Sexual Health & Intimacy

It is very common for people with cancer to worry about intimacy or to experience problems with their sexual health.

Such issues may have already been a problem, or may have evolved during treatment. Side effects of treatments, as well as the process of having cancer, often cause both emotional and physical problems and both can impact on sexual wellbeing.

It can be very hard to talk about these issues with anyone, including your consultant. Dr Catherine Hood is a specialist in psychosexual health. She offers sessions for individuals or couples who want to discuss any issues concerning intimacy and sex, including physical or emotional problems, body image or libido.

These sessions are highly confidential and Catherine will only discuss issues with your consultant if it is necessary and with your consent.

To book an appointment with Catherine, please contact the Living Well Co-ordinator, Karrol Aldous, on 020 7317 2590 or email