Cancer, Sexuality, and Reproductive Issues

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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 Breast Cancer Colorectal Cancer Prostate Cancer 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 Relationship Status Psychological Status
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.

Course Material Author

National Cancer Institute

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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.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the prevalence and types of sexual dysfunction in people with cancer.

  2. Identify factors affecting sexual function in people with cancer.

  3. Describe effective assessment of sexual function in people with cancer.

  4. Identify pharmacological effects of supportive care medications on sexual function.

  5. Describe the treatment of sexual problems in people with cancer.

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Our Provider Number: 107243

This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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Our Provider Number: 17-1460

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Cancer and Sexuality

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Expired Course
Course Number 100845
1 credit hour
Online Article
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
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