Leslie Schover on Treating Patients With Sexual Dysfunction After Cancer

Leslie Schover, PhD, clinical psychologist and professor of behavioral science at University of Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses how nurses should approach patients suffering from sexual dysfunction after cancer.

Leslie Schover, PhD, clinical psychologist and professor of behavioral science at University of Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses how nurses should approach patients suffering from sexual dysfunction after cancer.

Schover says that since it can be taboo to talk about sex, nurses need to be confident in asking uncomfortable questions and prepared for apprehensive reactions and answers.

She also advises nurses to be knowledgeable of the major sexual side effects of cancer treatments and build a referral network, whether with hospital or community resources.