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New site to help cancer survivors Rekindle their sex lives

Cancer Council Queensland has designed a website to help cancer survivors rekindle the heat in their sex lives
Cancer Council Queensland has designed a website to help cancer survivors rekindle the heat in their sex lives

PEOPLE with concerns about sex after cancer have been invited to trial Rekindle, the world's first online resource specifically designed to improve the sex lives of cancer survivors.

Designed by Cancer Council and University of Sydney, the resource offers an online intervention to help couples rekindle their romance after treatment.

Cancer Council Queensland spokeswoman Katie Clift said Rekindle was developed in response to studies showing more than half of all cancer survivors had sexual concerns after completing treatment.

New research by Cancer Council Queensland* found around 62% of cancer patients surveyed experienced a range of sexual issues, and about 30% didn't access support to address them.

"Rekindle is a private, personalised online resource that addresses sexual concerns for all adults affected by cancer," Ms Clift said.

"Cancer survivors, whether in a relationship or single, and partners, are invited to use Rekindle, which will be personally tailored to meet their specific needs."

 

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