Table of Contents
I. The Prevalence and Types of Sexual Dysfunction in People With Cancer
II. Factors Affecting Sexual Function in People With Cancer
Treatment-Related Factors Secondary to Surgery
Other Pelvic Tumors III. Treatment-Related Factors Secondary to Systemic Chemotherapy
IV. Treatment-Related Factors Secondary to Radiation
V. Treatment-Related Factors Secondary to Hormone Therapy
VI. Psychological Factors VII. Assessment of Sexual Function in People With Cancer
General Factors Affecting Sexual Functioning Evaluated in Assessment
Current Sexual Status
Premorbid Sexual Functioning VIII. Psychosocial Aspects of Sexuality
IX. Medical Aspects of Sexuality
X. Pharmacological Effects of Supportive Care Medications on Sexual Function
Effect of Opioids on Sexual Function
Selective Serotonin-Reuptake Inhibitors
XI. Treatment of Sexual Problems in People With Cancer XII. Fertility Issues
Chemotherapy XIII. Radiation XIV. Preventive Strategies
XV. Procreative Alternatives NOTE: Exam questions apply only to sections 1, 2, 7, 10, and 11.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Cancer, Sexuality, and Reproductive Issues created by National Cancer Institute
Course Material Author
National Cancer Institute
National Cancer Institute authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
Dan Rebek, Ph.D.
This basic-to-intermediate course material is designed for Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals who are likely to gain professionally from increased knowledge regarding cancer and sexual issues.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe the prevalence and types of sexual dysfunction in people with cancer.
Identify factors affecting sexual function in people with cancer.
Describe effective assessment of sexual function in people with cancer.
Identify pharmacological effects of supportive care medications on sexual function.
Describe the treatment of sexual problems in people with cancer.
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