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Sex after breast cancer - it's not as scary as you might think

While surviving breast cancer is an incredible feeling, it also takes a toll on a woman - both physically and emotionally. In fact, one of the more significant areas affected by chemotherapy is a woman's sex drive.

According to the Los Angeles Times, patients should realize that this is completely normal.

"Hormones have a big role to play in that," Dr Nikita Shah, an Orland-based oncologist, told the news outlet. "If you drop the estrogen level, yes, it can affect the sexual drive."

In order to combat this problem, women are encouraged to speak with their gynecologists about this problem. Medical professionals can offer advice or tips on how to remedy the situation.

Also, breast cancer survivors are encouraged to hit the gym in order to reacquaint themselves with their new bodies. And, as always, women should remember never to give up hope.

"You can get your sex life back to the way it was, if not better," Maisano told the news outlet.

According to the American Cancer Society, there are currently 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States.
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