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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.
Don S. Dizon, MDCo-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.
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:
Oncology Sexual Health Clinic
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