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Women's Behavioral Health

Now Enrolling - Enhancing Sexuality After Cancer


Addressing the Unmet Needs of Cancer Patients and Survivors

Over the past 20 years, our team has conducted a great deal of research with gynecologic and breast cancer patients and survivors.  This research has taught us two important things. First, sexual issues are common and difficult for gynecologic and breast cancer patients.  Second, until now, there have been very few resources  available to these patients coping with sexual difficulties and stress following their diagnosis and treatment.

What is the purpose of this study?
This clinical research project offers a psychological intervention designed to prevent or reduce the sexual difficulties and stress that can follow gynecologic and breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. 

What is the intervention?
Unlike other treatments for sexual concerns or difficulties, this one is designed specifically for women treated for breast or gynecologic cancer.  Individual or group treatment will be provided to all those who participate.  All study-related treatment sessions and information are strictly confidential.

Who is eligible for this study?
If you have been diagnosed with breast or gynecologic cancer, are married or partnered, and are at least 21 years old, you may be eligible to participate.

How long does the study last?
Therapy sessions take place over five months.  Study participation will also include 4 assessment interviews that will take place over the course of nine months.

What does participation cost?
There is no cost to you.  The treatment associated with this study will be provided free-of-charge. In fact, all participants will be compensated for the time spent completing the study assessments.
 

Interested?

Please contact Casey McGraw-Herdeg at 614-685-2092 or casey.mcgraw-herdeg@osumc.edu if you would like to learn more.