Tweets from the Sheets: Sex and Intimacy After a Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
Breast cancer can impact sex and intimacy whether you are single (dating or not), in a committed relationship or married. You don’t have to lose your sexual self after a breast cancer diagnosis. On Wednesday, June 24, join us and an empowering panel of tweeters for our Twitter Chat, Tweets from the Sheets: Sex and Intimacy After a Diagnosis of Breast Cancer, for an interactive discussion to help you learn
- How diagnosis and treatment side effects can affect intimacy and sexuality
- How to communicate with your cancer care team and partners (or future partners)
- Tips and suggestions for managing these side effects
About Our Panelists
Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, is a specialist in medical gynecologic oncology, an avid social media enthusiast, and columnist for the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is the clinical co-director of gynecologic oncology and the director of the oncology sexual health clinic of Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. Follow him on Twitter at @drdondizon.
Dana Donofree was diagnosed with ER positive, infiltrative ductal carcinoma at 27. She currently lives in Philadelphia with her loving and super supportive husband. They love hiking and biking when the weather allows for it, and dancing and yoga to stay healthy! She fills her days working on AnaOno, a lingerie line for breast cancer survivors, and loves every moment of it! Follow Dana on Twitter at @AnaOnoIntimates.
Lynn Folkman Auspitz manages and implements LBBC's volunteer initiatives, including the live Breast Cancer Helpline, recruitment and training and national volunteer programs. She is responsible for managing volunteer appreciation events and awards, recruiting and training volunteers on a national level to represent LBBC in their communities and overseeing the travel grant program for LBBC conferences and events.Follow Lynn on Twitter at @lynnafolkman.
Anne Katz, RN, PhD, is a clinical nurse specialist and sexuality counselor at CancerCare Manitoba. She holds an adjunct appointment as assistant professor at the University of Manitoba’s faculty of nursing. She is the author of numerous books and articles on the topic of sexuality and cancer and has been invited to speak on the topic nationally and internationally. Follow her on Twitter at @drannekatz.
Erica Marchand, PhD
Barbara Musser is the founder and CEO of Sexy After Cancer and author of Sexy After Cancer – Meeting Your Inner Aphrodite on the Breast Cancer Journey. A 25-year breast cancer survivor, speaker and educator, she teaches classes and retreats for women and couples about cancer, love, intimacy and sexuality. Follow her on Twitter at @sexyaftercancer.
Sabitha Pillai-Friedman, PhD, LCSW
Doris Ann Price
Rachel Toomey was diagnosed with stage IIIA breast cancer in 2010 at the age of 24. She is a certified public accountant with a strong focus in finance, and has worked in the investment management industry for both public and private mutual funds, hedge funds and other equity. She is passionate about using her personal experience with breast cancer and her professional background to help build awareness of the financial impact of breast cancer. Follow her on Twitter at @Rach2Me
About Our Twitter Chat
During our Twitter chat, our panelists will tweet responses to commonly asked questions about sex and intimacy after a breast cancer diagnosis. You may answer along with our panelists as well as pose follow-up or general questions to the group. The group will do its best to address questions you ask throughout the duration of the discussion. We will post a transcript of the chat within the following week.