Though a cancer diagnosis can affect all aspects of a patient’s life, sexual health is not often an area of focus. In this presentation from June 24, 2021, nurse practitioner Lorraine Drapek reviews the scope of sexual health issues after a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Sexual Health Clinic
Sexual Health Clinic
Cox, Lower Level 2
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114
To schedule an appointment please call 617-726-6050 or visit one of the Radiation Oncology front desks (Cox LL, Lunder LL2/LL3, Proton Center).
Appointments take place in Cox Lower Level 2 and are available on Mondays, Tuesday afternoons, Wednesdays, and Thursday mornings.
Explore the Sexual Health Clinic
A cancer diagnosis can affect all aspects of a patient’s normal functioning and unfortunately, sexual health is often not an area of focus during treatment. There can be long term implications for one’s ability to resume normal sexual function following the completion of cancer treatment. Our objective is to help you maintain or reconnect with your sexual being after cancer.
Currently, the Mass General Cancer Center Sexual Health Clinic is a resource for both female and male patients who have received or are currently receiving cancer treatment at Mass General. We see patients of all ages and diagnosis regardless of what type of cancer treatment they have received. Couples are encouraged to attend!
Appointments are available on Mondays, Tuesday afternoons, Wednesdays, and Thursday mornings.
What to Expect
The clinic is a nurse practitioner-run program, and consists of at least three visits. The goal is to meet with patients prior to the start of treatment, at the end of treatment, and 6-8 weeks following treatment completion. Further follow-up visits can also be arranged. Even if you have already started treatment but are interested, please contact us.
Clinical appointments consist of:
Your privacy is important to us.
Meet the Team
Meet the Sexual Health Clinic team.
Patient Education & Resources
Vaginal lubricants and moisturizers can help with any symptoms you may be experiencing.
We offer a wide range of integrative therapies, workshops and support groups.
In this Blum Center presentation from June 24, 2021, nurse practitioner Lorraine Drapek reviews the scope of sexual health issues after a cancer diagnosis and treatment. She discusses common issues and general interventions as well as provides information about available resources.