Relationships and sexuality
There are a number of ways that breast cancer may affect your relationships and sexuality. You may have:
“ It is quite a big issue that’s ongoing and I feel a bitguilty. He loves me, he does understand and that’ssad too, but I’m glad I’m here.”Ruth
If you have had a mastectomy, looking at yourself in the mirror can be difficult. Sometimes women feel nervous about showing their mastectomy scar to their partners.
It helps if you are able to talk openly about your feelings so that your partner understands your fears and concerns. However, sometimes partners may be unsure of their own reactions to breast surgery. While many partners are a great support and may adjust more quickly to the changes than you do, others have greater difficulty. They may also feel nervous about their sexual relationship with you.