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Research shows reproductive cancer can cause some marriages to end

CU Prof's book tackles topic of sex after cancer
Posted at 5:20 PM, Aug 01, 2017

DENVER — Nearly a million women each year are diagnosed with cancer, and according to one CU researcher, the topic of what happens to the intimate relationships those women had prior to the diagnosis is rarely broached.

Dr. Saketh Guntupalli is a researcher and professor within the CU Anschutz Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He said for 70 percent of the 850,000 women each year who are diagnosed, sexual dysfunction is a reality, and it comes with a loss of relationship that can be critical at such a stressful time. 

“This is an inspirational book that shares real life stories, research and advice about relationships and overcoming sexual dysfunction after cancer,” Guntupalli said. 

The expert said prior to the release of the book, it could be extremely difficult to find resources relating to learn answers on why intimate relationships would become difficult or impossible after the cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment, and the book could help provide couples with real answers. 

Hear what the expert has to say in his video below.