Intimacy with a partner may be a very important thing for you right now. It’s just as natural now as it's always been to have these feelings. The chemicals your body releases when you are intimate or receive affection from another person make you feel good and also feel close to your partner. Some of the treatment you have had may make this challenging. Please talk to your clinical nurse specialist if you need support or advice with this.

Those facing incurable cancer and their loved ones may feel isolated which can lead women to feel distanced from friends, family and colleagues, it is normal to find it more difficult to tell your family how you feel, your thoughts, fears and feelings to try and protect them at this difficult time. So it is important to get the support that you need at this time from people you feel more comfortable talking to or your health care team. Take time out to care for yourself and ask for help when you need it.

If you want to talk to other women in a similar situation as you, you can find support on our website.


"You and Your Partner." Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust. N.p., 19 Aug. 2013. Web. 02 Mar. 2015.