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Your cancer sex Rx

Expert tips, tools and tricks to help you reboot your post-cancer body and rekindle intimacy after cancer treatment

July 29, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Cancer treatment can have a profound impact on all aspects of a person's life -- including their sex life. Our experts offer practical tips, tools and tricks to help those who've been through treatment rekindle intimacy after cancer.

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The sexual aftermath of cancer

From impotence to ‘chemopause’ to missing body parts, treatment side effects can mess with patients’ sex lives — why don’t we talk about it more?

July 28, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

From impotence to "chemopause" to missing body parts, the side effects of cancer treatment can really mess with someone's sex life. But do we talk about it? Not so much. It's the elephant in the bedroom.

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Cancer, bankruptcy and death: study finds a link

A new Fred Hutch study finds that the 3 percent of cancer patients who go bankrupt are much more likely to die

Jan. 25, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study conducted by Fred Hutch's HICOR group has found that the 3 percent of cancer patients who go bankrupt are more likely to die. We talk to study author Dr. Scott Ramsey.

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A little known side effect with a huge impact

Lymphedema affects millions of cancer patients, yet many don’t know their risk and treatment is not always covered

Sept. 3, 2015 | by Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Lymphedema has been called cancer’s “dirty little secret” since patients often don’t know they’re at risk for it, physicians may not recognize it and the condition can happen months or years after treatment. Compression garments vastly improve patients’ quality of life but Medicare and other insurers often don’t cover them.

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