Cancer can affect people's sex lives

Three quarters of people say cancer affected their sexual relationship
They often say: "I feel inadequate about my body, and scared of sex itself. I also feel that my husband is frightened of hurting me.'  'Unloved and 'sullied'. I have never had the confidence to enter another relationship."
Today Macmillan Cancer Support has released shocking new statistics from its survey to launch its Sex and Cancer campaign that aims to break the silence surrounding the impact cancer has on sexual relationships.
 "Cancer can leave a lasting impact on a person long after treatment ends. People usually think of the hair loss and other side effects of cancer, but often it is how it affects a person's feelings about themselves that can be most distressing. It can leave people's confidence shattered, body image low, and make it psychologically or physically difficult to have sex at all," says Stuart Danskin, senior cancer information nurse at Macmillan Cancer Support.
Macmillan want to get the nation talking about sex and so many of Britain's leading agony aunts, including Denise Robertson and the Sun's  'Dear Deidre', have joined the campaign, offering advice to people affected by cancer on Macmillan's website. Click here to find out more.