Loss of Libido

by Fitcoachion | Last Updated: July 22, 2020


Your libido is your desire for sex and intimacy — your sex drive. During breast cancer treatment, you may find that your desire for sex decreases. This happens to many women and is quite understandable. The anxiety and emotional rollercoaster that can come with a breast cancer diagnosis, plus the stress and fatigue that treatment can cause, may make sex the last thing you think about.

Many breast cancer treatments can cause side effects that can contribute to a lower libido, including:

Some pain medicines also may contribute to a lower libido.

Tamoxifen, a hormonal therapy, may also contribute to a lower libido.

Managing loss of libido

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