Cancer and Sexuality 201
This workshop will deal with the unique aspects of cancer and its treatment on male and female sexuality across the lifespan. Using examples from her busy clinical practice, Anne Katz will highlight typical case scenarios as well as the counseling plan and outcomes for a number of cancers.
1. Describe the dominant treatments for cancer and their impact on sexuality for men
2. Describe the dominant treatments for cancer and their impact on sexuality for women
3. List 3 of the most common strategies used to treat the sexual side effects of cancer treatment
4. Explain the effectiveness of management strategies on the sexual side effects of treatment for cancer
5. Explain issues unique to cancer survivors across the life spectrum
6. Summarize common assessment models to use with cancer survivors in an exploration of their sexuality
1. The effect of cancer treatment on sexuality (1 hour)
2. Cancer types (1 hour)
3. Cancer and sexuality across the lifespan (2 hours)
4. Management of treatment related side effects (1.5 hours)
5. Q & A and loose ends (0.5 hr)
Dr. Anne Katz is the certified sexuality counselor at CancerCare Manitoba and Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Manitoba Prostate Centre. In these roles she counsels men and women with a history of cancer who are experiencing sexual and relationship challenges. She also supports couples through recurrence and treatment decisions at that point. She is
the fertility preservation counselor for the organization and also runs a sexual rehabilitation program for women after radiation therapy.
Dr. Katz is the editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum, the premier research journal of the Oncology Nursing Society. She was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in 2014.
She has been an invited speaker at multiple international conferences and meetings in North American, Europe and beyond where she has educated health care providers and cancer survivors about cancer, sexuality, and survivorship.
She is the author of 12 books for health care providers and health care consumers on the topics of illness and sexuality as well as cancer survivorship. Two of her recent books have won prestigious awards, including the SSTAR 2015 Consumer Book of the Year Award for her book Prostate Cancer and the Man You Love: Supporting and Caring for your Partner and the 2016 Prose Award for Meeting the Need for Psychosocial Care in Young Adults with Cancer.