Acta Scientific Cancer Biology

Review ArticleVolume 2 Issue 6

Psychosexual Impositions in Gynaecologic Cancer Patients - A Perspective

Kanika Batra Modi1*, Amish Chaudhary1, Sandeep Batra2, Charu Garg3, Hiba Siddiqui4 and Harit Chaturvedi5

1Gynaecologic Oncologist, Department of Surgical Oncology, Max Institute of Cancer Care, Saket, New Delhi, India
2Medical Oncologist, Max Institute of Cancer Care, Saket, New Delhi, India
3Radiation Oncologist, Max Institute of Cancer Care, Saket, New Delhi, India
4Psycho-oncologist, Max Institute of Cancer Care, Saket, New Delhi, India
5Chairman, Head of Department, Surgical Oncology, Max Institute of Cancer Care, New Delhi, India

*Corresponding Author: Kanika Batra Modi, Gynaecologic oncologist, Department of Surgical Oncology, Max Institute of Cancer Care, Saket, New Delhi, India.

Received: May 23, 2018; Published: July 10, 2018

Citation: Kanika Batra Modi., et al. “Psychosexual Impositions in Gynaecologic Cancer Patients - A Perspective”. Acta Scientific Cancer Biology 2.6 (2018).

Abstract

  Gynaecologic malignancies primarily affect sexual organs in a woman, which can have exponential effects on one’s sexuality. Various concepts of body image, sexual self-esteem, sexual relationships, communication, intimacy and sexual function is affected in more than one ways. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy have gamut of side-effects incorporatiing the psychosexual behaviour of a woman in unique ways. Involvement of a multidisciplinary team including gynaecologic oncologist, medical and radiation oncologist and psycho-oncologist at various phases of treatment including pre-treatment counselling, tackling the myths while on treatment, taking care of side-effects post-treatment and the long-term side effects and opening up to the pertinent issues of sexuality is an important component of a holistic treatment for gynaecologic malignancies.

Keywords: Psychosexual; Sexuality; Body Image; Gynaecologic Cancer

Copyright: © 2018 Kanika Batra Modi., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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