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Sex & Cancer

Recorded: August 8, 2023

A person’s relationship with sex and intimacy are often impacted after a cancer diagnoses. Changes in mood, comfort, energy, or hormone levels are extremely common, all of which can impact sexual desire and intimacy.

Earlier this year, the responses IGCS and IGCAN received from over 400 gynecologic cancer patient-survivors surveyed about survivorship issues indicated that many of them had sexuality-related concerns, but they received little to no support. One survivor noted "Sexuality-related support would have been most valuable as it's absolutely needed."

​Join Dr. Susan Carr and Dr. Rosalind Glasspool for an IGCS-IGCAN Patient Perspectives Roundtable on August 8 to hear what we learned from the patients participating in the survivorship survey and tips for dealing with intimacy issues. This discussion is meant for caregivers, patient-survivors, and clinicians wanting to learn how to open the lines of communication and provide support and education to better address concerns about sex during and after cancer treatment.

Susan Carr, MD

Rosalind Glasspool, MD
IGCS Advocacy Committee Vice Chair
United Kingdom

Sponsored in part by

Gynecologic Cancer Survivorship Survey: What We Learned

Recorded on May 25, 2023 

On May 25, 2023, the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) and International Gynecologic Cancer Advocacy Network (IGCAN) hosted a virtual Patient Perspectives Roundtable to share the results of the IGCS-IGCAN Gynecologic Cancer Survivorship Care Survey which was conducted earlier this year. Over 400 gynecologic cancer survivors worldwide completed the survey which included questions to help us understand their journey with the intention to develop robust and effective gynecologic cancer survivorship care plans.

Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Abhishek Shankar (India), Medical Oncologist, Dr. Rosalind Glasspool (UK), and Gynecologic Oncologist, Dr. Daniela Luvero (Italy) hosted the virtual roundtable and provided a summary of the survey data. They were joined by ovarian cancer survivors, Manisha Koirala (India) and Eva-Maria Strömsholm (Finland). Manisha and Eva-Maria provided their insights on survivorship care and the supportive needs of cancer patient-survivors.

Special Guest Panelists

Manisha Koirala
Ovarian Cancer Survivor
Public Figure/Actress/Author

Eva-Maria Stromsholm, MS, RN
Rare Ovarian Cancer Survivor
Co-founder and Vice Chair of Gynecological Cancer Patients in Finland; Co-founder and member of the Nordic Gynecologic Patient Organizations Network


Daniela Luvero, MD
IGCS Advocacy Committee Chair
Gynecologic Oncologist, University Campus Bio Medico of Rome

Rosalind Glasspool, MD
IGCS Advocacy Committee Vice Chair
Medical Oncologist
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and University of Glasgow

Abhishek Shankar, MD
IGCS Advocacy Committee Member
Radiation Oncologist
Secretary, Indian Society of Clinical Oncology; Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, AIIMS, New Delhi


Sponsored in part by GSK.

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