our approach to sexual dysfunction involves treating sexual health in a coordinated manner, including the use of standardized questionnaires to evaluate sexual function, quality of life and psychological status.

The initial evaluation with Dr. Dizon, which includes a directed physical examination, usually takes one hour. The expertise of other specialists is also available as needed to individualize therapy:

  • Social workers for counseling and psychosocial support
  • Gynecologists for gynecologic follow-up
  • Urologists to provide more specialized options for sexual issues, particularly in men
  • Physiatrists to coordinate therapy for patients experiencing pelvic pain
  • Physical therapists to provide therapy for patients with pelvic symptoms
  • Mental health specialists to offer support and counseling for patients who are having difficulties coping with life after cancer
    • Men, women and their partners can expect a comprehensive, open conversation about issues related to their sexual health and intimacy concerns during this evaluation. If necessary, sexual therapeutics and aides are also reviewed alongside plans for follow-up.

Contact

Contact Us

Oncology Sexual Health Clinic

55 Fruit St Boston, MA 02114
  • Phone: 617-724-4800

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